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Steam Next Fest Is On Now, Hundreds Of Demos Available - Day #1

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2023 @ 12:26 p.m. PST

The February 2023 edition of Steam Next Fest is officially underway, with hundreds of free demos just waiting to be played!

From now until February 13th at 10am PST, explore demos from teams all over the world across any genre you can imagine.

These are all games you have a chance to sample before they launch on Steam, so wishlist your favorites to be notified once they do.

Valve are also kicking off an entire week of developer livestreams and chats with our own official stream starting today (February 6) at 11am PST HERE, on the main event page.

(Check the schedule to plan ahead to join any others that interest you throughout the duration of the event!)

Here's a list of some notable demos available.

  • 1000xRESIST: Delve into a hyper-cinematic adventure. You are a CLONE. You live at the world's end. You worship the last surviving human: the ALLMOTHER. When a dangerous rumour shatters your faith, you phase through time and memory—to expose a 1000-year-old lie. Relive. Reclaim. RESIST.
  • A Long Journey to an Uncertain End: A Long Journey to an Uncertain End is a narrative management space opera where you recruit eclectic crew members, explore the known - and unknown - galaxy, make choices to drive your journey, and escape the clutches of your abusive ex.
  • Afterimage: Reveal the hidden secrets of a fantasy land in Afterimage! Explore the magnificent landscapes and ruins of an ancient metropolis, meeting mysterious colossal beings and adorable roaming spirits along the way. The thrilling adventure of this marvelous 2D hand-drawn world awaits you!
  • Alchemist: The Potion Monger: First-person Alchemy Simulator with RPG elements. Explore, gather ingredients, grind, dry, and dilute them to brew powerful Potions in your cauldron. Then sell or drink them to acquire god-like abilities or use them on various NPCs to help or hurt them - You decide!
  • Amarantus: Journey across the country to take down a tyrant. Befriend, betray, woo or wingman your party members. Decide who you want to be. And maybe, just maybe: make it out of this one alive.
  • ArcRunner: Reset an AI gone rogue as you traverse the space station, The Arc, in this beautiful Cyberpunk-styled action roguelite set in the far future! Start each run as an augmented, cloned human and save The Arc from destruction!
  • Battle Drones: Red Rock Resistance: A tactical, fast-paced, top-down drone shooter set in the bizarre canyons of Red Rock, New Mexico. Meet deranged characters, upgrade your drone, improve your loadout and defend yourself against the ominous intentions of the A-EYE. How long will you survive?
  • Boti: Byteland Overclocked: Jump, Dash, Collect! Play solo and with your friends and loved ones! Explore this cute 3D platformer where you play as Boti, a brave and adorable data bot. Join Boti on an adventure to save the cyber-world of Byteland from bugs and viruses!
  • Brewpub Simulator: Quit your day job, open a bar! Decorate the place, create your own beer and design your labels. Keep your kegs full and your customers happy, and never stop growing!
  • Broken Arrow: Broken Arrow is a large-scale real-time modern warfare tactics game. A unique army building system and deep units customisation tools allow for endless replayability. With 200+ realistic military units and technologies, each battle is more immersive than ever before.
  • Dark Envoy: Dark Envoy is an RPG-adventure with tactical real-time combat and online co-op. Control a party of relic hunters in this tale of destiny, set in a conflict-torn Guns N’ Sorcery world.
  • Deceive Inc.: Go undercover as the world’s greatest spies in this tense multiplayer game of subterfuge. Disguise as anyone, deploy an arsenal of high-tech gadgets or neutralize the competition. As long as you extract with the objective, no trick is too dirty when you work for DECEIVE INC.
  • Dynopunk: An ironic adventure in a world inhabited by dinosaurs. A repair shop simulator that allows you to influence the mood of your clients.
  • Drop: Hack for fame, hack for money, just don’t get caught. Rise to fame in the anon hacker system known as DROP. Use stealth and cunning to maneuver between the ongoing power struggle of the paranoia-fueled digital cold war as it consumes and controls enclaves and fragmented networks throughout the city
  • Espresso Tycoon: Espresso Tycoon - a coffee shop simulator. Create your brand, decorate the coffee shop, manage your employees, and take care of your customers. Use the 3D coffee editor to create coffee recipes, order supplies, and collect rating points. Build the whole coffee business and complete all the missions!
  • Fabledom: Once upon a Village.. Set in a wholesome fairytale world, Fabledom is the ideal laid back City builder. Enjoy the growth of your settlement, trade and use diplomacy to ally or challenge your neighbors, and most importantly, find yourself a prince or princess and live happily ever after!
  • Fall of Porcupine: Fall Of Porcupine is a unique story adventure. The collision of work and daily life – an exciting reflection of an unhealthy healthcare-system.
  • Farworld Pioneers: Farworld Pioneers is an open-world, sci-fi sandbox. Build and manage thriving colonies on hostile alien planets. Recruit survivors with unique personalities and skills. Craft, build, mine and farm peacefully, or strap an electric death rifle to your back and take on the galaxy!
  • Flame Keeper: Flame Keeper is a dynamic, action rogue-lite that sees you restore the Eternal Flame, stolen by creatures of shadow. Fight through a rogue's gallery of monsters in diverse biomes using fiery combat skills. No sweat for a lump of coal like you.
  • Gestalt: Steam & Cinder: Inspired by 16 and 32-bit classics, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder fuses tight 2D platforming and exhilarating combat with an engrossing, twist-laden narrative in a stunningly handcrafted steampunk world.
  • Glitch Busters: Stuck on You: It’s a normal day on the net, until a virus outbreak turns everything upside-down. Only your squad of GLITCH BUSTERS can take on the net’s kookiest bugs in an online world gone haywire in this 1-4 player co-op 3rd person shooter.
  • God of Rock: The God of Rock has gathered the universe’s greatest musicians to clash for musical supremacy. Battle to the beat by hitting notes in rhythm and unleash harmonic attacks against opponents in this competitive rhythm-fighting game hybrid.
  • Gripper: Gripper is a story-driven action game with boss fights on wheels. Tear your enemies apart with a grappling hook. Rip out their metal hearts to gain abilities. Rescue your family and uncover the secrets of the collapsing world.
  • Hello Engineer: Unleash your creativity in a multiplayer machinery-construction game in the Hello Neighbor universe! Scavenge, craft, and overcome challenges in the bizarre world of a mysterious amusement park. Put together incredible machines built of scrap, and challenge your creepy Neighbor and his evil bots.
  • Howl: Howl is a turn-based tactical folktale set in a world of living ink. Rid the lands of the beastly plague using your weapons and your wits, planning every move up to six steps in advance. Some think prophecy is carved in stone – write your own in ink and blood.
  • I Am Future: Cozy Apocalypse Survival: You're alone on a skyscraper roof in a flooded city. Welcome to the coziest post-apocalypse ever. Build, craft, farm, fish, cook -- with a view.
  • Lakeburg Legacies: Take fate into your own hands in Lakeburg Legacies, a social-based village management sim where love is your favourite resource. Play matchmaker to create the most effective, and most loved up, couples and help your kingdom thrive. How long will it take you to crown a sovereign?
  • Lightracer Spark: Lightracer Spark is a Sci-Fi Narrative game. You are a amender from a high civilization, descending to various extraterrestrial worlds. Guide all living beings to prosperity,or nip a spark in the bud. Accumulate strength through choices and strategies to grasp the rise and fall of all civilizations.
  • Ninja or Die: Unleash the power and speed of the Ninja in an ultrafast Roguelite that will leave you dead and wanting more. Ninja or Die is a singleplayer challenge with a rare offering: hardcore action and simple controls.
  • Nocturnal: After years of traveling, Ardeshir finds his native island covered in a mysterious fog. Carve your way with fire and steel to find out what happened to your people in this action-platformer game. You’re the only one who can discover the secrets that lie beyond the Mist.
  • Oxygen: Oxygen is a survival city builder. Build your city around the Oxygen Center and ensure your people's survival in a post-apocalyptic future, threatened by crack explosions, deadly winds, droughts and frosts. Lead your people and more importantly keep the Oxygen Center running!
  • Ravenbound: Fear everything and nothing for death brings you closer to victory in this challenging open world action-roguelite. As the Vessel of an ancient power you must use steel and skill to complete your mission in a dangerous fantasy world inspired by Scandinavian folklore.
  • Rusted Moss: Rusted Moss is a twin-stick shooter metroidvania where you sling around the map with your grapple, blasting your way through witches and rusted machine monstrosities alike. This wasteland once harboring mankind has since fallen, and Fae long forgotten now knock on humanity's door...
  • Sanctuary Saga: Protect your caravan and face the brutal Untamed Wilds in roguelite turn-based RPG Sanctuary Saga. Engage in row-based combat across multiple varied biomes and keep your group together using a dynamic relationship system.
  • Shadows of Doubt: An immersive sandbox detective stealth game set in a fully simulated sci-fi noir city of crime and corruption. Think like a private investigator and take on jobs to earn cash on your path to catching a serial killer. If you don’t catch them - they will kill again...
  • Ship Graveyard Simulator 2: Dust off your torch and hammer - it's time to get back to work, you have a new job to do. Visit the new beach coast with the largest, biggest ship graveyard in the world, dismantle huge ship parts and collect tons of precious steel. Roll up your sleeves, it's time to get back to the business
  • Spirited Thief: Spirited Thief is a tactical stealth game with a quirk: take your time to scout and plan your heist, then break in to steal pricey gems under increasing pressure.
  • Teslagrad 2: Lumina, a young Teslamancer, finds herself stranded after her airship crash lands in Wyrmheim, a remote and treacherous land to the North. Embark on a dangerous adventure, exploring a gigantic, abandoned tower looming over a fjordside valley, on a quest to get Lumina home and back to her family.
  • The End of the Sun: The End of the Sun is a first-person exploration and adventure story-driven game, set in the Slavic fantasy world. As the ashter (Slavic sorcerer) who is gifted with the ability to travel in time, you come to a mysterious village, but you cannot find anyone there, at least not as you expected.
  • The Minotaur Princess: Embark on Atrea’s journey, a princess who gets her mind swapped with a minotaur! A puzzle fighter RPG where your choices shape your fate. Duel your friends in multiplayer mode. Talk or fight your way through +100 levels to reclaim your throne in a combination of turn-based and real-time gameplay.
  • The Repair House: From the original creator of PC Building Simulator comes The Repair House! Discover and restore a range of objects in this relaxing restoration sim. Dismantle, clean, fix, customise and sell everything from musical instruments and antiques to games consoles, arcade cabinets and more!
  • The Star Named EOS: Capture photos and step back in time to experience the moments held within them in The Star Named EOS. Solve a variety of puzzles to help a young photographer uncover the truth about his mother’s disappearance and rediscover the beauty that is to be found in the world.
  • Tray Racers: The world ended…But the fun didn’t! Race solo, or with your pals across the adorable post-apocalyptic world of Tray Racers! Grab a tray, surf the dunes, and get ready to SLIDE, DRIFT and TRICK your way to the finish line in this cute and colorful party racer, built for online multiplayer! YAHOOOOOO!
  • Trinity Fusion: Explore dark, sci-fi worlds and engage in fast-paced and precise combat in Trinity Fusion - a Rogue-Lite action platformer set in a sprawling, doomed multiverse.
  • USC: Counterforce: Lead your Space Commandos in an epic revival of turn-based squad tactics inspired by XCOM, Space Hulk and Aliens, featuring in-depth skill & combat systems and multiple game modes. Discover the truth behind the demise of colony MC83-A, and protect Humankind from an ancient alien threat.
  • Urban Strife: Old school TBS, post-apoc survival and RPG. Recruit deranged locals in your militia, ally local factions and fight those you hate. Haul loot back and rebuild your shelter, doctor your wounds, and fix your guns. People need feeding, booze needs brewing and there is an end of the world to enjoy.
  • Voidtrain: Become a crew member of an Interdimensional Express Train! Discover a new world full of mysterious creatures, enemies and places. Upgrade and customize your train, gather new materials and build better weapons. Play solo or online сo-op with up to 4 people.
  • Volley Pals: A chaotic, cartoon style arcade volleyball game with local multiplayer for up to 4 people. It's designed as a party game with each level featuring different themes and mechanics.
  • Welcome to Goodland: It is a strategy/adventure game set in a small, quiet town. Survive as an ordinary salaryman under a ruthless Mexican cartel by laundering money, making tough decisions, acquiring businesses, and finding allies you can trust. But in this cutthroat world, will you be able to keep to your humanity?
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