The Game Awards’ Game Festival Has Demos For ‘More Than a Dozen’ Indie Games

A New Steam Event for The Game Awards Features Plenty of Free Demos

The Game Awards will have a digital-only event, The Game Festival, that will shine a spotlight on “more than a dozen” upcoming Steam indie games, according to an official Wednesday announcement.

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The Game Festival lasts for a 48-hour time window, after which the featured demos will be removed from Steam.

Here’s a partial list of the demos, per the announcement:

  • System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
  • Eastward (Pixpil/Chucklefish)
  • Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Moving Out (SMG Studio/Devm Games/Team 17)
  • Roki (Polygon Treehouse/United Label)
  • Chicory (Greg Lobanov)
  • Wooden Nickel (Brain & Brain)
  • Haven (The Game Bakers)
  • Heavenly Bodies (2pt Interactive)
  • Acid Knife (Powerhoof)
  • The Drifter (Powerhoof)
  • Carion (Devolver)
  • SkateBird (Glass Bottom Games)

The Game Awards creator & presenter Geoff Keighley called The Game Festival “a completely digital approach to the consumer event space.”

“Let’s face it: Not everyone can attend a physical trade show or consumer event,” Keighley said in a statement. “The Game Festival is designed from the ground-up as an event without barriers, extending the benefits of a physical event to the global gaming community that watches The Game Awards.”

The annual awards event will premiere on December 12th at 5:30 PM PT/8:30 PM ET. It’ll reportedly reveal around 15 new games and feature new trailers for already announced games such as Ghost of Tsushima.

Source: Press release