Steam’s 2023 Next Fest List of Demos to Try Now

Steam’s Next Fest is a celebration of upcoming games, and there are hundreds of them! The event kicked off today and runs until June 26th. There are live broadcasts and demos to try.

Below is a lengthy list of games featured at Next Fest that have demos. Because there are several hundred games, this is not an exhaustive list*, but we’ve captured a decent slice. I also sorted the below titles into categories and added additional Steam tags as needed if a game was cross-genre or had additional/unique identifiers.

*VR and NSFW games were not included below

“Sim” City: simulation, management games

  • Norland: colony sim, builder, strategy
  • Thronefall: city builder, tower defense, action RTS
  • New Cycle: city builder, survival
  • Steamworld Build: steampunk
  • One Lonely Outpost: space, sandbox
  • The Last Alchemist: fantasy
  • Homeseek: multiplayer, survival
  • Primitive Society Simulator
  • My Little Universe: sandbox, dungeon crawler, action
  • Gaucho and the Grassland
  • Space Trash Scavenger: survival, open world
  • Laysara: Summit Kingdom
  • These Doomed Isles: turn-based tactics
  • Let’s School
  • Station to Station: cozy, puzzle
  • Jumplight Odyssey: colony sim
  • House Flipper 2
  • Grand Emprise: Time Travel Survival: base building, crafting
  • Paleo Pines: farming sim, relaxing, dinosaurs
  • Naheulbeuk’s Dungeon Master: sandbox, medieval
  • Mind Over Magic: colony sim, base building
  • Punch Club 2: Fast Forward: adventure, resource/time management
  • Gord: RTS, strategy
  • Sticky Business: casual, puzzle
  • Ratopia
  • March of Shrooms: creature collector, action RTS
  • Cattails: Wildwood Story
  • Wildmender: multiplayer
  • Don Duality: card game, roguelite
  • Starship Simulator
  • Life Not Supported
  • Mall Craze
  • Growth
  • Legendary Hoplite: action RPG, tower defense, hack n slash

Adventures All Day Long

  • Lies of P: souls-like, action/RPG, exploration
  • Coreborn: Nations of the Ultracore: PvE, massively multiplayer
  • Sludge Life 2: first person, exploration
  • Distant Bloom: exploration, crafting
  • A Void Hope
  • Surmount: sports, platformer
  • Unholy
  • Warhaven: multiplayer, action, free to play
  • The Invinsible: sci-fi, adventure
  • En Garde!: spectacle fighter, swordplay, comedy, cartoony
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective: puzzle, mystery
  • Ebenezer and the Invisible World: metroidvania, 2D platformer
  • Ugly: puzzle platformer
  • Synced: looter shooter
  • Ducky’s Delivery Service: arcade, physics
  • The Devil Within: Satgat: platformer, metroidvania
  • El Paso, Elsewhere: survival horror
  • Lords of Exile: 2D platformer
  • Loddlenaut: relaxing
  • Testament: The Order of High-Human: first-person, RPG

Bullet Hell/ Shooters / Beat-Em-Ups

  • Slavicpunk: Oldtimer: top-down, cyberpunk
  • Odinfall: twin-stick shooter, action roguelike
  • Toxic Crusaders: 2D, arcade, funny
  • Go Fight Fantastic: hack n slash, co-op
  • Choo Choo Survivor: RPG, action roguelike
  • Vampire Hunters: action roguelike, FPS
  • Echo Point Nova
  • Eternights: anime, hack n slash, dating sim
  • Laika: Aged Through Blood: Story rich, bullet time
  • Hammerwatch II: dungeon crawler, hack n slash, co-op
  • Folk Hero: action roguelike, perma death
  • Robobeat: rhythm, FPS
  • Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition: retro, arena shooter
  • Luna Abyss: FPS, Sci-fi
  • We the People: PvP, immersive sim


  • Space Gears: Mechs, PvP, Strategy

Cozy / Casual / Puzzlers

  • A Tiny Sticker Tale
  • Viewfinder: first person, puzzle platformer
  • Pizza Possum: arcade, local multiplayer
  • Lil’ Guardian: comedy, point and click, adventure
  • Noun Town Language Learning: education, open world
  • World Factori: sandbox, word game
  • Flutter Away: photo editing, walking sim
  • Little Friends: Puppy Island
  • Little Kitty, Big City
  • Wood & Weather
  • Moving Out 2
  • Quilts and Cats of Calico
  • Olliefrog Toad Skater: sports, PvP
  • Venba: narrative, cooking, puzzle
  • Escape from Mystwood Mansion: mystery, escape room
  • World’s Worst Handyman
  • Underground Blossom: point and click
  • Ready, Steady, Ship!: co-op

Dungeon Crawlers / Roguelikes

  • Quest Master: level editor, sandbox
  • Kingdom Eighties: tower defense, side scroller
  • Shogun Showdown: turn-based, deckbuilder
  • Spells & Secrets: co-op, magic
  • Battle Shapers: FPS
  • Dicefolk: turn based, strategy
  • Blackout Protocol: co-op, twin stick shooter
  • Wizard with a Gun: action adventure, sandbox
  • Quasimorph: tactical RPG, 2D
  • Cuisineer: cooking, casual, action roguelike

Story Rich Games

  • Luto: psychological horror, walking sim
  • Corporation: The Sorting Process: point and click
  • The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood: visual novel, adventure
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical: adventure, RPG
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Spirit Swap: LoFi Beats to Match-3 To
  • Stray Souls: action, adventure
  • This Bed We Made: mystery
  • Videoverse: visual novel
  • The Coffin of Andy and Leyley

RPGs / Strategy

  • Sea of Stars: turn-based combat
  • Revival: Recolonization: turn-based, hex grid
  • Reverse Collapse: Code Name Bakery: anime, adventure
  • Let’s! Revolution!: turn-based-tactics, roguelite, perma death
  • Remore: Infested Kingdom
  • Waven: free to play, multiplayer
  • In Stars and Time: 2D, story based
  • Cross Blitz: card game, turn based
  • Tracks of Thought: story rich, atmospheric
  • Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew: strategy, tactical RPG
  • Heretic’s Fork: card game, strategy, arcade
  • Fortune’s Run: FPS, stealth
  • Broken Roads: isometric
  • Soulvars: deck builder, JRPG
  • Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles
  • Dragonheir: Silent Gods
  • Athenian Rhapsody: choose your own adventure, creature collector
  • Urbano – Legend’s Debut: visual novel, 2D, rhythm
  • Three Kingdoms Zhao Yun: historical, hack n slash
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes- Definitive Edition
  • Wargroove 2
  • Iron Marines Invasion: RTS, action roguelite

Check out Steam for a listing of its Next Fest events and the full list of games featured.

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