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.
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