Valve has kicked-off the Spring Edition of the Steam Game Festival that highlights 40 new and unreleased games that were originally set to be announced at GDC 2020 before the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The games come from small, independent game developers who have been hard hit by the cancellation of the conference. The festival started Wednesday, 18 March, and will continue until Monday, 23 March.
On its official storefront, Steam said that the list includes demos and other highlighted games from the Indie MEGABOOTH, The MIX, Day of the Devs and WINGS. You can take a look at the entire list and try them out yourself by checking out the official Steam Game Festival page.
The festival, which first took place alongside The Game Awards in December, now features more than 40 indie games which can be previewed with free-to-play demos via Steam, a big jump from the initial 12 featured a few months ago.In a tweet earlier this week, Keighley said that he and Valve plan to host more such events throughout the year, although the exact details are yet to be revealed. He further said that the festival may also be available on other platforms going forward.
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing more and more people to stay indoors, gaming and binge watching movies are two of the only ways to kill the boredom for most people. In that sense, this is as good a time as any to launch the Spring Edition of the Steam Game Festival