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News: Team17 Announces Steam Next Fest Lineup

Five titles from the indie publisher will have demo’s available from 10th-17th June, including SWORN, Amber Isle, Thalassa Edge of the Abyss, CONSCRIPT, and WARCANA

Monday, 10th June 2024 – Team17 Digital have today revealed their lineup for this summer’s Steam Next Fest. From 10th-17th June, five titles from the indie publisher will have demos available to play on Steam.

SWORN  – Set in the heart of Arthurian legends, players will team up in a fallen Camelot under the control of a corrupted King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. A co-op action rogue-like, SWORN challenges payers to unite with up to three friends to defeat a corrupt King Arthur, combining over 200 unique Blessings of the Fae with unique characters, weapons, and abilities to craft the perfect build.

Players will be able to access the first two biomes and a selection of characters and weapons as part of the Steam Next Fest demo.

Amber IsleAmber Isle welcomes players to the eponymous Amber Isle, a friendly village fit to bursting with an eclectic mix of prehistoric animals (Paleofolk). As the new (and only) shopkeep on Amber Isle, it falls to players to stock their store with everything their Paleo-pals might need. Does the microraptor need a micro-chair? The plesiosaur some water-proof paper?

The demo grants players access to the first two hours of Amber Isle, allowing them to dip their toe into Paleo-life, getting to grips with new residents, building a house, gathering resources, and exploring the Forest region.

Thalassa Edge of the AbyssTake to the depths in an atmospheric story of sorrow and self-discovery onboard Thalassa: Edge of the Abyss. Play as Cam, a deep-sea diver exploring the sunken wreckage of their former home. Descend into the depths to piece together clues left behind in the wreck, and discover what really happened to the crew in the final moments onboard the ship.

With around 45 minutes of gameplay, the demo contains the ‘first chapter’ of Thalassa, giving players a peek into the mysteries and puzzles that await in the murky depths.

CONSCRIPTSet in 1916 during the Great War, CONSCRIPT throws players into the shoes of a French soldier searching for their missing brother. Featuring a grainy pixelated art style, players will experience a return to the classic era of survival horror as they solve challenging environmental puzzles and take on encounters with limited supplies.

The CONSCRIPT demo contains around an hour of gameplay and contains countless quality of life and bug updates compared to the 2022 Scream Fest demo. Localisation is also now available for all languages expected at launch. 

WARCANAA fantasy inspired base defence RTS with deck building mechanics. In WARCANA players face hundreds of thousands of unrelenting monsters in a battle royale against up to 29 other players where they must play their cards right to reign victorious.

The WARCANA demo includes a 30-player horde mode, access to three devotions, and 10 single player missions for players to try out.

About Windwalk Games:

Windwalk Games was founded in 2018 with the goal of creating games to bring friends and communities together. Windwalk mixes compelling stories with novel game mechanics to build worlds and experiences where teamwork isn’t just an option; it’s the key to success. With each of Windwalk’s games, empowering community is squarely at the forefront, allowing fans to give feedback by playtesting early and building togetherness every step of the way. To apply for the SWORN closed playtest, and for more information on SWORN and how you can join the Windwalk Games community, visit hub.sworngame.com.

About Ambertail Games

Founded In 2020, Ambertail Games is an independent games studio based in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland. They’re rooted in cute, slice-of-life games that reimagine your favourite captivating creatures in kind, compassionate worlds. Ambertail’s debut title, Amber Isle, is currently in development for Steam and Nintendo Switch™.

About Sarepta Studio

Sarepta Studio, an indie game development company situated in Hamar, Norway, is renowned for its emotionally charged titles. Notable among them “Shadow Puppeteer” and the BAFTA award-winning “My Child Lebensborn”. With a team of 17 members, most stakeholders in the company, Sarepta studio is driven by a shared vision: Creating emotionally impactful and atmospheric games.

About Catchweight Studio

Catchweight Studio is a one-man game development studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Currently
developing World War 1 -themed survival horror game CONSCRIPT. CONSCRIPT was developed with
support from VicScreen, Screen Australia, and Austrade, along with backers on Kickstarter

​​About 1000 Orks: 

1000 Orks is an independent game studio from Germany. ​Our mission is to create epic pixel art multiplayer games using our custom engine – which is able to simulate hundreds of thousands of individual units at once.​​​​​ ​We push past boundaries, treading our own path to deliver ​unique​​     ​experiences through technology and art. 1000 Orks currently consists of 11 people and is located in Osnabrück​, Germany​. 

About Team17 Digital

Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Part of Team17 Group plc, which floated on AIM in 2018, Team17 Digital has an extensive portfolio of over 120 titles, and fully encapsulates the spirit of independent games. Winner of the ‘Publishing Star’ award at the 2023 Develop: Star Awards, Team17 Digital has assembled a portfolio of multi-award-winning and award-nominated in-house brands include Hell Let Loose, Golf With Your Friends, The Escapists, and the iconic Worms franchise, alongside its games label partner titles, including the award-winning games Blasphemous, Greak: Memories of Azur, DREDGE, and the Overcooked! franchise.