It’s that time again with a hundred more indie game titles with free playable demos and livestreams on Steam since the Over 40 Free Indie Game Demos are Available Now Through The Steam Game Festival last spring. You can check out the Steam Game Festival Autumn Edition from October 7th, 2020 to October 13th, 2020 (10AM PDT)! If you don’t have time to play them all, I’ve narrowed down some great games you should definitely try out while you still can!
For games that you might have already read about here but would still like to see some gameplay for the first time, head on over to our YouTube page here. We had a great time playing (mostly party games) the following: Carto, What the Golf, Cranked Up, Camped Out, Mail Mole, and Onsen Master. Now, let’s move on to some of the best games I’ve just discovered along with my demo gameplay videos!
Restore an abandoned bakery and prepare pastries from farm to table! Grow fresh ingredients in the greenhouse, cook pastries and sweets in the kitchen and serve your baked goods to hungry customers in your own shop!
Created by solo indie developer Éloïse Laroche, this cute and casual simulation game had added features to running a cafe beyond just cooking and serving. You’ll be able to play the full version of the game on Steam in February 2021.
Dealer’s Life 2
Your favorite pawn shop experience is finally getting a sequel! Haggle like your life depends on it in this funny tycoon game. You never know WHAT is gonna stumble through that door!
This simulation game created by Abyte Entertainment is available in Early Access and is a quite fun if you enjoy participating in auctions, hiring employees for your business, and finding items to buy low and to sell high! The previous title, although not necessary to play first, is available on Steam, Itch, Android, and iOS. The sequel will be releasing sometime in Q4 2020.
Castle Flipper is a unique chance to become a medieval royal craftsman. You can re-arrange the castle, at your own discretion. Breathe a whole new life into the old rooms and prepare a great feast for the king!
This simulation game is developed by Pyramid Games and published by Ultimate Games S.A. and Gaming Factory S.A. It will release on Steam later this year (2020). If you own or played and enjoyed House Flipper by Empyrean like I have, then this game, with a medieval twist, is the one for you!
You are a border police inspector in a communist country of the early 1980s. Every second driver is a smuggler and the vehicles are stuffed with hidden contraband. Documents, vehicles, cargo…everything is a subject to detailed control.
This simulation game is developed by Crazy Rocks and published by PlayWay S.A. It’s basically Papers, Please (Return of the Obra Dinn), but with the added pleasure of ripping apart car seats and using a pitchfork on tires if you’ve found a suspected smuggler. It’s also played in a first-person view in a 3D environment so you can examine vehicles for broken lights, broken mirrors, and any other damage.
Shakes on a Plane
Shakes on a Plane is a chaotic co-op shaking game for one to four players. Flying on various planes with your flight crew, serve up a variety of tasty shakes, burgers, fries and many more dishes before the plane lands on the airport and your passengers rate your services.
This chaotic local co-op is developed by Huu Games and published by Assemble Entertainment. It’s for those that want to play more Overcooked but already bought all of the DLCs and Season Passes. Shakes on a Plane is the next best thing and will have you avoiding furniture during turbulence, making and serving orders, and cleaning up the mess afterward. You can play it as soon as November 12th, 2020 on Steam and the Nintendo Switch!
Bots & Bolts
Bots & Belts is a fun and hectic toy-building game! Use quick-thinking to keep the factory running efficiently. Play through 27 unique levels featuring different machines to utilize, toys to build, and belts to manage! Beat the game by yourself or join your friends online or couch co-op!
Created by PopPlay, this indie game is about teamwork, timing, and toy-making (alliteration, yes)! You’ll have to get pretty good at forming a routine as things can get away from you pretty quickly on the conveyor belts! The full version of the game is coming soon to Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux!
Let us know in the comments below what interesting games you’ve played this weekend!