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Game News Steam Next Fest, June 2021: Demos of upcoming RPGs available from June 16th to 22nd

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Charlie Oscar; Code Three Fifty One; Crafting Legends; Death Trash; Der Geisterjäger; Graverobber Foundation; Lost Eidolons; Mitzi Games; Ninth Exodus; Ocean Drive Studio; Peripeteia; Poetic; Project Haven; Sacred Fire; Shiro Games; SmokeSomeFrogs; Sonucido: The Mage; Space Cats Tactics; Spire of Sorcery; Steam Next Fest; Tiny Trinket Games; Wartales; Zoria: Age of Shattering

    It's time for a new summer edition of the Steam game festival, now known as Steam Next Fest. There are a good number of RPG demos available this time, including a few which have never been released before. Notable titles include the recently crowdfunded Korean tactical RPG Lost Eidolons and the recently announced mercenary band RPG Wartales. And of course we must give a shoutout to zwanzig's upcoming dungeon crawler, Der Geisterjäger. Here's our curated list of noteworthy RPG demos that will be available until June 22nd:


    As usual, you can check out the games' Steam pages for details on developer livestreams and Q&A sessions that will take place over the course of the event. Enjoy!
     
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  2. Moaning_Clock SmokeSomeFrogs Developer

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    Thank you very much!
     
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  3. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Lol.. Death Trash.
     
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  4. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    sorry zwanzig_zwoelf it seems der geisterjaeger was not worthy of its own newspost and had to be buried in a mass grave
     
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    anyone got any recommendations?

    edit: oh its in the news section so no one will read it.
     
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  7. Mortmal Arcane

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    Wartales
    Spire of Sorcery
    But dont get your hopes too high , they are ok, nothing stellar.
     
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  8. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Stop advertising shit.
     
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  9. [UCHIHA]XxDarkSasuke420xX Prospernaut Shitposter

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  10. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    i am most interested in death trash and sacred fire. gonna try em this weekend and report
     
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  11. udm Arcane Patron

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    In addition to most of the titles already mentioned in the news post, I also downloaded:
    - Carrier Command 2
    - City of Gangsters
    - WH40K: Battlesector
    - Giants Uprising
    - Mechajammer

    Will report back soon.
     
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    mechajammer has a demo? gotta try it too
     
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  13. Lhynn Arcane

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    Lost eidolons is about the only one thats got my attention from this batch.
     
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  14. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    spire of sorcery looks inter. . .

    >rougelike

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  15. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    No one wants to see Homer's Bush.... except Marge maybe.
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Yeah Mechajamner also has a demo now but not as part of Steam Game Fest. Same for Gamedec.
     
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    I know it says "roguelike" on the Steam page, but I wouldn't call it one (compared to games like ADOM and CDDA). What it shares in common with roguelikes are permadeath and randomly spawned resources and enemies, but that's about it. I also shared more of my thoughts in the Spire of Sorcery thread.
     
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  18. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    ill start rolling my microreviews:

    peripeteia - character says 'hop' while jumping, very polish thing to do indeed. Camera is stretching objects away from center which makes my head hurt and is game breaker for me

    death trash - good sound and visuals. Cant say I dig content much. Its... weird and I dont find it engaging. Combat, stealth is meh

    sunocido - graphix is ok. Cant say im a big fan of such crawlers, i dont find this one very engaging in current state. For starters id expect it to offer something new/fresh to compete with other titles
     
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  19. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    sacred fire - doesnt load

    rogue lords - first i started thinking - why is there no front and back line? Then i realized that perhaps i expected disciples from this, for whatever reason. Its way too simple to attract my attention

    wartales - now this seem cool. kenshi meets homm? wishlisted. My thief got cought stealing in a market, got sent to prison. On my way to check this prison out I got ambushed and died. From my limited time game seemed to offer plenty of thievery, mercantile, combat, exploration

    spire of sorcery - i prefer stabbing rogues in my rpgs, not boring spell preparations
     
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  20. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    magic supremacy!
     
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  21. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Always hated the fact that these demos are time limited. Why not make them available permanently?
     
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  22. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    most of those demos are really bare and it makes sense to release them from time to time so that improvements are clearly visible.

    Once its close to release demo should be available obv. I made few purchases only due to such demo
     
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  23. Moaning_Clock SmokeSomeFrogs Developer

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    Some people do keep them up and/or put them on Itch later. There's some talk in the industry for years now that demos are bad for business reasons. I don't think this holds up for Indies (because of discoverability reasons) but I don't have enough experience to back this up (did mostly free games for years).
     
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  24. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    there are some gems that were brought to codex attention only due to demo existence
     
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  25. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    A lot of these games look interesting. I think I will check out 4 or 5 of them.
     
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