Games media personality Geoff Keighley has partnered with Valve to bring demos of more than 40 titles that were set to be shown off at the cancelled GDC to Steam.
In a post on Twitter (below), Keighley revealed that the spring Steam Game Festival starts today (Wednesday, March 18th) and will feature games that were originally set to make an appearance at the San Francisco developer trade show. That event has many initiatives such as the Indie Megabooth and Day of the Devs where smaller studios can show off their wares to the huge GDC audience.
This is the second Steam Game Festival, following the event's debut in December 2019 alongside Keighley's The Game Awards. Users could try demos of more than 12 titles that made an appearance at that event.
The spring Steam Game Festival is running between March 18th and March 23rd.
GDC is just one of many games trade shows that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. E3 has also been pulled for this year, as have Eve Fanfest and Minecraft Festival. August's Gamescom is reportedly still set to take place, while EGX Rezzed and Reboot Develop Blue have been postponed until later in the year.
Surprise! @thegamefestival returns tomorrow to @Steam with 40+ new games you can play at home, which were originally set for GDC. This is the Spring edition of @thegamefestival pic.twitter.com/lD7LE509Ge— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 17, 2020