Isn’t it cool that demos are making a comeback? Hundreds of them went live on Steam this week, and while we highlighted a few, some games you just need to see in motion. So we’re going to do just that.
It’s seriously staggering just how many cool demos dropped as part of the Steam Game Festival this week. It runs for another three days (in Australian time, anyway), and there is a mammoth of limited games that you can play over the weekend.
One that caught my eye, thanks to Kotaku reader transientmind, is Earth From Another Sun. It’s directly pitched as Borderlands meets Mount & Blade, which sounds downright incredible. There’s even a bit of a Destiny influence with some of the UI a cyberpunk city in one of the screenshots.
Another cool game for those who enjoy stories: For the People. It’s a visual novel with strategic elements where you take control of a communist city, determining whether the city provides for the people or itself.
Golden Light, Disjunction, Backbone and The Rat Project all look really sweet as well. So we’re going to some of them out over the course of a quickfire hour over on the Kotaku Australia Twitch channel. I’ll be joined by Kotaku Australia’s producer Leah, where we’ll be unpacking all the games, as well as everything announced this morning. We’ll be going live from 2.50pm for about an hour.
(Note: it’s not currently possible for us to embed the livestream on site right now — aren’t bugs great — but that’s something that’s being worked on. If you could click through here and give us a follow and a chat, it’d be awesome!)