It’s that time of the year again when all the developers are showcasing their latest games at Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. Microsoft has given a massive announcement that is sure to please all the indie fans. They have promised more than 30 demos of unreleased indie games to be available via the Xbox dashboard.
The best part about this news is that all of these demos will be available from June 21 to June 27 – a whole week! While the full list of demos will be revealed closer to the release date, there are a few games that have been revealed so far. If you are curious to know which indie games’ demos will be available during this period, continue reading to find out.
This psychological thriller will follow the story of our protagonist in a French coastal village that is outside the flow of time. You will have to solve puzzles and mysteries to find out what is causing this issue and how you can solve it.
Batora: Lost Haven
Batora: Lost Haven follows a naive and reckless girl who uses her physical and mental powers to save the Earth from oblivion. You will visit various planets throughout your journey and will have to solve puzzles and defeat enemies as well. This fast-paced colorful adventure will surely leave a memorable taste in your mouth.
Tinykin is a fun-to-play game that has a great artstyle. Milo – the protagonist – has shrunk down and must collect various Tinykin to restore his size. Along the way, you will face many challenges that will try to stop you from reaching your goal. Plus, there will be tons of fun puzzles to solve as well.
Severed Steel is a fast-paced stylish FPS game that features destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, a unique one-armed protagonist, and a dark electronic soundtrack. The visuals of this game look absolutely stunning and the combat looks superb as well according to various images of the game. We cannot wait to get our hands on this game.
The best part is that these demos are games that are almost final or fully completed. What you get in the demo is what you’ll get when playing the full game. According to Xbox, some of these demos will be re-published to the Demo channel later, but many will simply disappear at the end of the week.
This is a good step by Xbox since you can try out various indie games before buying them. Plus, you can give your constructive criticism to the devs so that they can improve their game over time. Let us know what your thoughts are on the upcoming demos in the comments below.