Microsoft Announces 40 New Indie Game Demos for Xbox Consoles

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 3 Comments

Microsoft today announced demos for 40 new independent game titles coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One over the next seven days.

“We are excited to showcase 40 awesome demos of unreleased games on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One,” Microsoft’s Jessica Ronnell writes. “Just like last year’s Summer Game Demo event, you can download and play these in the comfort of your own home between June 15 – 21.”

The playable demos will be available starting today, with more becoming available each day over the next week. The following games will be available during the 2012 [email protected] Summer Game Demo Fest:

  • A Juggler’s Tale (kaleidoscube)
  • Antipole DX (Saturnine Games)
  • Arietta of Spirits (Third Spirit Games)
  • BattleCakes (Volcano Bean)
  • Black Book (Morteshka)
  • Button City (Subliminal)
  • Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four (Elder Games)
  • Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered (Manekoware)
  • Clone Drone in the Danger Zone (Doborog)
  • Clouzy! (Tinymoon)
  • ConnecTank (YummyYummyTummy)
  • Death Trash (Crafting Legends)
  • Deathtrap Dungeon: The Golden Room (Good Gate Media)
  • Dreamers (PlaySys)
  • Echo Generation (Cococucumber)
  • Faraday Protocol (Red Koi Box)
  • Fractal Space (Haze Games)
  • Get Packed: Fully Loaded (Coatsink)
  • Godstrike (Overpowered)
  • Justice Sucks: Recharged (Samurai Punk)
  • Lake (Gamious)
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator (Skyhook Games)
  • Mad Streets (Craftshop)
  • Mayhem Brawler (Hero Concept)
  • Paint the Town Red (South East Games)
  • Princess Farmer (Samobee Games)
  • Sable (Shedworks)
  • Sail Forth (David Evans Games)
  • Strings Theory (BeautifulBee)
  • Tanknarok (Polyblock Studio)
  • Teacup (Smarto Club)
  • The Eternal Cylinder (ACE Team)
  • The Riftbreaker (EXOR Studios)
  • The Strange Story Of Brian Fisher: Chapter 2 (Intetic)
  • The Tale of Bistun (Black Cube Games)
  • Trigger Witch (Rainbite)
  • Tunic (Isometricorp)
  • Wreck Out (Four5Six)

Additionally, the following [email protected] games are now available for purchase on Xbox Series X|S:

  • Arietta of Spirits (Third Spirit Games)
  • BattleCakes (Volcano Bean)
  • Button City (Subliminal)
  • Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered (Manekoware)
  • Dreamers (PlaySys)
  • Faraday Protocol (Red Koi Box)
  • Get Packed: Fully Loaded (Coatsink)
  • Paint the Town Red (South East Games)
  • Tanknarok (Polyblock Studio)
  • The Strange Story Of Brian Fisher: Chapter 2 (Intetic)
  • The Tale of Bistun (Black Cube Games)
  • Wreck Out (Four5Six)

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3 responses to “Microsoft Announces 40 New Indie Game Demos for Xbox Consoles”

  1. angusmatheson

    This is the problem with Microsoft owning game studios. Sunday big splashy announcement with videos die the titles they are making fox X-box x. And the indie titles get a press release a few days later. The indie titles always get screwed by the big guys.

  2. IanYates82

    These seem fun based on their names, but I feel exhausted just thinking about clicking on each of these, waiting for a web page to open, read, move on, etc

    Would it kill MS to put a blurb about each one in their press release? Indicate if it is couch co-op or multiplayer. That's a key thing for me with these indie games as they often shine for that kind of gameplay.