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V Rising Preview: New Blood Refreshes Vampire Genre

V Rising Preview: New Blood Refreshes Vampire Genre

Does the new vampire open-world sandbox lives up up to the hype? Is the new bloodsucker on the block here to stay, or will it's coffin gather dust in years to come? This V Rising preview explores, sampling the gameplay to find out! If you were wonder...

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ANTONBLAST Preview: Explosive Fun!

Drunkenly charging soon to PC and Switch comes ANTONBLAST. A 2D Retro Inspired Indie Platformer where you must help Dynamite Anton reclaim his stolen booze from Satan themselves! The title is much in the tradition of the Wario Land games but is it an...

Horror Tycoon Preview: Haunts and Houses

Horror Tycoon Preview: Haunts and Houses

Horror Tycoon, playable now as an early access playtest, shows to have the foundations going strong in the preview. The horror twist on the tycoon game style is great but needs some fine tuning and more variety to keep you invested. A nice effort fro...

The Planet Crafter Preview: A Deeply Rewarding Experience

The Planet Crafter Preview: A Deeply Rewarding Experience

A wonderfully responsive and rewarding survival experience, The Planet Crafter might still be in early access, but there’s already a lot to love about this game. If you’ve been waiting for a new, slow-paced crafting adventure, then definitely give th...

Midnight Ghost Hunt Preview: Poltergeist Prop Hunt

Midnight Ghost Hunt brings prop hunt to a spooky setting for this preview. A 4vs4 game of hide and seek, this game adds its own spin on the classic prop hunt game. With plenty of tools for hijinks, stealth, or combat, it’s nice to have a prop hunt ga...

DoubleShake Preview: Doubly Promising!

When her home island is rocked by volcanic eruptions Loam's sets out on a quest to discover what happened in DoubleShake. Grab and shake villains, use them for double jumps and projectiles in the Retro inspired Indie-Platformer in the tradition of To...

Astral Ascent Preview - a heavenly Prison Break

Astral Ascent Preview: A Heavenly Prison Break (PC)

Not even the heavens themselves can contain you! In Astral Ascent, your goal is to escape a heavenly prison, which is guarded by 12 mighty warriors. Developer Hibernian Workshop promises a replayable adventure, filled through the brim with the arcane...

Insurmountable Preview PC Wait For Better Weather

Insurmountable Preview (PC): Wait For Better Weather

Climbing high or falling low? How will Insurmountable, the survival rogue-like from ByteRockers’ Games fair in this preview? While it is a serene, contemplative experience climbing mountains in this game, the title falters in the story department. Al...

Creature Lab Preview – Mad Scientist Simulator

Creature Lab Preview – Mad Scientist Simulator

Creature Lab will have you getting your scalpels and syringes out for this preview, where you play as a mad scientist. You create mutagens and monsters in your lab, then release them on the world. There’s a lot to be optimistic for with this game, bu...

Instruments of Destruction Preview - Deploy, Destroy, Demolish

Instruments of Destruction Preview – Deploy, Destroy, Demolish

An early access preview into the demolition based Instruments of Destruction shows it to have strong mechanics, especially regarding the physics of destruction. It’s a customisable experience, with great options for building your demolition vehicles....

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Demo: Super Good Fun (Switch)

The lovable pink hero returns in a brand-new adventure, and he's back with a bang! The free demo lets you see what Kirby and the Forgotten Land is about, and with three levels plus a boss to play with, you won't be disappointed, whether you're a new ...

Forgive Me Father, Endless Love Preview: A Blast from the Past

Forgive Me Father, Endless Love Preview: A Blast from the Past

An early access preview into Forgive Me Father shows it to be a must for retro shooter fans. The Lovecraftian horror/shooter has a distinct aethestic and old school play style that lets you indulge in nostalgia whilst still getting something new. The...

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Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle Demo Preview – Survival Horror Gets a Cool Improvement (PC)

Survival horror and Resident Evil fans should pay attention to Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, the prequel to Invader Studios' Daymare: 1998. With some combat tweaks and additions, this demo preview showcases a marked improvement on the solid, but flawed, ...

Submerged: Hidden Depths Preview: A Soothing Post-Apocalypse

Submerged: Hidden Depths Preview: A Soothing Post-Apocalypse

A former Stadia exclusive, the sequel to Submerged is now coming to PC and consoles, inviting a new host of players into this chilled out, laidback post-apocalypse. Team up with Miku and Taku to explore a beautiful, no combat world and start to uncov...

SANABI Preview: A Veteran Seeking Vengeance

Welcome an entire new realm of fast-paced platforming with SANABI. From the publishers of Skul: The Hero Slayer, Neowiz Games introduces a new veteran of assassination. He's retired, but after something calls his name and strips peace from his metall...

Hidden Deep Preview: Deep Caves and High Potential

Hidden Deep Preview: Deep Caves and High Potential

Hidden Deep's Early Access shows the game is more than the sum of its parts, and with some fine tuning before launch it could be a tremendous game from a tiny development team. It's a 2D sci-fi thriller/horror which wears its inspirations on its slee...

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Saiko No Sutoka Preview: An Actually Good (and Scary) Yandere Horror Game

Escape this deadly game of cat-and-mouse in Saiko No Sutoka while locked inside with a yandere schoolgirl who has no doubts about killing anyone who gets in her way. With the endless chase of your stalker looming behind you, are you able to escape fr...

Unsouled Early Access Preview: Soulless Precision

Unsouled has chain-dashed its way into Early Access after its promising demo. This unforgiving top down hack-and-slash will test your abilities in defeating enemies and chaining your attacks. However, does this title live up to the potential that it ...

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Len’s Island Preview: Craft and Conquer

Find your footing on the Forgotten Island, and one day you may be able to call it your own. Len's Island is a passion project turned highly anticipated epic RPG. The world is your oyster and you can be whatever you want - an explorer, a farmer, an ar...

Book of Travels Preview: A Blank Slate

Set your sights on finding your way in the Braided Shore in Book of Travels. An ambitious new role-playing adventure built for those with a penchant for beautiful storybook worlds and building stories, the game promises an interesting exploration and...

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Gordian Quest Preview: A Roguelike Melting Pot

Gather your party and venture forth! The recent update to RPG/roguelike deckbuilder Gordian Quest adds the Act III of the campaign alongside many other improvements. As a party of heroes you'll set out to find a cure for an ancient curse by travellin...

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Fallen Aces Preview: A Rising King

Coming soon to PC is Fallen Aces. Fight against waves of goons with your bare hands or whatever items you can pick up or stealthily sneak your way to victory in this action game inspired by the FPSs of the 1990’s and Noir stories of the early to mid ...

Prose & Codes Demo Preview: Code-Dependent on Readers

Unlock a refreshing realm of classic books through the decryption of ciphers and rewarding quotes. The upcoming release of Prose & Codes features a literary resource for readers and players. Experience this interactive library sourcing over 60,000 fr...

Haiku, the Robot Demo Preview: Sunset Soulevard

The world has changed. Mechanisms have risen up, taken over, and have since fallen themselves. Join a cute little mechanism in Haiku, the Robot as you explore the ruins of a distinct, radiant land. Available to play in Steam's Next Fest, it's full to...

Conscript Demo Preview: Rigidly Poetic

A new face in survival horror has revealed itself. Conscript is an atmospheric, graphic depiction of World War I, complete with the elements that made games of its genre so immersive. Thanks to Steam's Next Fest, a free demo displaying its dark tende...

Transmute Demo Preview: All the Specific Ingredients

Sometimes it's nice to just sit back, relax, and annihilate alien races on foreign planets. Transmute is a well-tuned Metroidvania title currently available as a free demo for Steam's Next Fest. Featuring all that you would expect from the subgenre, ...

Anno Mutationem Demo Preview: Bloated Ambition

Among the more experimental games during the 2021 Steam Next Fest, Anno Mutationem is a sci-fi cyberpunk aiming to compel and enrapture. Featuring a compelling narrative and complex characters, it's an immense project in theory. But will it end up fa...

Victory Heat Rally Demo Preview: Just Race, Baby

If your blood is fueled by adrenaline and speed, there's an upcoming retro-inspired racing game with your name on it. Victory Heat Rally is available to play as a free demo during the 2021 Steam Next Fest until October 7th. High-energy and drift-heav...

Peachleaf Valley: Seeds of Love Demo Preview: Refreshing Re-Leaf

Enjoy a story heavily inspired by farm-sim games of old, with a slight fantasy touch! A girl, completely down on her luck, stumbles upon an offer to start anew. Peachleaf Valley: Seeds of Love provides the nurturing comfort of nature and homeliness, ...

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