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Steam Game Festival is now called Steam Next Fest, returning June 16

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Valve has announced today that the Steam Game Festival is now being renamed to Steam Next Fest, with the upcoming event happening on June 16.

About the renaming Valve press said "We're giving it a shiny new title to better reflect what the event is: A week-long celebration of upcoming games where players can chat with developers, watch livestreams, and play what's next on Steam!". Right now the event for June is open for developers to submit games up until April 14. Valve has confirmed that the Steam Next Fest will return for another round in October.

To be eligible to be included in the June event developers need to meet the following:

  • Associated with a Steamworks developer account in good standing
  • Visible on Steam as Coming Soon at the time of registration 
  • To include a publicly playable demo by the time the festival begins 
  • To be released between June 22, 2021 and January 1, 2022 (as indicated by the Release Date set in Steamworks)
  • Exclusively featured in only one Steam Game Festival or Steam Next Fest (February 2021, June 2021, or October 2021.)

We always end up discovering a few gems during these events, especially since a big focus is for developers to actually put up demos so it gives us a chance to see a slice of what to expect. Are you hoping to see any game in particular get a demo? 

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Event, Steam, Upcoming
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RFSharpe 24 Mar, 2021
I enjoyed the last Steam Festival. I always have liked the "try before you buy" model. Much of the time watching a "trailer" (i.e., advertisement) for a game gives me almost no feel for whether I will enjoy playing a game or not.

I also like the criteria that they have established to determine which developers are eligible. Helps to separate the wheat from the chaff.

I would guess that this means that the Steam Summer Sale will occur shortly this event. I need to start saving my loose change now.
officernice 25 Mar, 2021
Quoting: RFSharpeI enjoyed the last Steam Festival. I always have liked the "try before you buy" model. Much of the time watching a "trailer" (i.e., advertisement) for a game gives me almost no feel for whether I will enjoy playing a game or not.

I also like the criteria that they have established to determine which developers are eligible. Helps to separate the wheat from the chaff.

I would guess that this means that the Steam Summer Sale will occur shortly this event. I need to start saving my loose change now.

Absolutely unrelated. Your profile picture is amazing. Do you have a link for it? :D
whizse 25 Mar, 2021
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