Steam Next Fest is here and with it, we have tons of new demos to play once again. Steam Next Fest is excellent for indie developers to showcase their brand-new titles before they are released. With Steam Next Fest getting bigger and bigger with every event, it can get a little overwhelming and you might miss some really good releases available during it. For saving you the trouble, we have gone through some of the best demos and listed them below for you to check out. The Steam Next Fest June 2023 is now live, and it will remain live until June 26, 2023, so you only have a limited time to check them out. So, without further ado, let’s jump into them.
One Lonely Outpost
If you love settling on alien planets and want to establish your very own functional colony there, One Lonely Outpost might interest you. Published by Freedom Games, One Lonely Island will allow you to transform an alien planet into a canvas of human civilization where you can record the alien flora and fauna, farm, fish, and build vital structures to prepare the planet for incoming travelers. You can download its free demo here.
Another title by Freedom Games, Sugar Shack is a maple syrup management game set in a cozy magical forest inspired by Quebec lore and art. You will establish and micro-manage your very own legendary shack where hungry villagers will come to satisfy their sweet tooths. You can download its free demo here.
Flutter Away is a wholesome nature exploration game by Runaway Play in which you will explore the serenity of the Amazon rainforest as a butterfly researcher on a five-day camping trip. You will explore nearby tracks, take photos, meet animal friends, and document everything that you find on your trip. You can download its free demo here:
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition
Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition marks the return of the original cult classic 90s FPS remastered in 4k ultrawide with unlimited frame rates, restored content, new episodes, a level editor, and tons of new and modern features. You can download a free demo of the game here.
Rightfully, Beary Arms
A fun, little bullet hell roguelite where you will collect loot, die, and try again. You can choose what upgrades you want for your next run and also select which upgrades your enemies will get for the next run which makes this a unique game. You can download its demo right here.
Yomi 2 is probably one of our favorite titles on this list because it takes a brand-new approach to fighting games by introducing the card-battling system into the mix. You will choose your fighter and then take part in different fights where you will land attacks, block incoming attacks, and also use special moves by selecting the right cards. You can download its free demo here.
This one is for puzzle lovers. LAPSUS is a 2D puzzle platformer where you will think in multiple timelines simultaneously. For solving the puzzles, you will be required to manipulate the laws of physics to overcome 80+ levels set in different worlds. You can download its free demo here.
Ebenezer and the Invisible World
Ebenezer and the Invisible World is a hand-drawn Metroidvania fantasy reimagination of Charles Dickens’ classic novella, A Christmas Carol. Currently under development at Orbit Studio and Play on Worlds. The game is a narrative 2D Metroidvania adventure that features hand-drawn art where you will enlist the help of ghosts to save the people of London before it’s too late. You can download its free demo here.
Genopanic by developer Mobirate is a pixel-art, Metroidvania-inspired adventure platformer where you will explore corridors of the space station, finding its many secrets and dangers. While doing so, you will also be fighting many of the bosses in the game and solving puzzles to progress in the main story. You can download its free demo here.
Quest Master is a dungeon-designing sandbox adventure currently under development at Skydevilpalm and Apogee Entertainment. In this unique game, you will create custom dungeons and share them with players from all over the world. You can also download and play dungeons created by players from all over the world. You can download its free demo here.
Defender’s Quest 2: Mists of Ruin
Defender’s Quest 2: Mists of Ruin is the latest tower-defense game in the classic Defender’s Quest tower-defense series. Developed by Level Up Labs and published by Armor Games Studios, Defender’s Quest 2: Mists of Ruin has been in the works for the past ten years and allows you to defend your ship from dangers unknown. You can download its free demo here.
In Stars And Time
In Stars And Time is a turn-based RPG where you can create a better future for yourself and your friends as you will find hope when none is left. Stuck inside a time loop, you will step into the shoes of Siffrin and go through the time loop again and again until you can finally escape from the loop with your family. You can download its free demo here.
In Bilkin’s Folly, you will join Percy and his family dog Drayton to find a brand-new ship, assemble a crew and find his missing relatives after his ship is wrecked in a storm. The game is all about solving puzzles and exploring unusual islands to uncover valuable treasures and finding family secrets. You can download its free demo here.
CrossOver: Roll For Initiative
CrossOver: Roll For Initiative is a unique game that might appeal to players who love tabletop RPGs. In CrossOver: Roll For Initiative, you will defend your tabletop RPG paper character sheet from invading pixel enemies. From your tray of dice, you will find matches to land power attacks and clear the evil from your shelf full of campaign books. You can download its free demo here.
House Flipper 2
In House Flipper 2, you will buy and renovate houses and even build new ones if you want to. The game will allow you to begin your journey as a rookie Flipper and grow into a full business as you help out the community with their house renovations and building projects. You can download its free demo here.
Warhaven is the next free-to-pay game launching by NEXON in Q3 2023 and you can give it a shot in the ongoing Steam Next Fest. Warhaven features medieval fantasy combat where each game will feature two teams of up to 16 players each. You can download its free demo here.
An Everyday Story
An Everyday Story is a narrative puzzle platformer where you will experience life from the view of three trinkets. Each of these trinkets is owned by a single man and to him, each trinket represents a bond with a loved one. As you explore the story behind these three trinkets, you will play as a tin soldier, bat origami, and a wooden boat to regain lost memories. You can download its free demo here.
Evolings is a minimalistic turn-based roguelike where you will face hundreds of monsters by recruiting a team of deadly but cute creatures. Each playthrough of Evolings will offer a unique experience and challenge. You can download its free demo here.
Revival: Recolonization is a 4X strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth where you will explore a transformed planet, negotiate, or conquer new territories and bring the light of civilization to regressing human colonies. You can download its free demo here.
The Invincible is a story-driven adventure set in a hard sci-fi world by Stanislaw Lem. In The Invincible, you will explore the planet Regis III as scientist Yasna, use atompunk tools, and look for missing crew while facing unforeseen threats. You can download its free demo here.
ROBOBEAT is a rhythm shooter where you are trapped in an ever-changing mansion of the eccentric robot-showman Frazzer. To escape, you will have the master shooting, wall-running, sliding, and many other cool moves. You can download its free demo here.
Wildmender is a game about desert gardening and survival. You will begin your journey from a small spring and cultivate it into a blooming garden while exploring the world and uncovering its mysteries along the way. You can download its demo here.
Lunacy: Saint Rhodes
Lunacy: Saint Rhodes is a brand-new first-person survival horror game by Iceberg Interactive. In the game, you will explore your dark family history and experience a gut-wrenching feeling of terror. You can download its demo here.
Beyond Sunset is a stylish cyberpunk first-person shooter which features a rich story and RPG elements. You step into the shoes of Lucy, an enhanced street samurai who is searching for lost memories. You can download its free demo here.
SteamWorld Build is the latest title in the SteamWorld franchise and is a multi-level city-building experience where you will construct a thriving town above ground while mining for resources and dealing with monsters below. You can download its demo here.
Viewfinder features innovative gameplay that lets you reshape reality to solve puzzles while exploring a beautiful world full of mystery. You can download its free demo here.
Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine
Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine is launching tomorrow but if you want to give this puzzle game a try, you can do so right now with a free demo on Steam. You can download its free demo here.
Laika: Aged Through Blood
Laika: Aged Through Blood is a ‘motorvania’ where you will drive, jump, grapple, and fight your way through an expansive hand-drawn world on your motorbike. You can download its demo here.
Astroimo is a co-op construction platform puzzler where you and three other players can explore outer space and use expansive creation tools to figure out a way to come back home. You can download its free demo here.
My Little Universe
My Little Universe is a cozy world-building sandbox adventure game where you will shape an adorable planet with the powers of a god. After crashlanding on a strange planet, you will collect natural resources and build a vibrant landscape on an oceanic blank canvas. You can download its free demo here.
Back to the Dawn
Back to the Dawn is an intense prison survival and escape RPG that puts you in the shoes of a framed and wrongly incarcerated journalist caught in a dark conspiracy. You can download its free demo here.
Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic
Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic takes you on an immersive hidden object adventure like never before as it features colorful, hand-drawn graphics, ever-changing and detailed settings as it challenges players to find and collect hidden objects whilst taking the player on a journey through the ages. You can download its free demo here.
Drunk or Dead 2
Drunk or Dead 2 is a unique zombie shooter where you will be able to drink to your heart’s desire while fighting off waves of zombie hordes. You can download its demo here.
Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew
Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is a stealth strategy game where you will join a ghost ship with a living soul and assemble your very own cursed pirate crew. You can download its free demo here.
Testament: The Order of High Human
Testament: The Order of High Human is a brand-new action-adventure RPG that is slated for release in July 2023. You can download its free demo here.
Previous Steam Next Fest events were held in February 2023 and October 2022 and if you want to see their lists, you can check out their dedicated articles as well because many of the games in those lists that have not yet been released will be available during the current Steam Next Fest June 2023 as well.
Which of these demos from Steam Next Fest June 2023 have sparked your interest and you will be interested in trying them out? Let us know in the comments section below.