Try Before You Buy With The Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition

Find New Games to Fall For

While Xbox and Playstation continue to grab headlines, and major developers tease big announcements and releases, the Steam marketplace is shining a light on the efforts of smaller devs and indie outfits with its Autumn Festival.

A promo image featuring the locations of General Interactive's adventure-mystery game Chinatown Detective Agency

Starting October 7th, and running until October 13th, if you visit Steam you will be treated to live streams highlighting an upcoming indie title such as Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse – an irreverent point and click adventure. Not only will developers be live streaming their games, but they will also be available to chat during specific time slots noted on Steam’s comprehensive schedule. If you ever wanted to know more about games development, or perhaps pick up a few tips for your own projects, this is an event you can’t afford to miss.

The Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition is not just going to show you some games, Valve’s marketplace is actually making hundreds of demos available for free! As so many of us continue to work from home or self-isolate due to the pandemic, this is a great opportunity to try out some new genres and see what amazing ideas the indie community is cooking up. The Game Festival has an incredible breadth of titles to try, from the fascinating cyberpunk Chinatown Detective Agency (perfect to tide you over if you’re eagerly awaiting Cyberpunk 2077), to the wonderful 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack.

If you missed Steam’s Summer Games Festival, this is the perfect opportunity to make up for lost time. There are a staggering amount of games to try across 11 different genres including horror, strategy, RPG, and even VR. There are so many titles it is hard to pick any one to highlight, but among the most intriguing titles are; the zen-like VR experience Stargaze, the strategic mountain climbing adventure Insurmountable, and the demonic detective sim Lucifer Among Us. Not only does the Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition give you a chance to try these unique titles, but an opportunity to provide feedback to the developers (some of whom are the sole creators working on their games) and be a part of the ever growing community of indie gamers.

Which demos are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments.