Demos we’re looking forward to at Steam Next Fest – Part 1

The time is almost upon us when we can dive into the amazing expanse of new games to try – thank you #SteamNextFest! The event starts on February 6th and the social media wires are already glowing with game developers revealing their new demos they’ll be there!

We’ve picked 10 of the demos that have caught our eye so far that have been announced. Take a look, wishlist those you like, and let us know in the comments what you think! We’ll do a couple more of these posts as more games out themselves. 

Of course, we’re looking forward to our own game Mafia Pigs as well (wishlist here!), but that doesn’t mean we won’t be playing a lot of other stuff! Enjoy: This first set already looks super awesome!

  1. Turbo Cat Fight: nice job on being one of the first demos to announce itself and be … intriguing :-). Cat pixels jumping around in frenetic combat, what’s not to love?!
  2. Teslagrad 2: one of the heavy hitters at the festival we think! This is a follow-up to the popular 2013 Teslagrad game and again uses magnetism as a core element in gameplay. The graphics and gameplay look like they have lept forward and the nordic charm looks amazing.
  3. Xenonauts 2: turn-based tactics in another sequel that comes with some expectations. The gameplay looks very similar but with expanded options and a significant additional level of detail in graphics and presentation. 
  4. Shadows of Doubt: we absolutely love the neon-noir graphic style in this detailed pixel-art detective game/sandbox RPG.
  5. Oblivion Override: to scratch the hack ‘n slash itch – a slick-looking side scroller with cool apocalyptic graphics and rhythmic combat. 
  6. A Sister’s Journey: an eye-catching hand-crafted pixel Metroidvania. The imagescapes look amazing and well worth checking out.
  7. Howl: a turn-based tactical game with a really artistic graphical style. Build your towns/camps and engage in combat with what looks to be a nice storyline aspect. 
  8. Death Corp: point and click adventure with some slick graphics and a fun-looking storyline. 
  9. Bionic Bay: one of the most interesting trailers that has been shared on Twitter – a platformer with some deep-looking physics incorporated into the world design and motion. Might be more concept than game but definitely looks worth trying.
  10. Infection Free Zone: Defend against a mad virus in any city in the world (pulling data from OpenStreet map). This looks like a blast, we’ll all be looking for our hometowns!

Have other games caught your eye? Ping us on social media and we’ll try to include them in the next round!

We’ll also be streaming some demo play on Twitch – so follow us there!

Published by njyx

Ex-CEO of 3scale, Timewarper and occasional game designer.

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