The Game Awards is launching more than a dozen first-look demos, but only for 48 hours

Shawn Knight

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The Game Festival launches on Steam at 10 a.m. Pacific on Thursday. The two-day-long affair will feature more than a dozen first-look game demos that’ll be playable over a 48-hour period. Titles on the docket include System Shock, Spiritfarer, Eastward, Moving Out, Roki, Wooden Nickel, Chicory, Haven, Heavenly Bodies, The Drifer, Carrion, SkateBird and Acid Knife.

Once the timer is up, they’ll disappear from Steam.

“The Game Festival is designed from the ground-up as an event without barriers, extending the benefits of a physical event to the global gaming community that watches The Game Awards,” said Keighley.

Indeed, not everyone can attend a physical trade show or consumer event. The Game Festival gives fans the opportunity to experience some of what it is like to attend a convention without leaving home.

Now in its sixth year, The Game Awards is bigger than ever and will air live across more than 60 global digital networks including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Steam, Mixer and Facebook Live, just to name a few. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. Pacific.

Who do you think will take home Game of the Year honors?

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Watching Geoff give Kojima an award this year is going to be some extreme cringe... not that I think Kojima deserves one but we all know how much Geoff crushes over the egobrain.


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This is a really cool idea. Sadly, I'm only interested in 2 of the games on that list -- Spiritfarer and System Shock. Hopefully they're both good.
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