The Game Awards Partners With Devs to Release Demos on Steam This Weekend

The Game Awards is partnering with game developers to present The Game Festival, a 48-hour event that will allow gamers around the world to try out more than a dozen first-look game demos on Steam like System Shock, SkateBird, Carrion, and Spiritfarer.The Game Festival is a “first-of-its-kind digital consumer event” that is launching its digital pilot program in 2019 and will run from Thursday, December 12 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT to Saturday, December 14 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT. Following the end of The Game Festivals, the demos will be removed from Steam. The list of announced free game demos is as follows;

  • System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
  • Eastward (Pixpil/Chucklefish)
  • Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Moving Out (SMG Studio/Devm Games/Team 17
  • Roki (Polygon Treehouse/United Label)
  • Chicory (Greg Lobanov)
  • Wooden Nickel (Brain & Brain)
  • Haven (The Game Bakers)
  • Heavenly Bodies (2pt Interactive)
  • Acid Knife (Powerhoof)
  • The Drifter (Powerhoof)
  • Carion (Devolver)
  • SkateBird (Glass Bottom Games)

“Six years ago I bet everything I had to create The Game Awards as a way to celebrate our passion for gaming,” Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards said in a statement. “Now feels like the right time to take the next step with The Game Festival, a completely digital approach to the consumer event space. Let’s face it: Not everyone can attend a physical trade show or consumer event. 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.”

Best Games of 2019

The Game Awards 2019 begins on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET and you can check out all the nominees here.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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The Game Awards Partners With Devs to Release Demos on Steam This Weekend

The Game Awards is partnering with game developers to present The Game Festival, a 48-hour event that will allow gamers around the world to try out more than a dozen first-look game demos on Steam like System Shock, SkateBird, Carrion, and Spiritfarer.The Game Festival is a “first-of-its-kind digital consumer event” that is launching its digital pilot program in 2019 and will run from Thursday, December 12 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT to Saturday, December 14 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT. Following the end of The Game Festivals, the demos will be removed from Steam. The list of announced free game demos is as follows;

  • System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
  • Eastward (Pixpil/Chucklefish)
  • Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Moving Out (SMG Studio/Devm Games/Team 17
  • Roki (Polygon Treehouse/United Label)
  • Chicory (Greg Lobanov)
  • Wooden Nickel (Brain & Brain)
  • Haven (The Game Bakers)
  • Heavenly Bodies (2pt Interactive)
  • Acid Knife (Powerhoof)
  • The Drifter (Powerhoof)
  • Carion (Devolver)
  • SkateBird (Glass Bottom Games)

“Six years ago I bet everything I had to create The Game Awards as a way to celebrate our passion for gaming,” Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards said in a statement. “Now feels like the right time to take the next step with The Game Festival, a completely digital approach to the consumer event space. Let’s face it: Not everyone can attend a physical trade show or consumer event. 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.”

Best Games of 2019

The Game Awards 2019 begins on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET and you can check out all the nominees here.

Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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