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Steam Next Fest Is On Now, Hundreds Of Demos Available - Day #2

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2022 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT

Hundreds of playable demos and oodles* of livestreams are all starting today as Steam Next Fest: October 2022 Edition gets underway!

From now until October 10th at 10am PT, you can get your gaming mitts on as many demos from upcoming games on Steam as you can.  Or maybe "as you want" is more accurate, since technically if you forgo sleeping, eating, and general hygiene, you can probably play a ton (but at what cost?)

Speaking of cost, though, it's worth repeating that these are all FREE. Just make sure you wishlist your favorites to be notified when the game officially launches on Steam.

More cool stuff:

  • New to Steam Next Fest are super cool badges that you can earn by exploring your Discovery Queue.
  • Don't forget the developer-hosted livestreams and chats! The schedule for the week is on the front page, and we're even kicking things off at 11am PT on day 1 with our own official stream.

Some of the demos available:

  • Afterdream: Get lost in a lucid dream, bending the lines between reality and fiction. Utilize the strange camera to navigate through the ghosts' mysterious residence. Find the purpose of your nocturnal visit in a vivid and dreamlike setting.
  • Anthology of Fear: Take part in a one-man investigation and solve the mystery of your brother’s disappearance. Find out the truth by exploring unsettling liminal locations. Discover the story chapter by chapter, with each one unveiling their common tragedy.
  • Bioframe: Outpost: Bioframe Outpost is a 2d sci-fi action adventure game, dedicated to exploration, experimentation, emergent gameplay, and narrative. Its unique approach to non-linear exploration and action gameplay offers a fresh take on Metroidvania gameplay.
  • Car Manufacture: Car Manufacture is an automotive tycoon game. Start in the beginning of the XX century and create thriving business. Build cars, manage people, expand your plant and research new technology. Make tons of money and stay on top.
  • Chasm: The Rift: Prepare for terror in this ground-breaking classic old-school FPS. Following the destruction of Time you are left to battle in this horrific hellhole of multilevel interconnected missions populated by gruesome grotesque creatures.
  • Desktop Dungeons: Rewind: Desktop Dungeons: Rewind bestows bites of tactical roguelike action, which will quickly fester into a deep, lingering, and strategic obsession. Bargain with gods, equip your spoon and pick your battles, before retreating into the healing darkness. But beware… there are still many monsters to face!
  • Election Town: Election Town is a humorous small-town life simulator with a political twist. Build and decorate the house of your dreams, make decisions that will shape the city, and take your part in the election against the current Mayor. It’s Election time and your choices matter most!
  • Hell is Others: Hell is Others is a survival horror PVPVE top-down shooter. Outside the safety of your apartment lies the noir hellscape that is Century City. A city of endless night that straddles the line between reality and insanity. Explore, hunt and loot in a place where blood is literally currency.
  • Horror Tycoon: Scare, terrify and thrill guests as you build the haunted house of your nightmares. Design and customize your creations with incredible detail to scare your guests, or risk losing it all in this tycoon/tower defense hybrid!
  • Kingshunt: Kingshunt is a third person tactical arena brawler set in a dark fantasy world. Form a team of five, choose your hero and take the fight to the enemy in this competitive online multiplayer game. Summon powerful minions and towers to combat the enemy team.
  • Miniland: The world doesn't generate itself - you do it, shape the world as you wish! Start with nothing, and build dream houses for goblins and yourself while exploring, collecting resources, crafting, building, fighting, farming... and more!
  • NecroCity: Your main task in NecroCity is to push back the hordes of monsters and build your fortress! Defend your undead outposts from the persistent forces of the so-called “good”! Take on the role of the young Prince of Undead, trying to prove himself in the world of the Undead Kingdom.
  • One Last Breath: The Earth is sick and we are the disease. All hope rests on Gaia, a powerful being born from mother nature’s last breath. Use her abilities to alter the environment, escape from dangerous creatures, solve thoughtful puzzles and survive in this dying world.
  • Pets Hotel: Welcome to Pets Hotel, a place where you can start the business you always dreamed of! Pets Hotel gives you a unique opportunity to build, design, and run a place where pets can feel at home. Cats, dogs, turtles, and many other animals are waiting for you to take proper care of them!
  • Retro Gadgets: Retro Gadgets is a gadget creation station where you invent, build, solder, code and customise your own electrifying gadgets then share them with the world.
  • Riot Control Simulator: Take on the role of a Riot Control officer and control a riot. You can either brutally deal with the crowd or use more reasonable options. Will you decide to support a nascent dictatorship?
  • Rise of Fox Hero: Rise of Fox Hero is a colorful 3D platformer with fun combat and puzzle elements. Armed with a sword and a shield, jump and fight your way through beautiful and colorful levels.
  • Souldead: The awakening of Hell has awakened you. Go through different worlds to catch the Messiah of Hell and take back what was taken from you. Souldead is a fast-paced dark fantasy FPS shooter with a modern take on the gameplay.
  • Total Tank Generals: Every war has its Generals. Take command of an army during World War II and lead them to victory. Strategize your way through many scenarios and real historical military campaigns of past generals.
  • Turbo Kid: Turbo Kid is a BMX-powered pixel-art Metroidvania gore-fest based on the film of the same name.
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