Steam Next Fest: Check out these 10 playable Japanese game demos

Written by. Ryuki Ishii based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-02-24 20:15 JST)

The Steam Next Fest is being held until February 28 at 10 a.m. (PST), so to celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 10 demos for Japanese games that you can try out during the event.


Release window: Steam Early Access starts in spring 2022

A top-down cooperative action game where players form a three-person party consisting of a DPS, a tank, and a healer to take on a boss rush.


Release window: Steam Early Access starts in 2022

A visual novel where the player turns evildoers’ minds into a flower garden by hacking into their brains and rewriting their personalities. The game only supports Japanese at the time of release, but the developers plan to localize it later on.

Alice Escaped!

Release window: 2022

A cute 2D action-adventure game where you switch between a hammer-wielding girl and a gun-wielding girl to take out enemies.

Fishing Paradiso

Release window: 2022

A fishing RPG where you spend time in the afterlife fishing and interacting with a charming cast of characters.


Release window: Spring 2022

A casual one-button 2D action game where you adjust the height of the protagonist’s jump attack according to the position of enemies.

Rogue Rising

Release window: Steam Early Access starts in March 2022

A pixel art 2D roguelite action game where you try to conquer a tower filled with monsters. The game promises “Exhilarating action with easy controls.”


Release window: March 2, 2022

A remake of a popular one-dimensional roguelike RPG that was released in Japan in 2015. You dive into a waking dream to face forgotten memories from childhood and face the difficulties the protagonist faced in the past, such as eating vegetables they didn’t like or being bullied at school.

Shirone: the Dragon Girl

Release window: Spring 2022

A 3D adventure game where you help a dragon girl named Shirone solve puzzles and find her way out of a haunted castle.

Graze Counter GM

Release window: TBD

A vertical scrolling shooter where you charge a powerful ability called the “Graze Counter” by grazing past enemy attacks.

Phantom Breaker: Omnia

Release window: March 15, 2022

An updated version of the 2013 title Phantom Breaker: Extra, which is a 1 on 1 2D anime fighting game released by Mages.