After the cancellation of E3, it's the summer of the alternative video game conference, and we couldn't be happier. No, wait, that's not right. That's not right at all. We are not at all happy about it. It's not that we miss cramming into the LA Convention Center, full of sweaty nerds, working 18-hour days and doing the game journo equivalent of crunch. But there's just too much of it, spread over too long a period of time? At least E3 just got it all over and done with in a week, like ripping off a really big plaster, or severe food poisoning. For starters, Geoff Keighley needs to knock it off for a bit. Nobody needs four months of reveals. Nobody. Seriously, Geoff, mate, give it a rest. And there are the publisher-specific events, which are coming out in dribs and drabs, but not really showing us anything at all? And really weird tech reveals masquerading as new console exclusives? And then there are all of the collections and collectives of games; it never ends. Seriously. Look at this list of every E3 replacement event this summer. It. Never Ends. Anyway, with all that said, here's every game that was featured during the Wholesome Direct 2020 video presentation: \tButton City \tErrand Boy \tOoblets \tKind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) \tSnacko \tChicory \tThe Spirit and the Mouse \tSpiritfarer \tSayri: The Beginning \tMondo Museum \tBird Alone \tLittle Witch in the Woods \tTOEM \tWinding Worlds \tTokotoko: Hako & Friends \tWhen the Past was Around \tA Space for the Unbound \tBook of Travels \tGarden Story \tDepanneur Nocturne \tCalico \tRainy Season \tWayward Strand \tHoa \tKeyWe \tTracks of Thought \tMelon Journey 2 \tWeaving Tides \tA Fold Apart \tSkatebird \tUnpacking \tSylvan Meadows \tHaven \tTracks - The Train Set Game \tFrogsong \tLater Daters \tClouzy! \tCreative Resort \tPushy and Pully in Blockland \tOnsen Master \tOld Friends Dog Sanctuary \tCritter Cove \tRoots of Pacha \tThe Other Side \tBattleCakes: A Snack-Sized RPG \tAlchemic Cutie \tPekoe \tOllie Oop \tTo the Rescue! \tRolling Hills \tHimig \tOrange Island \tMisc. \tElliot & Ko And here's the Wholesome Direct 2020 video, if you haven't had enough of digital game events and want to watch the whole thing: https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vAwCNzOPR8Ck Grouching aside for a moment, there's actually lots of lovely stuff in Wholesome Direct 2020. That's kind of the idea. What's particularly pleasing is how many games on that list aren't actually unknown. Maybe it just reflects the little indie game pond we swim in socially, but that we're already aware of so many games in the presentation is definitely a positive for indie games. From games that have already made waves \u2013 like Ooblets, Spiritfarer, Chicory, Skatebird, and Kind Words \u2013 to games you might not have heard of \u2013 like Rainy Season, Mondo Museum, Garden Story, KeyWe, A Fold Apart, Unpacking, Later Daters \u2013 there's something on this list for pretty much everyone. It's nice to see so many lovely games together, and it's really heartening to see the spotlight shone on the more pleasant aspects of indie gaming. It's just really unfortunate that it's happened in the middle of Geoff Keighley season, where the non-stop, round-the-clock, ever-present Geoff Keighley publicity machine is giving people horrific fatigue for online video presentations about video games. We're really sorry, Wholesome Direct \u2013 it's not you, it's us. (And when we say it's "us" what we really mean "it's Geoff". It's definitely Geoff.) Follow Thumbsticks on Flipboard,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google News, and\u00a0Twitter\u00a0for more video game news dressed up as snark snark dressed up as video game news.