Steam Next Fest June 2022 edition: Here are some demos that caught our eye

Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-06-14 09:38 JST)



Valve kicked off their Steam Next Fest June 2022 edition on June 13. The event will last until June 20 (PDT) and offers players a chance to try tons of demos for upcoming games and livestreams from developers to check out.

Plus, those who play a demo during this Steam Next Fest will receive a Steam Summer Next Fest 2022 badge which can be leveled up by playing more demos. By reaching certain levels, bonuses such as new artwork will be unlocked.

In this article, we want to introduce some select titles participating in the event that caught our eye.


Alaskan Truck Simulator

A driving simulator and survival game about driving trucks through the harsh landscapes of Alaska.

Planned release date: 2022 Q4

a pet shop after dark

A point-and-click horror adventure where you take up a part-time job at a mysterious pet shop. The catch is you must never turn off the lights.

Planned release date: August 2022

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Play as the assistant of an operating system in this 3D puzzle game set inside a smartphone.

Planned release date: 2022

Cult of the Lamb

An action game where you start your own cult and defeat other cult leaders to spread your message and gain power.

Planned release date: August 11, 2022

Escape Academy

You are a student at the Escape Academy training to become an escapist. A 3D action game that supports online multiplayer and features over 12 escape rooms to tackle.

Planned release date: July 14, 2022

GOODBYE WORLD

A narrative adventure about two struggling game developers with a playable puzzle action game within the game.

Planned release date: 2022


Gunsmith Simulator

A simulation game about crafting parts to make guns and repairing damaged weapons.

Planned release date: 2022

Kokoro Clover Season 1

A 2D platformer inspired by Japan’s Sunday morning anime that powers up the Kokoro Clover series with new episodes, a new opening, and voice acting.

Planned release date: Coming soon

Last Time I Saw You

A narrative adventure set in 1980s Japan about unraveling a curse a mysterious girl has placed on the town.

Planned release date: Coming Soon

魔界堕ちのラズリエル -Lazriel the Demon’s Fall-

A roguelike about an angel that has fallen into the demon world and must fight their way through a demon infested tower to return home.

Planned release date: 2022

Note this game does not support English.

Metal: Hellsinger

A rhythm FPS where players fight through hordes of demons to the soothing sounds of heavy metal. “The more in sync you are with the rhythm, the more intense the music will become and the more destruction you will cause.”

Planned release date: September 15, 2022

The Misanthropic Girl

A 3D action RPG made by one developer where two high school students fight monsters and figure out why there is a strange substance appearing all over town.

Planned release date: 2022

Nine Sols

A Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice inspired action game set in the world of New Kunlun. It blends Taoism and cyberpunk and is being made by Detention and Devotion developer Red Candle Games.

Planned release date: 2023 Q2

Outcore: Desktop Adventure


Help a girl that suddenly appeared on your desktop find her memories by searching through files scattered about the computer.

Planned release date: 2022 Q3

Raid on Taihoku

An adventure game about a girl who lost her memory and a dog trying to survive in Taiwan during WW2.

Railbound

A relaxing puzzle game about arranging train tracks to get trains to their destination.

Planned release date: Coming Soon

RUINSMAGUS

A VR action JRPG where players take on the role of a novice magic user exploring ruins and solving the mysteries that hide within.

Planned release date: Summer of 2022

SCP: Secret Files

A game about investigating an assortment of paranormal cases from the SCP Foundation set in a world where the foundation is real.

Planned release date: 2022

SHINOBI NON GRATA

A 2D ninja action game where players control a descendant of a shinobi clan in a fight to stop an opposing clan from overthrowing the shogunate.

Planned release date: 2022

Spirittea

Renovate an old bathhouse and help troublemaking spirits that are no longer worshipped relax.

Planned release date: Coming Soon

The Tarnishing of Juxtia

Explore the ruins of two divine kingdoms in this Souls series inspired 2D action RPG.

Planned release date: Summer 2022

There Is No Light


A non-linear action RPG in a world ruled by a powerful religion. Players search for a way to open the Sanctuary gates and save chosen newborns from the world that lies beyond.

Turbo Golf Racing


A 3D sports racing game for up to 8 players where the goal is to slam your oversized ball into the hole.

The witch of the Ihanashi


A romantic comedy visual novel about living with a witch on a fictional remote island in Okinawa, Japan.

Planned release: Summer of 2022

Note this game does not support English.



Steam Next Fest June 2022 will run until June 20 (PDT). There are also many demos available that weren’t mentioned in this article.