Now that the Steam Game Festival - Summer Edition is over, here's a round-up of of our coverage and some more thoughts. In true Valve style, it went off with a few problems including some developers not getting a demo button until the second day of the event.
We started off by highlighting a list of ~30 demos for games that looked interesting, ensuring that each of them was verified working and then going from there. After that? Plenty caught my eye personally and some were genuinely great.
There were far too many to cover all of them across only a few days and a weekend, apologies if we didn't get to the one you were interested in. In case you missed the individual games we've already gone over, with each of them having a video too, here's a quick list of what we played and enjoyed:
- Drink More Glurp
- Exit: A Biodelic Adventure
- Learning Factory
- Patrick's Parabox
- Tallowmere 2
Might have 1 or 2 other articles and videos to come in the next few days on others…
We should also give CARRION a very honourable mention. While we didn't do a fresh look at it directly this time and it had the demo up again during the festival, we did cover their demo before with a video and it's absolutely fantastic.
What's most surprising though, is that the quality of some demos were really quite high. Two months or so from Valve's announcement is not a lot of time to scrape together a demo from unfinished code, so congratulations to all developers involved for such a fun event.
Hopefully we've managed to highlight something you like along the way, there was certainly some seriously good games on offer for testing and a huge amount to look forwards to across this year and next for Linux gaming. Picking a personal favourite has been a very difficult decision because they're all so damn good. I'm completely torn between CARRION, Patrick's Parabox and Tallowmere 2 personally. Three completely different games but so good!
I can only hope Valve do this every year, as it's a great boost for developers and gamers.
What was your favourite from the 2020 Steam Game Festival?