The Game Awards is just a day away, airing live on December 12 at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET. Show host Geoff Keighley has announced a brand-new digital consumer festival that lets you play a handful of demos on Steam for free.
The Game Festival is billed as the “first-of-its-kind,” a digital consumer event as part of a pilot program with Steam. For a limited 48-hour window, you can get your hands on 13 demos before they’re removed from Steam. These include gruesome platformer Carrion, cute skateboarding title SkateBIRD, wholesome adventure game Spiritfarer, and more.
The Game Festival runs from Thursday, December 12 at 10 AM PT to Saturday, December 14 at 10 AM PT. Some of the available demos to play can be viewed below.
The Game Festival Free Steam Demos
- System Shock
- Moving Out
- Wooden Nickel
- Heavenly Bodies
- Acid Knife
- The Drifter
“Let’s face it: Not everyone can attend a physical trade show or consumer event,” Keighley said in a press release. “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 shared The Game Awards’ nominees earlier this month. Alongside revealing the plethora of titles up for nomination, Keighley confirmed that The Game Awards will feature 10 new game/project reveals. While what will be shown remains to be seen, we do know that Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima will get another trailer during the livestream.
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