The Game Awards Reveals The Game Festival Digital Event

The Game Awards Reveals The Game Festival Digital Event
Credit: Night Dive Studios

Ready to watch The Game Awards when they land tomorrow night at 8:30 PM ET? You might also want to set some time aside for the new event afterward: The Game Festival.

The Game Festival is a digital event for fans that'll be hosted on Steam. It will include over a dozen game demos that will provide players their first look at several upcoming titles with a 48-hour access window. After 48 hours pass, they'll be removed from Steam.

"Six years ago I bet everything I had to create The Game Awards as a way to celebrate our passion for gaming," said The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley. "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."

Here are the game demos that will be on tap:

  • System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
  • Eastward (Pixpil/Chucklefish)
  • Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus)
  • Moving Out (SMG Studio/Devm Games/Team17)
  • Röki (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)
  • CARRION (Phobia/Devolver)
  • SkateBIRD (Glass Bottom Games)

Be sure you don't miss out on this limited-time opportunity to try some very cool upcoming titles, most notably System Shock. Which games are you most interested in giving a go before they release? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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