The Video Game Awards really aren’t about video game awards anymore (especially since Hades am robbed). No, it̵
These demos will be available now through December 14, most on Steam and streaming on GeForce NOW, but a few are also available on Xbox.
- THE YEAR: change, Steam: a cyberpunk (no, not that Cyberpunk) side-scrolling action game, featuring an intriguing mix of 2D and 3D pixel graphics.
- Which, Steam, GeForce NOW: An atmospheric 2D platform game with Red Riding Hood visuals and physics puzzles.
- Disk space, Steam, GeForce NOW: A top-down 2D nervous game about avoiding spinning knives of death. This has already been released.
- Echo generation, Steam, Xbox: A turn-based RPG with 3D graphics and lots of 80s movie inspiration. It seems like a modern take on Earthbound.
- Guinea pig Parkour, Steam, GeForce NOW: A platformer with beautiful hand-drawn animations inspired by the radical 80s pastels and the cute mascot games on the console from the 90s.
- Digging, Steam, GeForce NOW: A frenetic fantasy-based shooter that harks back to Heretic. It was created by 3D Realms, the Duke Nukem people.
- A Juggler’s Tale, Steam, GeForce NOW: A 2D platformer where your character and the enemies are controlled by puppet strings, with some interesting attachments.
- Little Nightmares II, Steam: A slick side-scrolling platformer with horror elements. If you want LIMBO, you should check it out.
- Olija, Steam, GeForce NOW: Mix exploration and combat with pixel art inspired by Asian history and art styles in this Metroidvania game. It’s from Devolver Digital, a publisher who’s never seen a violent pixelated game that didn’t like it.
- Self-loss, Steam, GeForce NOW: a 3D adventure game with Rareexploration and combat in style, with a world inspired by Slavic mythology.
- Song of Iron, Steam, GeForce NOW, Xbox: A 2D Viking fighting game with beautiful 3D graphics. You got you Golden ax in my Dark souls!
With the exception of Disk space, all of these games are slated for release in 2021. Get those demos quick: while some of them might stick after the Game Awards promotion, but maybe not.