Steam Next Festival is full of PC demos to try in October

A woman sits on the hood of a sports car as she watches the neon lights emitted by a futuristic city.

Move Cyberpunk 2077, ANNO: Mutationem is breathtaking.
Picture: Lightning games

Steam Next Fest, formerly known as Steam Game Festival, is a week-long event where users can play demos and watch previews of upcoming games, chat with developers, and provide feedback on upcoming games. new titles, returns for another round in October. Demos will only be available during the week of the event, which runs October 1-7.

Here’s a quick look at the games that have been announced so far for Steam Next Fest:

  • The last campfire, developed and published by No Man’s Sky creators Hello Games, is a cool 3D puzzle adventure game that released on other platforms last year that we really liked. It is scheduled to be released on Steam on October 7.
  • Starship Troopers: Terran Command, developed by The Artistocrats, is a real-time strategy game based on the film universe, in which you command mobile infantry against massive insects. It was originally slated for release in 2020 but has been delayed due to the pandemic.
  • Tunic, developed by Andrew Shouldice, is an action-adventure game in which you play as an adorable fox who explores the ruins and fights less adorable creatures with his sword.
A giant pig in the middle of an ancient stone ruin sits on top of a food mound with its stomach covered in mud and glowing an orange hue.

Oh worth it, I hope it’s a friend.
Screenshot: Hello games

  • air head, developed by Octato Games, is a puzzle platform game where you save an organism resembling a head, yes, from air leaks, while fighting creatures in a metroidvania style world. Odd!
  • Unexplored 2: The traveller’s legacy, developed by Ludomotion, is the sequel to the 2017 roguelike action role-playing game Unexplored. After conquering the Cursed Dungeon, this time you are on a quest to destroy the Staff of Yendor. The art direction of the game in cel-shading is mind blowing, if you don’t mind saying it.
  • ANNO: Mutationem, developed by Thinking Stars, is a cyberpunk role-playing game that takes you through a pixel-art city battling mechs with a laser sword. As we do. Between 2D and 3D pixel art, cyberpunk aesthetics and the promise of a “dark and bizarre storyline”, this game has my attention. Although I will need a vocal coach to help me figure out how to pronounce “mutationem”.
A fox triumphantly raises its new sword as it stands in the middle of stony terrain surrounded by bushes.

It’s dangerous there, little fox.
Screenshot: Finji / Kotaku

  • Biwar Legend of Dragon Slayer, developed by Devata Game Production, is a third person action-adventure game in which you face fantastic creatures from Indonesian mythology. The graphics are very impressive and the combat marks a surprisingly awe-inspiring change in tone from the relaxing environmental shots of the trailer.
  • Mahokenshi, developed and published by Game Source Studio, is a turn-based strategy deck-building game in which you take on the role of a Mahokenshi, a samurai mage, as you battle the forces of corruption that threaten the Sky Isles.
  • Decoherence, developed by Efecto Studios, is a turn-based strategic shooter that lets you build and design robots (one of which looks like a penguin) to fight alongside you in arcade-style battles. The art style looks great and the game is slated for October.
As a wooden village is on fire, a giant fiery creature curls its arms to swing its giant sword as the hero escapes.

Sometimes cowardice is the way to go.
Screenshot: Devata game production

  • Encryption, developed by Daniel Mullins Games, sort of combines card-based roguelike elements with horror-filled escape rooms. In the words of Ikumi Nakamura, sinister …
  • Negative Nancy, developed and produced by FEED is an “interactive sitcom” in which you play as a retail salesperson who takes control of his life by just saying “no” to his bosses, friends and customers. Definitely a good skill to cultivate.
  • Delta’s life, by Airo Games, is a point-and-click sci-fi adventure game in which you play as a robot looking for its friend in a post-apocalyptic future. He has magnificent production values ​​for this kind of game.
  • Finally, speaking of magnificent, Grimbart Tales’ Itora is a fantasy 2.5D action platformer where you are a lonely human who must save the world from a plague. Seriously, check out this trailer.

While not all of these games have firm release dates, according to Steam, all games previewed in the next Steam event must have a release window between October 7, 2021 and May 1, 2022. So if that qualification is to happen, you can expect all of these games to hit the showcase the most. popular PC in the year.


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