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Steam Game Festival - Summer Edition is live, lots of Linux demos

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Want to get a peek at some upcoming games? The Steam Game Festival - Summer Edition is live now with lots to have a look at for the interested Linux fan.

Currently Steam developers appear to be having issues rolling out demos to store pages, we will update this with a Linux list as and when we see them appear. You should be able to install any from the Steam event page itself or just use SteamDB and search for the demo there as they give you an install link. We will not be listing all demos, just some to get you started!

Verified working Linux demos newly live (or updated) for the event:

art of rally ASYLUM
Backbone CARRION
Deathbulge: Battle of the Bands DRAG
Drink More Glurp Elteria Adventures
Flea Madness Fragment's Moonrise
Hadean Tactics Haulin' Oats
HyperCore LAZR - A Clothformer
Midnight Protocol

Monster Crown

Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp OFF GRID : Stealth Hacking
Patrick's Parabox Perilous Warp
Port Valley
On NVIDIA use "-force-glcore42 -force-clamped" as a launch option to get around graphics issues in Unity.
Ray's The Dead
Sail Forth Slender Threads
Soldat 2 Tallowmere 2: Curse of the Kittens
Tenderfoot Tactics The Last Cube
The Long Gate The Zone: Stalker Stories
Unbound: Worlds Apart
Run it manually, they're missing the Linux demo launch config on Steam.
Vagrus - The Riven Realms

We've already come across multiple entirely broken demos, so we will be feeding info back to developers. We'll be taking a look and perhaps doing a few videos and thoughts articles over the next few days, if they manage to catch our interest. We've already taken a look at ASYLUM and done a preview previously too.

A lot of developers will also be doing their own livestreams and Q&A sessions, which will be live on their Steam store page so be sure to take a good look at the times of each you're interested in.

Since most big gaming events were cancelled, online events like this are the next best thing. It would be great if this type of event continues each year because the bigger in-person events are usually quite restrictive due to location and prices - these open them up to many more people and potential buyers.

Take a look over on the dedicated Steam event page. It's live until June 22. As for the Steam Summer Sale, there's been rumours of it starting on June 25 only a few days later. If you discover something you love, do tell us in the comments!

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Eike 19 Jun, 2020
Eike 19 Jun, 2020
Got two more:

Not sure if they're new, but they've been on the festival page.

Last edited by Eike on 19 June 2020 at 4:48 pm UTC
Anza 19 Jun, 2020
Quoting: EikeAnybody having luck with Nine Noir Lives?

I played the demo through. Audio was bit choppy, but otherwise it worked fine.

Maybe bit too dialogue heavy though. Demo is actually quite short if you skip all the dialogue.

Quoting: EikeGot two more:

Not sure if they're new, but they've been on the festival page.

Neither one is new. Both could be worth a try and both have been mentioned here on GamingOnLinux several times. I personally liked Spriritfarer lot more than Neon Noodles. Neon Noodles went confusing pretty fast and I didn't finish the demo.
Eike 19 Jun, 2020
Quoting: Anza
Quoting: EikeAnybody having luck with Nine Noir Lives?

I played the demo through. Audio was bit choppy, but otherwise it worked fine.

I should have been more specific: I did get the download dialog, but nothing more.
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