Another event has been rescheduled this week as Valve sent out a notice to media today about the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition. If you're not familiar with this festival, it's basically a chance for indie developers to show off all of the latest indie games coming out. Many studios are taking advantage of it after COVID-19 basically ended most of the conventions that were due to happen around the country as a way to get a free demo out to people. Now that event has been pushed back. About 30 minutes ago, as of when we're writing this piece, Valve sent out a short email to everyone simply saying "The Steam Game Festival has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 16th thru June 22nd." Effectively pushing everything back a week.
While the reason wasn't immediately given, it's pretty clear the company is joining others to postpone their events and plans for a short period of time to draw attention to the current protests, Black Lives Matter, and the police brutality in our country following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. There's no word, as of the time we're publishing this, as to whether or not Valve Corporation will be doing anything else in response. The company is located in Seattle, Washington, which has seen some of the more heated and filmed encounters from around the country. As to the festival, here's the only info about it after the change.
The Steam Game Festival is an event that shines a spotlight on games set to be released within the next year. From June 16th – 22nd, check out upcoming releases, try them out with time-limited demos or short playable experiences, connect with the developers behind the games, and add games to your wishlist for a reminder when they release!