March 18, 2020 The Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition is live.
During The Game Awards last year, producer and host Geoff Keighley tried out a new way of letting game fans at home try out a load of upcoming titles: the Steam Game Festival. In December 2019, the first event offered a limited-time chance to play 14 free game demos. Now, amid a host of trade shows cancelled due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the festival is coming back with a vastly expanded selection of demos.
The Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition is now underway, and will last until March 23 at 10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT / 17:00 GMT. Over 40 titles are featured as part of the event, and while you can scroll on down for a full list of games, you should expect a load of high-profile indies that would typically be featured as part of showcases like the Indie Megabooth or Day of the Devs.
The Game Developers Conference was scheduled to take place this week before its delay, and this edition of the Game Festival will allow smaller developers another chance to show their games to a larger audience.
Steam Game Festival Demo list
A Space for the Unbound – Mojiken Studio
Aeolis Tournament – Beyond Fun Studio
Backworlds – Logic Ember Limited
Chicory – Greg Lobanov
Coffee Talk – Toge Productions
Curious Expedition 2 – Maschinen-Mensch
Divisadero – Team2Bit
Duster – Coldrice Games
Eldest Souls – Fallen Flag Studio
EleMetals: Death Metal Death Match! – WALLRIDE
Embr – Muse Games
Evan’s Remains – maitan69
Filament – Beard Envy
Garden Story – Picogram
Going Under – Aggro Crab
Haven – The Game Bakers
Hazel Sky – Coffee Addict Studio
Heavenly Bodies – 2pt Interactive
Hundred Days – Broken Arms Games
HyperParasite – Troglobytes Games
Jack Axe – Keybol, Mike Studios
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl – Interabang Entertainment
Klang 2 – Tinimations
KungFu Kickball – WhaleFood Games
Later Daters – Bloom Digital Media
Liberated – Atomic Wolf
Lord Winklebottom Investigates – Cave Monsters
Mighty Fight Federation – Komi Games
Moncage – Optillusion
Mystic Pillars – Holy Cow Productions
Neon Noodles – Vivid Helix
Neverinth – CreAct Games
Operancia: The Stolen Sun – Zen Studios
Pushy and Pully in Blockland – Resistance Studio
Quench – Axon Interactive
Raji: An Ancient Epic – Nodding Heads Games
Recompile – Phigames
Retrograde Arena – Freemergency
Rising Hell – Tahoe Games
Roki – Polygon Treehouse
She Dreams Elsewhere – Studio Zevere
Sons of Ra – Pharoah Hound Games
Spiritfarer – Thunder Lotus Games
Tunche – Leap Game Studios
Vigil: The Longest Night – Glass Heart Games
We Are the Caretakers – Heart Shaped Games
We should talk. – Insatiable Cycle
When the Past Was Around – Mojiken Studio
Keighley says there are plans for more Game Festival events throughout the year, and not just on Steam.
We'll have more editions of the Festival throughout the year to connect gamers around the world to content you can play at home. Stay tuned for more details! And we're working hard to make the Festival available on more platforms too.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 17, 2020
If you’re looking for more free PC games to play over the weeks to come, check out that link for a big list of great ones.