The Game Festival Debuts Free Demos Including System Shock for 48 Hours

It’s impossible to imagine the end of the year without The Game Awards show nowadays. As important and huge as E3 can be, this event is loved by both gamers and developers. Traditionally, the award ceremony is interspersed with big announcements in the industry during the exhibition.

Geoff Keighley has been regular host of the show for over 10 years. This year he announced The Game Festival: 48-hours of free access to exclusive demo projects on Steam. Starting Thursday, December 12 at 10 a.m. PT, everyone will be able to try first-look demos of upcoming projects. Here is the demo list:

  • 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)

“Let’s face it: Not everyone can attend a physical trade show or consumer event,” Keighley said. “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.”

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Also, Steam will stream The Game Awards live in 4K Ultra High Definition with the possibility to win a Valve Index VR and get free game drops via broadcast. Previously Keighley revealed that we are going to have 10 game announcements this year at The Game Awards.

Which demo are you most excited to try during The Game Festival? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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