If it is demos you need, right this moment’s your fortunate day; Valve’s thrice-yearly Steam Subsequent Fest occasion is again for an additional outing, this time that includes “a whole bunch” of demos throughout its seven-day period.
Valve’s newest Steam Subsequent Fest is already underway and runs till Monday, twelfth February. Meaning you have obtained roughly 160 hours to piledrive your method via the whole lot on supply – which, given the magnitude of the duty, might be a literal impossibility at this level. However then we reside in a world the place somebody completed Darkish Souls 3 with a banana, so what do I do know.
As ordinary, Valve has tried to make the entire Sisyphean problem rather less daunting by sorting all these playable demos into simply perusable classes on its Steam Subsequent Fest touchdown web page. And when you’re there, it’s also possible to absorb among the “hours” of developer livestreams operating throughout the week, as if you happen to did not have already got sufficient to be getting on with.
Intriguing additions this time round embody a demo for the long-awaited and gobsmackingly beautiful stop-motion-esque journey Harold Halibut, in addition to for building tinkerer Summerhouse – which comes from one of many builders behind Eurogamer favorite Islanders – plus Synergy, a sci-fi metropolis builder with some placing Moebius-inspired artwork.
I even have my eye on Star Trucker – which principally appears like American Truck Simulator in area and I could not be any extra giddy on the prospect – and I do know there’s additionally Eurogamer curiosity within the extraordinarily fairly Ghibli-inspired open-world journey Europa, and Arco, a globetrotting “tactical motion recreation” with some beautiful pixel-y vistas.
You may count on some impressions from us as we begin to slender down our favourites, however within the meantime, please do share a few of your individual discoveries within the feedback under!