Wow, what a time to be a gamer. Here we are some random weekend in October, and Valve launches their Steam Game Festival full of 100’s of demos for you to enjoy. However, we understand that it may be difficult to choose one to play with so many choices.
That’s why we’re here to highlight a few games across multiple genres that you should play. Some of the demos are only 30 minutes or less, but they give players a chance to give these developers feedback on their projects, which will only benefit them in the long run. So, enjoy the weekend, and please let us know any games that stand out to you in the comments below.
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII
Yea, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII can be bad or good, but we thought we’d give it a chance because it looks pretty cool. Developed by the same team behind Sword and Fairy 6, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII shows us how the team has improved. I’m not really sure if we’ve received the other titles in the west, but I don’t think it really matters in the long run when it comes to these niche RPGs. We take what we can get.
Bistro Days is here to cook up a few waifus and take players on a romantic comedy. This is more on the slice-of-life side, so don’t go in thinking you will question your emotional state. Instead, get a cup of tea and enjoy some bright colors and cute girls.
Now, Iwaihime has a demo out that is perfect for the Halloween season. If you do play it, you don’t have to wait long until the full release because it’s scheduled to come out on October 23. Beware of the curses, but have fun with this mystery.
Black Skylands gives us a top-down twin-stick shooter that just looks awesome. The demo gives players the prologue of the game and intro to the main story. Players can also get a feel for the ground and aerial combat, which, say no more, we’ll play your game.
If Haven isn’t on your radar already, then it probably should be. A story of romance and action has never looked prettier than in this co-op adventure game. Visual novel fans may even be interested in the story elements that it offers.
Everhood gives us a music-based action game with some simple design elements that we can’t help but be interested in. The developer gives us a chance to get our hands on this unique experience, so we don’t see a reason not to check it out.
Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity
Let’s be honest, one look at Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity, and you knew you had to play it, right? Well, we’re the same way, this insane action platformer looks challenging and adorable, and we just want to…sorry we were distracted by all the colors.
Wings Of Bluestar
Everyone enjoys a shmup every-now-and-then, so we decided to check in on Wings Of Bluestar. This demo gives players a chance to play a couple of levels before the game’s official launch on October 13. Think of it as a try-before-you-buy, but it looks cool.
We came for the waifus of Nigate Tale but stayed for roguelike elements. This game sends players on adventure after waking up in a strange world. However, it contains various upgrades and a decent dungeon crawler layout that has wanting more.
We’re also down for a good first-person mystery, and Paradise Lost caught our eye quickly. The level design is impressive, and the demo gives a great look at this alternate version of WWII.
Text-based RPGs are alive and kicking, and Roadwarden is bringing them to the year 2021. Players get the chance to join up with a merchant guild and adventure across a peninsula to expand the guild’s reach. However, it’s not going to be easy. It never is.
Superliminal has been on our radar for a while as it uses a unique puzzle design of altering objects through perspective. Now, you get the chance to experience the game before it’s November 5 launch, and we suggest you do it because it’s definitely worth checking out.
There’s something about Garden Story that has us excited. Maybe it’s the fact that you play as grape or the chill atmosphere combined with challenging dungeons. I don’t know who cares! There’s a demo, and you should play it.
Ashina: The Red Witch
Indie adventures come in all shapes and sizes, but Ashina: The Red Witch really gives us something neat to look forward to. We are definitely down to see more of this game with its pixel art characters and environments and narrative-driven adventure themes.
Today Is My Birthday
Why not round off this list with a nice horror game, Today Is My Birthday. Through survival elements and classic horror themes, this is a game that has our attention. We want to play more, so it’s cool that it releases on October 30.
And there’s our list, make sure to tell us in the comments below what games we may have missed. Have fun!
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