Posts Tagged ‘demo’

Explore-o: Aquatic Adventure Of The Last Human Demo

By Jem Alexander on June 30th, 2015.

I’m a sucker for self-proclaimed Metroid-vanias, especially ones with a nice pixel art, so The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human [official site] is totally up my street [I’d meant to post about it sooner myself -ed]. As such, it’s nice to see that the game was Kickstarted successfully, raising over 60,000 Swedish Krona (£4600ish) for developers YCJY to finish the post-apocalyptic undersea project.

A demo is already available, which includes a decent chunk of ocean for you to explore and a couple of bosses to defeat.

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We All Float Up Here! Tales Of Cosmos Has A Demo

By Cassandra Khaw on June 27th, 2015.

Look at that cute widdle doggie, just look at 'im

Pretty much every kid has dreams about being an astronaut. Unfortunately, space-themed games are about as close as we are going to get. Like so many modern adventure games, Tales of Cosmos [official site] was inspired by 90’s classics. There’s a twist, though. Where many of its genre-siblings can be a bit linear, this sci-fi extravaganza features an open world for its spacedog to roam around. And it has a demo on Steam for you to poke at Right Now!

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More Cyberpunk Bartending In New Valhalla Demo

By Alice O'Connor on June 26th, 2015.

I quite enjoyed being a cyberpunk bartender mixing exotic and dangerous cocktails for talking corgis and androids in the free prologue to VA-11 HALL-A [official site] last year. It has a horrible name, but the visual novel-ish mix ‘em up was fun and interesting.

A new demo serves up a look at how it’s come since then, switching to a new engine and showing off a different slice of story. No dogs this time. Nab it from Itch.

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Through The Woods’ Folk Horror Has a Free Demo

By Philippa Warr on June 8th, 2015.

Are we out of the woods yet?

Through the Woods [official site] is a Norwegian folk tale-themed tale of child kidnap. It’s currently on Kickstarter but with a demo so I figured I’d give it a go. There are some mild spoilers for the demo after the jump so if you wanted to try it blind just go to the official site.

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It’s Swery Time: D4 Demo Released

By Alice O'Connor on May 29th, 2015.

Last time I posted about D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die [official site], I was a bit vague about what it is. It’s an adventure game, right? But not like typical adventure games. And it has action segments. And it all has loads of QTEs that tire your character. And coming from the chap behind Deadly Premonition, it’s obviously a bit weird. It’s… look, you can see for yourself as a demo has arrived ahead of its release next week. Finally, respite from relying upon this dolt’s foolish clacking!

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Jenny LeClue: Detectivú Teaser Demo Is Rather Lovely

By John Walker on May 28th, 2015.

Jenny LeClue has been on our radar for a while. After an exemplary example of how to do a Kickstarter campaign last year, the investigative adventure game made nearly double the goal, and put a realistic release date of the end of 2016. But that’s still an awfully long wait, so it’s great to see a lengthy demo has been made available to all.

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Audiosurf 2 Surfs Out Of Early Access With Demo

By Jem Alexander on May 27th, 2015.

Audiosurf 2 [official site], the game which allows you to ‘ride’ your music on a neon futuristic racetrack, has left Steam Early Access today. It brings an updated Audiosurf experience, with new official game modes and skins alongside the 500+ already available on Steam Workshop. Not only that, but according to the developer the “UI is good now”, which is always a plus.

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Machineers Wants You To Think Like A Programmer

By Jem Alexander on May 19th, 2015.

Do you remember when you first watched Robot Wars and every time the announcer called the contestants ‘Roboteers’ you couldn’t help but picture robots with giant ears sticking out of their face? What do you mean, “What’s Robot Wars?” How old are you? Do your parents know you’re using the Internet?

For anyone who does remember, you may have a similar experience with Machineers [official site], a new episodic adventure game that wants to teach you to think like a programmer.

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Procedural Schoolgirl Intrigue: Black Closet Out With Demo

By Alice O'Connor on May 18th, 2015.

INTRIGUE!

Long Live the Queen had players fend off armies and sea monsters, but all those pale in comparison to the viciousness of a private girls’ school. That’s the setting for the latest from LLtQ developers Hanako Games, Black Closet [official site], which came out on Sunday.

Black Closet’s about mystery, scandal, secret societies, crime, and romance afoot at the illustrious St. Claudine’s. As Student Council President, you must keep things in check and save the school’s reputation by investigating procedurally-generated intrigue, and hey, living a life of your own too. It has a demo, so you can see for yourself.

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Free To Play: Demo Technobabylon Before It Launches

By Emily Gera on May 17th, 2015.

You’ve got a few days to wait before Technobabylon [official site] officially launches on Steam, but in the meantime publishers Wadjet Eye have sounded the Free Stuff klaxon and are offering a tasty morcel of demo for the price of a mere link click.

Remember this game? It might jog your memory if I say “that thing what was Blade Runner meets Police Quest.” Technobabylon is essentially a throwback to the olde point-and-click adventure of the 90s, built for the bleeding hearts of cyberpunk fandom like myself. The game will hit PC on May 21st for $14.99, but you can download a nice little demo for free from both Steam and its website.

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Striking A Discord: Ossuary

By Adam Smith on May 15th, 2015.

I choose to see the funny side of Ossuary, a gloriously strange Discordian adventure game from Future Proof, home of Gregory Avery-Weir, creator of (I Fell In Love With) The Majesty Of Colours and Looming. Upon its initial release back in 2013, I found Ossuary baffling. “What could it all mean?” I asked, never expecting anybody to answer. I played it eventually and while I never managed to answer that initial query, I found a hundred more deliciously clever questions.

If you’ve ever stared at a list of upcoming releases and wished for something extraordinary to shake things up, pay attention to Ossuary. It’s coming to Steam on May 27th and deserves a second helping of devotees.

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Be Graham: The Westport Independent Demo

By Alice O'Connor on May 13th, 2015.

Maddeningly, it won't let me correct that mistake.

The Westport Independent [official site] may well remind you of Lucas Pope’s dystopia-o-deskjob games Papers, Please and The Republia Times, which are fine games to be reminded of.

It’s a game about editing a newspaper in an oppressive state where the government is increasingly trying to censor and control everything. As you edit articles and put issues together, you can fight The Man, support Him, or just put your head down and try to keep your paper running and your staff happy. As you can see for yourself in a new alpha demo.

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Bum-Sliding Fun: Action Henk Leaves Early Access

By Alice O'Connor on May 13th, 2015.

Keep on sliding, Nathan.

Our Nathan, back when he was our Nathan, was really into sliding around on his bottom. Wait for it, ladies and gentlemen: …and in the game. He dug Action Henk [official site] back when it was on Steam Early Access and, now that it’s properly launched and has a demo, I see the appeal.

It’s a time-trialling, leaderboard-chasing 2D racer about grotesque action figures running (and sliding on their bottoms) around courses constructed from toys, all wooden blocks, toy car tracks, and a floor that is literally lava.

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