Valve’s Steam VR Fest offers game demos and discounts across existing and upcoming VR releases through July 25th.
The event officially runs from July 18th through July 25th and it will be an exclusively VR affair highlighting what the immersive medium has to offer.
Note: We’ve updated this post since it was first published, adding some of the most notable deals and demos below.
The event follows on from last month’s Steam Next Fest, which gave us demos for titles like Requisition VR, Kayak VR: Mirage, Ruinsmagus and The Last Worker. However, Next Fest was a Steam-wide event, featuring flatscreen, traditional games alongside immersive content. Steam VR Fest puts the spotlight solely on content for PC VR headsets. In the trailer for VR Fest the games highlighted are mainly well known existing VR titles such as Boneworks and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, which are discounted for the duration of the event, alongside new VR demos for upcoming games.
Notable discounts include VR MMO Zenith at 30% off, Boneworks down 20% and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners brought down by 45% to just $21.99. Valve’s flagship VR title Half-Life: Alyx is also down 50% , bringing it to $29.99, while multiplayer shooter Pavlov is also heavily discounted, down 80% to just $4.99. The full list of deals can be found here.
In terms of demos, an upcoming game called Increment is included in the event, satirically channeling the energy of clicker games. “Press buttons, pull levers, and use your body to discover a strange world in this VR game about increasing.” There’s a free demo available now and full release planned later this year. Psychedelic puzzle game Squingle is also participating in VR Fest, as hinted at in a recent tweet, with a demo that is available now.
There’s also new demos for Hitman 3, Drums Rock, Ruins Magus, Eye of the Temple and more — you can check the full list out here.
Keep an eye out for more details on Steam VR Fest demos and discounts to come soon. The event runs from this Monday, July 18, until July 25 and can be found over on the Steam Store’s VR page.
This post was updated a day after publication to include more details on demos and discounts that went live with Steam VR Fest.