The Steam Game Festival Demos We Think You Should Play

It’s that time of year again. A bunch of developers put out a bunch of demos that you probably don’t have enough time to play. Well, we’re here to make your choice a little easier. We’ve hand-selected a group of games from across a few genres that you might enjoy. If you don’t enjoy them, then we are sorry. Be sure to comment below some games that you think people should check out!


MAMIYA

MAMIYA

The death of a friend brings together a group of men, each with their own circumstances. As they try to go back to normal life, they find themselves with a mysterious person called Mamiya following them around. With a dark and nauseating atmosphere, this visual novel shows the promise to be one of the highlights of the year.

TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight

TASOMACHI Behind the Twilight

Follow the travels of a young girl named Yukumo who travels around in an airship when suddenly it breaks down. Her only hope now is to explore the town for repairs, but no one can be found. Gameplay features exploration-based designs with 3D platforming sections.

Loop Hero

Loop Hero

Darkness has enveloped the world as the Lich throws it into nothingness. As a young warrior, you have the chance to piece the world together again using cards. Using the concept of looping through in each expedition and some resource managing, Loop Hero is an addictive roguelike.

Floppy Knights

Floppy Knights

I’ll just say this game looks cute as heck. This demo has been updated with newly designed levels, updated UI, and new narrative moments for players to uncover. The gameplay has a tactical RPG system with card-based action to shake things up a bit. Each deck has a different set of floppy knights included to fit your playstyle.

Sumire

Sumire

Sumire features narrative quest-driven mechanics where players make their way through the world and interact with various creatures and objects. Players can explore through various environments to uncover collectibles, bonus items, tests of skill, and other challenges, some of which are hidden, some not. The catch is, everything you do takes time, and there’s only one day before the world ends.

Hermitage: Strange Case Files

Hermitage: Strange Case Files

Hermitage: Strange Case Files is a horror mystery set in a bookstore named Hermitage. The bookstore itself attracts unusual customers who are dealing with paranormal issues. Players take on the role of the bookshop owner, who is a former anthropology professor never seen outside of the bookstore. Evidently, there’s a handful of horrific events taking place, and the owner enlists the help of a hacker, detective, and legal consultant to solve the mystery of the store.

SkateBIRD

Skatebird

Birds on skateboards. That’s enough reason to give it a try.

Unsouled

unsouled

Unsouled follows a man and woman who have the ability to absorb the souls of the dead. Their power gives them a choice to subjugate the weak or protect them. They could essentially destroy or create. However, their choice wasn’t the same. Players will need to fight their way through some pretty intimidating foes. Timing is everything in the game, and players need to parry to unleash counter-attacks and learn ways of executing combos.

Tunche

Tunche

This hand-drawn beat ’em hack-and-slash roguelike is a lot to unpack, but it sure looks good doing it. The demo gives players an early chance to meet the characters before its official March release. During gameplay, a group of four players can take on waves of enemies and towering bosses. Each character has unique abilities and skills to make teaming up with others a varied experience.

A Space For The Unbound

A Space For The Unbound 2

A small adventure in Indonesia’s rural area in the ’90s, A Space for the Unbound promises a chill slice-of-life story in a lush pixel art world. This demo is a great chance to play through the beginning of Atma’s journey and see how its supernatural elements and the end of the world tie in with a coming of age story that any fan of adventure games should keep their eyes on.

Gal*Gun Returns

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Take girls to euphoria who are trying to stop you from confessing your feelings to the one you love. It’s an emotional journey of trust and determination as one man fights off waves of female classmates who want nothing to do but to jump his bone.


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