Game Devs of Color Expo 2022 roundup: The show’s best games

Game Devs of Color Expo 2022 showcased an absolute truckload of creative, innovative, and above all, fun titles during its weekend. It’s amazing to see the kind of beautiful titles that can be created by people of different cultures and races, and how these diverse backgrounds intertwine with both storytelling and gameplay.

And while every game featured deserves accolade as a contender for a spot on our best PC games list, there are only a limited number that I can reasonably recommend without reaching the point of overwhelming. That said, the games listed below are the ones that stood out to me the most due to a mix of dynamic visuals, interesting and unique gameplay, great soundtracks, and that certain “wow” factor that has caught my attention.

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Nocturnal Reverie

A puzzle/adventure game in which a child must solve the mystery behind the distortion of his house. It features stunning pixel art visuals and mixes a soothing yet haunting atmosphere.

Check Night Reverie on Steam

dark fracture

A first-person psychological horror game in which you explore a body farm and travel to an alien universe. Its atmosphere and visuals are inspired by surrealist Zdzisław Beksiński and horror artist HR Giger.

Check Dark Fracture on Steam

Demon Slayer Spell Book

A roguelite horde survival game that plays like a hellish title, the ease and fun of spell casting combines well with the challenge of surviving against wave after wave of enemies.

Check Spellbook Demonslayers on Steam

Don’t buy this game

In the vein of Stanley’s parable, you play somebody which tries to play a game while the narrator builds it while you play and tries to sabotage your main objective of pressing a red button.

Check Do not buy this game on Steam

ValiDate: Singles in difficulty in your area

An LGBTQ+ romantic visual novel about 13 adults from Jercy City trying to find love and navigate relationships. The art is gorgeous and the character designs varied, with lively writing to boot.

Discover ValiDate: singles in difficulty in your area on Steam and Itch.io

lost twins 2

A puzzle adventure game that finds twins traveling through an unknown world as they solve creative and well-designed cooperative puzzles to create paths between rooms and come together.

Check Lost Twins 2 on Steam

Whispers in the West

A multiplayer murder mystery set in the Wild West, with each story a unique case for a group of friends to solve.

Check Whispers in the West on Steam

lonely village

In this adorable puzzle game and social simulation in the vein of Story of Seasons and Animal Crossing, you help rebuild a village after a calamity wipes out their homes.

Check Lonesome Village on Steam

KindFolx

In this colorful and humorous deck-building RPG, you play as Reinus and the Adventurers Guild as they battle Darlocke and save your town.

Check KindFolx on Steam

Soulbaby: remastered

A hellish RPG with one of the funkiest and most creative soundtracks you’ll hear, you must survive endless waves of enemies to uncover the mystery of a decaying cosmos.

Check Soulbaby: Remastered on Steam

biwar legend of the dragon slayer

This action-adventure puzzle game follows a teenager discovering the reason for his parents’ death as he explores Indonesia. Its 3D models and battles are already impressive in its beta version.

Check Biwar Legend Of Dragon Slayer on Steam

Ritual Night

A roguelite social deduction board game where you either have to discover deception or trick your opponent, every day gets more chaotic and ridiculous with new daily bonuses.

Check Ritual Night on Steam

Project Anomaly: Urban Supernatural Investigator

Reminiscent of stylized photo-taking simulations like Umurangi Generation, this game puts you in the role of an investigator who uncovers and takes photos of anomalies while solving supernatural cases.

Check Project Anomaly: Urban Supernatural Investigator on Steam

9 years of shadows

Play as Europa, who explores a beautiful world of pixels as she fights to restore color to it. It features an impressive girl-like magical transformation and moody decadent atmosphere, with fluid and punchy combat.

Check 9 years of shadows on Steam

YELLOW

If you like silly titles like I Am Toast, this game embraces all the ridiculousness of that concept as you play an egg with human arms running through a house and escaping the murderous intent of a man determined to stop you.

Check YOLKED on Steam

A taste of the past

Cooking game meets narrative side-scrolling in this title about a young girl coping with the loss of her mother as she navigates a train through the afterlife while reconnecting with her Chinese heritage by recreating her mother’s recipes.

Check A taste of the past on Steam

Grid Force – Goddess Mask

A grid-hell RPG that lets you create four-person teams from a diverse cast of heroes with varying abilities, in order to defeat the goddesses and save the future.

Check Grid Force – Mask Of The Goddess on Steam

Sokobond Express

An interesting and challenging puzzle game with adorable visuals in which you build the path of an atom on its way to the exit. You form a molecule by bonding with other atoms in increasingly complex ways.

Check Sokobond Express on Steam

El Paso, Elsewhere

Play in this third-person shooter as a supernatural investigator who must explore a reality-altering motel in your hometown and slay hordes of demons to reach your ex, the vampire ruler, before she kills her. end the world.

Check El Paso, Elsewhere on Steam

cabaret

Play as Jebat, a cursed boy forced to navigate and survive in a world filled with monsters from Southeast Asian myths and folklore. The art direction and music are stunning and immersive, steeped in the culture of this region.

Check Kabaret on Steam

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