[Popcorn seller at the sports game voice] Xbox demos! Get ya Xbox demos!
That’s right, my sweet summer children. ID@Xbox, which is Xbox’s dedicated indie sector, currently has over 30 games, mostly unreleased, with playable demos out right now.
From June 21st to June 27th, these demos will be available on Xbox consoles to give a big fat go before you decide to chuck a preorder on it. The thing is, that’s a lot of games! Over 30 game demos, but what the hell are they?
That’s a great question that will be answered by this post. Here’s the full list of game demos available to play for the week, as well as trailers to give you an idea of what they’re about so you can see before you try before you buy.
Dragon Vein Studios
Tiny Warrior Games
Batora: Lost Haven
Turn-based RPG where you battle as cakes. The name is very self-explanatory.
BROK the InvestiGator
Doodle God Evolution
You are a god. Enough said.
Endling – Extinction is Forever
Exploration game where you play a mother fox keeping your little cubs alive and well. I’m already getting emotional at the sound of that.
Grid Force – Mask of the Goddess
Overpass: Rhythm Roadtrip
Intense circular bullet hell. Very minimalist, very stressful.
Action adventure game where you play through the memories of your protagonist, but all your actions in the memories have immediate consequences on the present.
A chibi version of Chess mixed with Monopoly.
David Evans Games
Waving Bear Studio
Procedurally generated first-person shooter where you control a teddy bear fighting nightmares in a little girl’s dreams. Putting this in the category of ‘games that look like horror games but aren’t’.
Terror of Hemasaurus
Puzzle platform and little guy game. Pikmin meets Paper Mario.
The world’s first skate-boating game, set in a Miami Vice-type world.
Hand-drawn puzzle exploration game where you swim, launch, jump, and bounce between bubbles in a reactive soundscape sky.
That’s all of them! I’m personally keen on giving Tinykin, Stuffed, RE:CALL, Metal: Hellsinger, Exhausted Man, Endling: Extinction is Forever, and Lost Ruins a go. I know it’s a lot, but I’m deeply unhinged.
But how about you? What are you keen on trying? Let us know!