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[email protected] Winter Game Fest Demo event announced, runs Dec. 7 through Dec. 21

Today on Xbox Wire the [email protected] Winter Game Fest Demo event was announced. The event, which features 35 demos for upcoming unreleased games, will run from Dec. 7 through Dec. 21, 2021. Read below for more details:

We’re excited to present to you the [email protected] Winter Game Fest Demo event, once again as part of Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards. We’re thrilled about how much fans really enjoy being able to dig their hands into these demos, so here’s another opportunity to discover lots of new games coming soon to Xbox.

Starting December 7 and running through December 21, you’ll be able to play over 35 demos of upcoming unreleased games for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One!

There are a few things to keep in mind:

These are not normal “game demos.” Typically, the demos you see in our Demo channel are created after the game is completed (or nearly completed) and represent the final version. Many of these demos are early, and some are for games that won’t be out for quite some time. Think of these as akin to “show floor demos,” and not necessarily indicative of the final product. What that means is that you’ll get to experience these games early – some way early – which is awesome, but you should also note that these games will continue to evolve and be polished as they near release.

These demos will only be available for a limited time. Some might be re-published to the Demo channel later, but many will simply evaporate after December 21, so make sure to check them out while they’re available.

The developers would love to hear what you think. Hit them up on social media or through their websites. If you like the game, or have any suggestions – tell them!

We’ll announce the full list closer to December 7, but here are some highlights to set your eyes on:

Loot River: Set in a series of procedurally generated labyrinths, Loot River is a dungeon crawling, action roguelike that combines the tense, real-time combat, and dark fantasy stylings of Dark Souls with the spatial block-shifting puzzles of Tetris.

Death Trash: Featuring a post-apocalyptic world where cosmic horrors long for humanity but are meet by punks with shotguns. It combines old-school role-playing, modern action gameplay, and player freedom. Create your own character and explore this unique handcrafted world.

Blacktail: A retelling of Baba Yaga’s origin story set in surreal, grim Slavic folklore. A one-of-a-kind blend of exploration and intense archery combat with dark storytelling. Become a fearsome guardian of the forest or the terror nightmares are based on.

The Tale of Bistun: A story-driven action-adventure game inspired by the 12th Century tragic poem “Khosrow and Shirin.” You play as a stone carver who wakes on Mount Bistun with no memory of anything before that moment. An insidious blight has spread, bringing forth many dangerous foes. You must battle through mythical enemies and travel between the real world and an ethereal place of forgotten memories to discover the secret of your past.

Nobody Saves the World: Complete quests to discover and swap between more than 15 varied and distinct forms. Mix and match abilities to unlock and complete even more challenging quests while exploring a vast overworld and its extensive dungeons, either solo or with a friend online, to stop The Calamity and save the world!

There will be so many great games to discover and enjoy! If you get a chance to check it out, we’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Twitch, and YouTube. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire to learn more about what Team Xbox has planned and as always, have an amazing holiday of gaming!

Full List of Games Available for [email protected] Winter Game Fest

We’re excited to offer 40 amazing demos of unreleased games on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. You can download and play these in the comfort of your own home between December 7 – 21.

Demos will be playable starting today, and we encourage you to continue to check the Xbox Dashboard on your console as more will continue to become available throughout the week! Keep in mind that most of these demos are an early look at gameplay and may not represent the full game at their release, including the availability in each country as developers continue to update and refine their title ahead of launch.

We’re also excited to share the 4 newly announced games below are coming to Xbox!

Grid Force – Mask of the Goddess (Playtra Games)

Kraken Academy!! (Fellow Traveller/Happy Broccoli Games)

Outbreak: Contagious Memories (Dead Drop Studios)

Overpass: Rhythm Roadtrip (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild/Studio Bean)

Along with those titles, there are a great variety of games that will be available to try! Below is a list of games, and their developers, participating in the [email protected] Summer Game Demo Fest:

Apico (Whitethorn Digital/TNgineers)

Aspire: Ina’s Tale (Untold Tales/Wondernauts Studio)

Aztech Forgotten Gods (Lienzo)

Best Month Ever! (Klabater/Warsaw Film School Video Game & Film Production Studio)

Blacktail (The Parasight)

Blind Fate: Edo no Yami (101XP/Troglobytes Games)

Breakers Collection (QUByte Interactive)

Castle on the Coast (Klabater/Big Heart Productions)

Chenso Club (Aurora Punks/Pixadome)

Death Trash (Crafting Legends)

Demon Turf (Playtonic Games/Fabraz)

Flewfie’s Adventure (Valorware LTD)

Freshly Frosted (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild)

Grid Force – Mask of the Goddess (Playtra Games)

Josh Journey: Darkness Totems (QUByte Ineractive/Província Studio)

Justice Sucks: Recharged (Samurai Punk)

Kraken Academy!! (Fellow Traveller/Happy Broccoli Games)

Lonesome Village (Ogre Pixel)

Loot River (straka.studio)

Mind Scanners (Brave At Night/The Outer Zone)

Nobody Saves the World (Drinkbox Studios)

Outbreak: Contagious Memories (Dead Drop Studios)

Overpass: Rhythm Roadtrip (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild/Studio Bean)

Princess Farmer (Whitethorn Games/Samobee Games)

Raccoo Venture (QUByte Ineractive/Diego Ras)

Space Boat (Recombobulator Games)

Spacelines From the Far Out (Skystone Games/Coffeenauts)

Super Toy Cars Offroad (Eclipse Games)

The Chase of Ellen (Nick Silverstein)

The Darkest Tales (101XP/Trinity Team)

The Gardener and the Wild Vines (Finite Reflection Studios)

The Last Oricru (Koch Media/Prime Matter/GoldKnights)

The Tale of Bistun (Black Cube Games)

Treasures of the Aegean (Numskull Games/Undercoders)

Tunic (Finji/Isometricorp)

What Lies in the Multiverse (Untold Tales/Studio Voyager)

Head over to your Xbox and start enjoying these fantastic game demos on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! And yes, we’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Twitch, and YouTube. Please note, some demos are subject to regional availability. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire to learn more about what Team Xbox has planned and of course, have an amazing winter of gaming!

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