Which will run over the weekend giving people the chance to play and test out upcoming titles on Steam
as part of tomorrow's The Game Awards
broadcast. Some of the games that will be playable for the limited-time 48-hour window include System Shock (Nightdive Studios), Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus), and CARRION (Phobia/Devolver).
The full list is as follows:
System Shock (Nightdive Studios)
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus)
Moving Out (SMG Studio/Devm Games/Team17)
Röki (Polygon Treehouse/United Label)
Chicory (Greg Lobanov)
Wooden Nickel (Brain&Brain)
Haven (The Game Bakers)
Heavenly Bodies (2pt Interactive)
Acid Knife (Powerhoof)
The Drifter (Powerhoof)
SkateBIRD (Glass Bottom Games)
A very cool initiative that as per Game Awards host and organiser Geoff Keighley helps lower the barrier for trade show-style events.
“Six years ago I bet everything I had to create The Game Awards as a way to celebrate our passion for gaming,” said Geoff Keighley, creator, The Game Awards. “Now feels like the right time to take the next step with The Game Festival, a completely digital approach to the consumer event space. Let’s face it: Not everyone can attend a physical trade show or consumer event. The Game Festival is designed from the ground-up as an event without barriers, extending the benefits of a physical event to the global gaming community that watches The Game Awards.”
All titles will be playable via Steam so we should expect a page to go live there once the awards show kicks off. The Game Awards, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles will begin streaming live in 4K from 12:30pm AEDT tomorrow - Friday, December 13. Head to the official site
for more info. Head here
for the full nomination list - where once again we're proud to be official judges.