This year's The Game Awards are already promising a lot and now Geoff Keighley and Co raised the stakes by announcing they've teamed up with 13 developers to release demos of their games via Steam. The Game Festival, as it's called, starts tomorrow and lasts 48 hours.
All the offered demos are, of course, for yet to be released games so The Game Festival is definitely off to a good start. Note that they'll be removed from Steam after the 48-hour period, so you better pick your favourites and pick 'em fast.
The full list is as follows:
- System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
- Eastward (Pixpil/Chucklefish)
- Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus)
- Moving Out (SMG Studio/Devm Games/Team17)
- Röki (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)
- CARRION (Phobia/Devolver)
- SkateBIRD (Glass Bottom Games)
So, whether you're anxious to once again dive into System Shock, goof around with avian skateboarding or evolve your clingy alien in Carrion - The Game Awards will make it happen, and then some.
"Now feels like the right time to take the next step with 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. 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", Keighley said.