Starting December 7 and running through December 21, you’ll be able to play over 35 demos of upcoming unreleased games for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One!
There are a few things to keep in mind:
- These are not normal “game demos.” Typically, the demos you see in our Demo channel are created after the game is completed (or nearly completed) and represent the final version. Many of these demos are early, and some are for games that won’t be out for quite some time. Think of these as akin to “show floor demos,” and not necessarily indicative of the final product. What that means is that you’ll get to experience these games early – some way early – which is awesome, but you should also note that these games will continue to evolve and be polished as they near release.
- These demos will only be available for a limited time. Some might be re-published to the Demo channel later, but many will simply evaporate after December 21, so make sure to check them out while they’re available.
- The developers would love to hear what you think. Hit them up on social media or through their websites. If you like the game, or have any suggestions – tell them!
Loot River Demo
Set in a series of procedurally generated labyrinths, Loot River is a dungeon crawling action roguelike that combines tense, real-time combat and dark fantasy settings with spatial block-shifting.
Defeat bestial abominations
Armed with the power of the Relic, players can shift the ground beneath them, sliding floating ruins together in a series of tile puzzles. As players venture through these endless catacombs, they’ll encounter beasts, lost travelers, and bosses. These cosmic grottos offer a wealth of new weapons and gear to discover, as well as unholy knowledge to unearth for permanent upgrades.
What Lies in the Multiverse TGA21Demo
Untold Tales S.A.
Things inevitably go batshit crazy very fast in the Multiverse when you discover the ability to travel between parallel worlds. These worlds are alternate versions of each level and differ in aesthetic, theme, and physicality. Switching between them allows you to solve logical and spatial challenges and to progress the story.
Would you like to change the game world on the fly? Now you can! Can’t reach a ledge? Bam! Switch worlds mid-air. Afraid of sliding around in an icy environment? Alternate to another universe for firmer ground! Just be careful when messing with gravity…
Embark on a journey across a variety of gorgeous pixel-art worlds, each offering something unique. Explore temples, towns, harbours, the wilderness and more as you race to unlock the secrets of the Multiverse.
Colourful Cast of Characters
Meet a bunch of quirky but compelling characters such as Everett, your eventual genius companion. Picture a sarcastic, eccentric Albert Einstein. Then there’s EZ, a mysterious figure everyone fondly remembers but can’t describe. Or ZENITH, a group of enigmatic and shadowy figures always breathing down your neck.
A Deeper Story
While staying true to its light-hearted nature, the story’s poignancy builds as you progress. A rollercoaster of laughter, joy, and sorrow awaits.
Nobody Saves the World – TGA21Demo
Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld – on your own or with a friend online – while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and SAVE THE WORLD!
Please Note: While the full game will support many languages, this demo supports English only.
Spacelines from the Far Out_TGA21Demo
Skystone Games Inc.
Welcome to ‘Spacelines from the Far Out’ a game that blends the golden era of air travel with the utopian space age of the ’60s, with a unique blend of non-violent co-op and roguelike gameplay!
An original sci-fi universe filled with all the annoyances you’ve come to expect from being in the commercial Spaceline industry, in a space odyssey adventure for you, or with up to 4 friends. And thanks to the robust (and sometimes mean) AI Director, every trip feels chaotically unique.
No one said this was going to be easy: With tons of mechanics in store for you to master (or survive), such as piloting, repairing, cleaning, cooking, and dancing, you’ll never be bored! And for all the space-treasure hunters out there: Tons of unlockable upgrades, ships, playable characters to collect, and more are waiting for you on the event horizon.
Aztech Forgotten Gods is coming Q1 2022.
Flewfie’s Adventure TGA21Demo
Who is Uzzu and what do they want? When they break into the best laboratory of Cutemellow, they take off with Scientist Snail’s top secret experiments with one goal in mind: To take control over Cutemellow and all surrounding worlds!
Join Flewfie on this epic adventure! Fly across the sticky Caramel Coves, the shimmering scenes of the Crystal Plains and sneak through the murky depths of the Abandosphere – and explore each world to discover many quests on your journey! With the help of your friends Scientist Snail, Bunn Bunn and Pinky Panda, can you put an end to the chaos and stop Uzzu?
Grid Force – Mask of the Goddess Demo
The Darkest Tales Demo
Happily Never After
Meet familiar characters from childhood bedtime stories, but don’t expect any hugs and kisses. The wolves are out for blood, the great beanstalk is crawling with bugs and carnivorous plants, and Little Red Riding Hood… well, she may just slice you up in two.
Don’t let looks fool you — Teddy may be soft, but with Lighty by his side, our heroes make for a formidable duo. Turn old scissors into magic-powered swords, needles into powerful arrows and grappling hooks, but use your mana wisely, so you don’t lose your stitches. Remember, all is fair in the race to rescue Alicia.
Ahead Lies Only Darkness
Each chapter takes place in a recognizable yet distorted fairytale world rife with combat, obstacles, and secrets. Put your skills to the test against tough opponents and bring back hope to dreamlands now engulfed by the forces of evil. Gain experience, master and branch out your skill tree, and reach the depths of the nightmare to come out victorious.
The Darkest Tales is a game with deep and mysterious lore. As you progress through each page of this story, you’ll begin to unveil the secrets behind this nightmarish world. How will this tale end? It will be up to you to decide.
Outbreak: Contagious Memories TGA21Demo
Dead Drop Studios LLC
Experience Lydia’s desperate escape from an overrun urban center as she meets fellow survivors, scrounges for supplies, fights off undead monstrosities in brutally gory combat, and manages a limited inventory. Attempt to survive the nightmare with your choice of retro fixed camera, over-the-shoulder, and first-person shooter views, which you can change at any time during gameplay. Mo-cap animations, cheesy voiceovers and enhanced visuals await as you solve puzzles and fight for your life. Play the entire game in optional split-screen co-op or face the darkness alone. Can you survive the outbreak, or will you become yet another victim of the undead hordes?
Aspire: Ina’s Tale TGA21Demo
Along the way, she’ll traverse marvelous scenery, meet enigmatic characters, solve intuitive puzzles, and conquer platforming sequences as she comes closer to her goal – but farther from innocence.
For this isn’t a story about how Ina was saved. This is the story about how she discovered she could be so much more.
Explore a Living Tower
Get lost in a mystical side-scrolling adventure through beautiful sprawling levels, each with their own distinct feel. Every region presents its own peculiarities to unravel.
Ina’s dreams shape reality while the Tower feeds. Hopes and imagination satiate its hunger. How are the two connected?
Meet the Tower Dwellers
Learn about the other denizens of the Tower as you search for the truth. Uncover their pasts, their memories, and set them free.
Ina was trapped for a reason, and her powers resonate with the spirits that inhabit the Tower. Use them to manipulate objects, solve puzzles, reveal hidden passages, and navigate the environment to find your way out.
The Last Oricru – Demo
Dig into the forgotten past of the world. Uncover the conspiracy behind the events that take place as you play. Let sides of the conflict make you understand their motives for fighting or disregard everything and everyone and just make the world burn. The story of the Last Oricru is complex and it may take multiple different play-throughs to make all pieces of the puzzle finally click together.
Massive decision tree in which your decisions lead to different outcomes, affecting story, characters, game endings but also visuals of levels or even the gameplay flow. Every action, sub-quest or life taken can affect your reputation with each faction. There are multiple ways to play through The Last Oricru and no right or wrong decision. Your decisions will shape the fate of the world, literally.
The combat is easy to learn but hard to master and aims to create a tough but rewarding experience. Melee and ranged weapons with unique attack animations and secondary abilities, shields, techno-magical items, weight management and upgrade system offer a wide range of customization for your play-style. You will encounter various mass fights, in which you can prove your loyalty by aiding your comrades in arms but also fight your way through unsuspecting and surprised enemies, as you travel through a number of distinct areas of the war-torn world. Be prepared to die… A lot!
Invite your friends over or tell your significant other to join you in your adventures! The Last Oricru is designed to make co-op a unique experience, so for example you can find new fun ways to defeat bosses or reach special secret areas. The Classic RPG character stat system also enables each of you to specialize your character differently, so you can reap the benefits of role diversity: become beefy melee tank and protect your archer friend or become a duo of mages and use one of co-op only spells to wreak havoc among enemies. You may also want to be a pair of swordsmen, hacking your way through enemies should-by-shoulder. It’s entirely up to you and your partner-in-game.
Kraken Academy!! TGA21Demo
Welcome to Kraken Academy.
Kraken Academy is no ordinary high school. Ghosts fill the art department, cultists meet below the monkey bars and now crocodiles are eating children.
Join forces with a magical Kraken to uncover the Traitor, a malevolent mastermind, who could be anyone at the school. With each time loop you’ll get closer to saving Kraken Academy.
The Gardener and the Wild Vines TGA21Demo
Finite Reflection Studios
Leap and slash at flowers growing on the vines to propel yourself upward. Chain them together to go fast, but watch your step! Every level is a handcrafted tower with new mechanics being introduced regularly. Attacking flowers grows new procedural vines with leaves to jump on. Carefully balance leaping upward while watching how the vines will grow to plan your ascent. You’ll need quick reflexes and even faster wit to reach the top!
Find The Prince
Travel from tower to tower in search of the missing Prince, braving unique environmental hazards through visually stunning and diverse locations. Follow The Gardener and The Knight as they quest to rescue The Prince in this fairy tale that explores love and all the pain and risks that come with it.
Need to prove your skill? The game doesn’t end after completing the story… Take on levels in Challenge Mode with tougher win-conditions and try to win 3 stars on every level!
Super Toy Cars Offroad TGA21Demo
Drive your offroad vehicle where no other toy has gone before! Leave your own trail through burning beach sands among suncream and sandcastles, or step in virgin snow among huge snowboards and ski goggles, or through any of the impressively detailed 15 tracks available in the game.
In Super Toy Cars Offroad you can choose between 20 very different vehicles, ranging from ATV, buggies, cars, and big trucks. Picking a fast vehicle is important but a tough one too! Competition ain’t gonna be soft on you and size matters, so choose wisely and crush your opponents under your wheel or leave them behind eating the dust!
In no other game will you revive better that feeling of playing with your toy cars when you were a kid during your holidays or a short trip to the playground. Fasten your seatbelt and get racing in this new offroad adventure of Super Toy Cars!
Blind Fate: Edo no Yami Demo
You follow orders. You obey. You kill.
Until your sight is taken from you, and you must learn to “feel” the world anew…
— A world of data and lies
The Mask of the Oni creates a simulation of the world around you, but tread carefully: old data will show you only deceiving echoes of the past.
— Swords sing unseen
Even blind, you are unstoppable. Use different sensors to detect your enemies and identify their weak spots, then crush them with lightning speed.
— Robotic folktales of Japan
Discover the story of dozens of robotic versions of Japanese folktale creatures! Find their weaknesses and destroy each one with a devastating finisher!
— Long-lost mechanical lore
Your sensors pierce the curtain of the past. Use sound, smell and heat to explore the world, uncovering centuries of lore and guiding Yami on his vengeful, story-driven journey.
APICO TGA21 Demo
Leave your boring city job behind to return to your family home in Port APICO and get back to your beekeeping roots.
Set in a series of lush environments, APICO uniquely combines resource gathering, biology, and beekeeping minigames, taking ideas from a mix of real-life and fantasy apiculture & floriculture.
On your journey you’ll rediscover lost species, cross-breed new bees, and help repopulate the islands.
Meet the Chenso Club: a growing group of fighters here to save the world. They’re using the aliens’ life-force to power up and beat them at their own game. Don’t let their adorable nature fool you – they will happily and brutally obliterate any threat that gets in their way.
JUSTICE SUCKS: RECHARGED _ TGA21Demo
Space Boat TGA21Demo
Princess Farmer TGA21 Demo
Princess Farmer was just an ordinary farmer when one day she woke up under the Gaia Tree. Now through the magic of Mother Gaia, she can hoist up whole rows of veggies with ease to make matches and smash obstacles by herself, in co-op, or even with an AI companion! Something mysterious is happening in the woods and it’s your job to puzzle your way to uncover it! You’ll learn about the world around you as you talk and build relationships with the loveable characters including: Mother Gaia, Garlic, Shoppe Keeper Rowan, and even Bot Bunny!
Castle on the Coast DEMO
Thanks to cooperation mode, even the youngest gamers will be able to enjoy George’s adventures, playing together with their friends or their sitters. Besides all the arcade fun, Castle on the Coast offers a more serious, moral angle. It will touch upon dealing with loss, conflict, and loving your enemies.
A magic castle entrenched in conflict.
Help George explore the magical Castle on the Coast, home to crystal caverns, stone-laden halls, and trippy alternate dimensions. Seamlessly wander from level to level with no loading screens in a large, interconnected world. All is not well in this land, however. Two powerful wizards bear a grudge against their fellow orphans. Can George bring this family back together again, or will he just get in the way?
A cute giraffe with XTREME PARKOUR POWERS!?
This giraffe can get anywhere, anytime! String together wall runs, wall jumps, spins, dives, rolls, and more with responsive controls. Carve new paths through levels in a quest to frustrate level designers. When cool moves aren’t enough, don a jetpack or a rocket-powered car to reach new heights.
A 3D collectathon
Shove a plethora of goodies down your pockets as you explore! Flowers unlock new costumes, star keys open doors, and keystones… those unlock the looming central tower…
A nutty sidekick joins the mix.
Player 2 can control George’s sidekick: Swirlz, the flying squirrel! Create helpful springy flowers, blast enemies with magic, or become a living parachute to show George’s descent. When George and Swirlz work together, nothing is impossible!
Mind Scanners TGA21 Demo
Brave At Night
Best Month Ever! Demo
This intense family trip takes place during a groovy 60s era. Mother and son are thrown into both dangerous and funny situations, all of which impact their relationship and future. In the background of their intimate tale, there’s the USA torn apart by political tensions and social inequalities brutally dividing the country.
You will learn about the facts and decisions from the past in flashbacks and through memories of the grown-up Mitch – the narration constantly switches between the “past” (the 60s) and the “present” (the 70s). Finally, we jump back in time to decide what choices Louise made and how they affected the future of the two. Players’ decisions will also help shape a unique image of her as to what kind of person she was.
Decisions REALLY matter! To keep track of Mitch’s growth as a person, each choice you make adds positive or negative influence to three statistics: Righteousness, Confidence, and Relations. As a result, this changes your story on the go, which makes each player’s experience feel unique.
Mother & Son relationship – Not only their individual fate will be subject to change, but also their mutual relationship. Best Month Ever is above all else the story of an absolutely unique bond that can only exist between a mother and a son and it can be both touching and challenging at the same time.
Different Outcomes – Turn on, tune in, drop out… and enjoy your decisions’! Different choices result in different endings of the game. It is up to the player’s decisions what kind of person the grown-up Mitch will become and what exactly happened during the memorable journey through the USA.
Weird 60s trip – What a time to travel it was! Canned Heat was singing about “Going Up the Country” while Bob Dylan asked “How does it feel” to have no home and live on the street. Louise and Mitch travel across the country, meeting bikers, hippies, Ku Klux Klan, Native Americans, and far-out wanderers of all sorts.
No losers here! – Don’t be a square, you can’t ‘lose’ in Best Month Ever! Your decision will shape Mitch as an adult person. He may of course get some kicks on the way, but hey, the story will still be unique and rewarding! Can you dig it?
Raccoo Venture – TGA21Demo
Defeat different enemies and challenges, find new costumes to customize the hero, and discover new friends who will help you on your journey to retrieve the holy relics.
Discover your true destiny through a world full of magic and secret items. Save the harmony of the world and prevent chaos from returning to the land of Verta. But for that, many puzzles and the most unusual enemies will cross your path.
The Chase of Ellen_TGA21Demo
Breakers Collection – TGA21Demo
With several playable characters that are known by fans of fighting games around the world, a compilation comes with several different features that will further enhance the player experience, in addition to classic modes such as versus and arcade mode.
In this DEMO, features and modes such as online multiplayer, art gallery and mode are not available yet.
The Tale of Bistun – SGDemo
Black Cube Games
The Tale of Bistun is a story-driven action-adventure game inspired by the 12th Century tragic poem “Khosrow and Shirin.” You play as a stone carver who wakes on Mount Bistun with no memory of anything before that moment. An insidious blight has spread, bringing forth many dangerous foes. You must battle through varied enemies and travel between the real world and an ethereal place of forgotten memories to discover the secret of your past.
On the craggy slopes of Mount Bistun, a stone carver awakens with no memory of who he is nor how he came to be there. He soon discovers that a blight is squeezing the life out of nature, tainting the local wildlife and turning it hostile. Encouraged by a strange, pleading whisper, the man journeys between the real world and the mysterious place of forgotten memories, known as the Revelations Realm, in search of answers. But a colossal ancient evil is watching, waiting, and is not best pleased that its plans are being disrupted . . .
All the while, an omniscient narrator recounts the man’s every step and details his innermost thoughts. But who is he? And how does he know so much about the befuddled stone carver?
– An Ancient Persian myth
The Tale of Bistun is a compelling tale of sacrifice and self-discovery inspired by the 12th Century poem “Khosrow and Shirin.” The story takes place in an exotic world of Persian myth, where magic and divine influences shape all that you encounter.
– Explore beautiful but blighted lands
As the stone carver, you must traverse the scenic slopes of Mount Bistun to unravel the mystery of your identity and how you came to be on the mountain. Although beautiful, Mount Bistun has been afflicted by a terrible blight, and dangerous creatures wait for unsuspecting adventurers . . .
– Engrave the past
As you explore the mountain, sculpt statues to remind you of your hazy past. Then, you can return to a hub area to carve out beautiful engravings detailing your past experiences and encounters.
– Omniscient narrator
The Tale of Bistun is told through an omniscient narrator, who recounts the stone carver’s steps and innermost thoughts. But just how reliable is this narrator? And does he, perhaps, have an agenda of his own?
– Fast-paced combat
Engage in fast-paced, tactical melee combat against a variety of wicked foes based on Persian mythology. If you’re in danger of being overwhelmed, unleash a devastating special ability to clear your path.
Death Trash – TGA21Demo
Death Trash is an open world singleplayer role-playing game with handcrafted levels, an atmospheric story campaign and an optional local co-op mode.
The game features realtime gameplay with ranged and melee combat, stealth, multiple choice dialogue, an inventory full of items and wriggling worms, a crafting system and social skills.
Travel through the gritty post-apocalyptic wasteland by world map and explore hand-painted organic locations. Meet exciting characters: Talk to the Fleshkraken, visit the Puke Bar or pickpocket stuff from that old naked guy.
Customize your own character through stats and making choices. Experience the story and discover side quests. Fight against machines and larger-than-life monsters – or become their friend.
#Freshly Frosted Demo
The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
A dozen dozen dazzling donut dilemmas await you, that’s 144 (and, perhaps more…) puzzles to please your particular puzzley passions. To excite and delight there are mechanics galore; from splitters to pushers, mergers and cloners, randomizers, teleporters, and more!
What’s your favorite donut? Sweet and sprinkled… a jolly jelly-filled… perhaps a marvelous maple bar? What about one shaped like a pumpkin, a snowflake, or a star! Discover many a whimsical shape as you explore a sweet skyscape of pastry possibilities.
With pleasant pastels and mesmerizing machines the satisfying scenes will catch your eyes and mesmerize! Each of a dozen donut boxes brings its own fetching flavor; a taste of autumn, a sip of summer, a whisper of winter. Days in the sun. Nights under the moon. And each world with its own special tune. The lullabies of these pastel skies are all unique and each reaches its peak when you find your way and set your factory to play!
Josh Journey: Darkness Totems – TGA21Demo
Each hero in Josh Journey has unique abilities, such as melee attacks using sword and hammer or also ranged attacks with magic or firearms. The player can choose from four heroes in a local campaign to play with friends!
Lonesome Village TGA21Demo
Lonesome Village is a cozy, quiet town struggling to rebuild after a strange calamity wiped out their homes.
Take the role of Wes the coyote and help bring this village back from the brink of destruction in a puzzle-filled life sim!
Head over to your Xbox and start enjoying these fantastic game demos on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! And yes, we’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Twitch, and YouTube. Please note, some demos are subject to regional availability. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire to learn more about what Team Xbox has planned and of course, have an amazing winter of gaming!
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