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The Game Awards is back and so Steam is doing a Game Festival to go along with it, with multiple upcoming games putting up a special limited-time demo. There's also sales, again.

You might want to be quick, as the demos are only valid until December 13 at 6PM UTC. Below are the games that have a Linux demo available to try out.

Spiritfarer - a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife.

CARRION - a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origins, stalking and consuming those that imprisoned you. This one we actually took a look at before, seriously impressive!

The Drifter - a 2d point and click adventure in the classic style. Taking cues from the recent revival of the genre there is an emphasis on story, with puzzle solving being the glue that ties it together rather than the focus.

SkateBIRD - You're a lonely lil' bird, and your Big Friend has hung up their board for good. Their job sucks, and lately, they're barely ever home to play with you. You're gonna fix all that with the power of being a chill little skateboarding bird. Look, you're a cute little bird on a skateboard, do you need to know much more than that?

I think out of any of these, CARRION is easily my favourite. They're all great though and pleasing to see such high quality fun titles continue to release for Linux and do early demos like this for us too. The Drifter is definitely now going high up on my own personal wishlist after trying it out, very atmospheric.

Curiously, System Shock from Nightdive Studios also has a Linux/SteamOS icon for the demo even though it's not supposed to, as Nightdive confirmed to GOL previously so that must be an error. System Shock will have a Linux version at release, just not for this demo.

Still reading this far? Didn't run to try out one of those games? Okay, well, there's more brand new sales going on to celebrate all this too. Humble Store just put up their "Game Awards Sale 2019" (runs until Dec 16) as did Steam (runs until tomorrow).

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Eike 12 December 2019 at 7:21 pm UTC
Did the Drifter demo start for anybody?
Liam Dawe 12 December 2019 at 7:24 pm UTC
EikeDid the Drifter demo start for anybody?
Yup, working fine here.
sub 12 December 2019 at 7:59 pm UTC
Powerhoof is awesome!
Dedale 12 December 2019 at 8:08 pm UTC
The carrion demo is the same as before ?

Edit: Yes.


Last edited by Dedale on 12 December 2019 at 8:13 pm UTC
BrazilianGamer 12 December 2019 at 8:18 pm UTC
What a nice year to be a Linux gamer. Next year will be even better. Wait for it folks
stan 12 December 2019 at 8:43 pm UTC
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Not even one day to download and try the demos, that’s ridiculous
Nagezahn 12 December 2019 at 11:14 pm UTC
I just tried Spiritfarer, and although it's quite short I like it a lot so far. Have this on my wishlist since I heard of it. Usually I don't pay much attention to the looks (apart from they have to support the atmosphere), but here the animations look to damn good they got me hooked. Also very cute. You can hug people, and they like it (if you don't overdo it, they like their personal space, too). Fells just nice.
Nezchan 13 December 2019 at 2:54 am UTC
I'm planning to get Spiritfarer when it comes out, so I'll hold off on the demo. Seriously looking forward to it though.
g000h 13 December 2019 at 5:50 am UTC
Tried out CARRION sneak peek - liking it. Wishlisted ;)
Tchey 13 December 2019 at 8:06 am UTC
Really, 48 hours demo ?

Pfff, back in time, all these demo would be on a "free" CD packed with a magazine, for each events, that is, almost each month.
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