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Game News Steam Autumn Game Festival: Demos of upcoming RPGs available from October 7th to 13th

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Anshar Studios; Black Legend; Croteam; Fabled Lands; Gamedec; Prime Games; Room-C Games; Sleepy Sentry; Slitherine; Solasta: Crown of the Magister; Stirring Abyss; Tactical Adventures; Team ADOM; The Hand of Merlin; Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos; Warcave

    Following the success of the Steam Game Festival in June, during which hundreds of demos for upcoming games were made available to the general public, Valve announced that they'd decided to make it a recurring event, with at least three additional festivals planned. The first of those events is the Steam Autumn Game Festival, which begins today and will last until October 13th. This time, familiar titles such as Solasta and Gamedec are joined by newcomers Black Legend (which got a new gameplay trailer today), Stirring Abyss (which we learned yesterday will be out on October 29th), and Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos.

    According to the rules, any game participating in this festival will not be able to participate in the next two ones, so this might be the final appearance of some of these demos. As usual, there are various developer livestreams and Q&A sessions scheduled for the duration of the event, with details available on each game's Steam page. Enjoy!
     
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  2. Iluvcheezcake Liturgist

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    So, the demos are back in favor, big time. What a strange time to live in :)
     
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  3. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, Steam is getting thumbs up from me for doing its part in this.
     
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  4. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    There's also steady trickle of demos on GOG too.
    They released 3 new ones during last day or so; nothing RPG-ish, but still.
     
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  5. lukaszek the determinator

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    Stirring abyss is def nice. Graphics catches interest and you are just curious what else there is to offer. Stopping my demo, I just want to wait for final product.

    its actually big deal for gog. They dont offer refunds because you just didnt like the game, as such there are no try outs
     
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  6. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Technically neither does Steam, but in practice they seem to approve almost all refund requests regardless of reason. I assume they don't think it's worth reviewing unless someone seems to be abusing the system.

    Guess I will try the demo for this.
     
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  7. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    More like demos became so fucking outlandish & rare, that the very fact of having them is worthy of a Steam event. 3rd in a row at that, even despite most of them being the exact same demos ever since. Sure it's nice to have them, but how did it became such a big deal is beyond me. Even more so, that they actually disable downloads for those demos in-between those events. I literally had to pirate the Ghostrunner demo last week just to see what the fuss was about. It's nuts.
     
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  8. lukaszek the determinator

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    as far as i remember steam provides options during refunds like "didnt like it/title not for me/not what i expected".
     
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  9. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Steam explicitly states that reason for refunds does not constitute eligibility as long as you meet the time period and playtime requirements (or you show some signs of abusing the system, I guess). Providing reason is more of feedback to the game's developer and Steam.
     
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  10. dawcio Learned

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    I love demos. I used to play them in the past. I'll check out the Ultimate ADOM for sure.
     
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  11. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I enjoy the fact others will play and report bugs hopefully. I'll wait. Adom looks a bit weird to me. Fabled lands combat icons and overmap party icon looks a little stiff and like a flash game animation. The background looks nice though.
     
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  12. Marcello Barely Literate

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    Black Legend doesn't look so bad and looking forward to Solasta. I tried also the Protagonist, it has an interesting combo system but it didn't convince me.
     
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  13. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Fallout's demo was probably the best demo ever.
     
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    Ahhhh, the Fools. I remember the first time one of the leaders whipped out a minigun
     
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  15. Mordru Novice Patron

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    I was excited to play ADOM: Caverns of Chaos, so I downloaded the demo. Went to the character screen and the first choice is a they/them non-binary elf.
     
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  16. Deadman Arcane Patron

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  17. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Fucking pronouns, making the life even harder for non-native english speakers like myself. When I read "they pursue", I'm wondering which people is this talking about, because in my mind "they" is a plural pronoun, meaning several people.
     
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  18. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    There's also "tentacled" as a gender-option.
     
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  19. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    They also seem to have removed diagonal movement?
     
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  20. JDR13 Prophet

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    Solasta seems like it's going to be pretty good. Did anyone try the demo for Gamedec?
     
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  21. lukaszek the determinator

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    last time i tried, demo was timed which is rly odd choice for text heavy game. Its good though
     
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  22. Fenix Prophet Vatnik

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    For the reason of this supporting transgenderism bullshit in ADOM, which I have notuiced like year ago, where there was video with new ADOM gmeplay, I won't touch it ever, and for sure won't paid for it.
     
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