Dozens of ID@Xbox E3 game demos available now

By Heidi Nicholas,
Xbox's Summer Game Fest Demo event brings us loads of Xbox demos to try over the next few days. Check out the full list of all the demos here — we'll be sure to update this story as needed!

A Juggler's Tale

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A Juggler's Tale Demo

A Juggler's Tale Demo

"Ladies and Gentlemen! Come in, come in! In the mood for a story, are we?"

Abby is an artiste held captive at a circus: She spends her days entertaining the audience and her nights in a cage, longing for freedom. One day, she escapes the circus and gets to explore a mystical world.

Alas, freedom comes at a cost and Abby soon finds herself dragged into the dangers this world has to offer: In a war-torn, medieval fairytale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat Tonda, Abby has to cross raging rivers, make it through bandit camps and around traps. Her adventure is always accompanied by the lyrical rhymes of puppet master Jack, who is telling her story while holding the strings of his puppets firmly in his ever-helpful hands.

Who can Abby trust? Can she find a way to truly break free? Despite dangling from her threads, will Abby learn that she can still influence her destiny?

"Abby, can't you see? The strings holding you up also hold you back!"


Antipole DX

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Antipole DX Demo

Antipole DX Demo

Antipole DX is a fast-paced, retro action-platformer — using gravity manipulation!

Join our mysterious space outlaw, as he explores an “abandoned” spacecraft in hopes of finding his next meal ticket. Little does he know, the ship isn’t deserted like he thought, and now his only hope is to master the power of the mighty gravity-manipulating device: the Antipole.

Generate gravity fields with the Antipole to defeat vicious robots, solve puzzles and run on ceilings as you jump and shoot through the game while powering up the device to it’s true potential.


Arietta of Spirits

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Arietta of Spirits - Demo

Arietta of Spirits - Demo

Arietta of Spirits is a story-driven action-adventure game, following Arietta on her journey to unveil the mysteries of the Spirit Realm. Immerse yourself in a story filled with emotion and surprising turns.

Follow Arietta on her journey to unveil the mysteries of the Spirit Realm!


BattleCakes

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BattleCakes_SGDemo

BattleCakes_SGDemo

Indulge in a delicious adventure as you choose to battle or befriend your enemies to save the day your way! Personalize your cupcake hero and meet charming friends along the way. Leave the world better off than you found it in this turn-based RPG demo.


Black Book

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Black Book: Prologue

Black Book: Prologue

“Black Book” is a dark RPG Adventure, based on Slavic myths, in which you play as a young sorceress. Fight evil forces in card-based battles and explore the world, where humans live alongside mythological creatures.


Button City

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Button City SG-Demo

Button City SG-Demo

A narrative adventure about cute animals, friendship, and arcades.


Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four

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Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four Demo

Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four Demo

Face the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in epic card battles! Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game mixed with action RPG elements. Collect creature and spell cards throughout your journey and unleash their power if anyone opposes you!


Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered

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Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered SGDemo

Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered SGDemo

The premier first-person destructive house cat simulator is back with a vengeance! Play as a mischievous cat, swat your human's possessions onto the floor, scratch up curtains, smash precious keepsakes, and show your owner who's boss.


Clone Drone in the Danger Zone

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Clone Drone in the Danger Zone Demo

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone Demo

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is a robot voxel slice-em-up where any part of your body can be sliced off. With your mind downloaded into a robot gladiator, you must survive the sinister trials of the arena.


Clouzy!

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Clouzy! Demo

Clouzy! Demo

Explore the world alongside your flying pet, collect delicious fruits, and cook tasty meals to look after your cloud daycare in this cute and wholesome farming game.


ConnecTank

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ConnecTank_SGDemo

ConnecTank_SGDemo

ConnecTank is an action game for 1 to 4 players where you step inside a big honking tank. Link conveyor belts together, craft ammo, and put out fires as you battle rival tanks to help Finneas Fat Cat deliver packages. Build new tanks and take jobs in a changing world.


Death Trash

Death Trash

Death Trash - SGDemo

Death Trash - SGDemo

A post-apocalyptic action role-playing game where cosmic horrors crave humanity, but meet punks with shotguns. Explore a handcrafted story campaign and open world. Craft flesh items, talk to monsters, journey, customize, shoot, hack and slash, use stealth. It's your choice.

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.


Deathtrap Dungeon: The Golden Room

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Deathtrap Dungeon: The Golden Room Demo

Deathtrap Dungeon: The Golden Room Demo

Deathtrap Dungeon: The Golden Room is an interactive movie based on Ian Livingstone's multi-million selling classic gamebook. Become the adventurer on their quest to the Golden Room.


Dreamers

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Description: Dreamers will lead the players on an emotional journey into a colorful adventure, where will be also adversities, moments of doubts, and powerful emotions. All starting with a mysterious letter from grandma, that will force the protagonist to explore more than his known land.

Echo Generation

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Echo Generation - Demo

Echo Generation - Demo

Echo Generation is a turn-based adventure game about a gang of kids investigating supernatural occurrences while battling monsters and mechs to save their small town.


Faraday Protocol

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Faraday Protocol - Summer Game Fest Demo

Faraday Protocol - Summer Game Fest Demo

Faraday Protocol is a first-person, story-driven puzzle game that will test your curiosity and keen perception. You are Raug Zeekon: interstellar archeologist from planet Cunor. You have been sent by your company to investigate the source of a mysterious signal coming from an unexplored star system.

As you deploy from your spaceship, you’ll find yourself in a new and unknown environment. A voice will welcome you to “Opis” - the mysterious place where you have landed.

Opis is structured with a succession of puzzles and trials you’ll need to conquer in order to keep exploring. Solve intricate puzzles by re-distributing energy through the use of your Bia-Tool and demonstrate your abilities during the stations' challenges.

The mysteries of Opis are hidden within its core. Who built it? When and why? And where are they now? Investigate lore elements spread throughout the station, interact with the governing A.I. "Iris", and expose secrets lost in the millennia.


Fractal Space

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Fractal Space | Demo

Fractal Space | Demo

Live the memorable experience of a first-person, story-driven adventure and puzzle game! Use your Jetpack and Taser-Gun to think your way through zero-gravity puzzles of this mysterious space station.


Get Packed

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Get Packed Demo

Get Packed Demo

Get Packed: Fully Loaded is the expanded edition of the couch co-op removals game that’s full of calamity and physics-based carnage for 1-4 players.


Godstrike

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Godstrike_SGDemo

Godstrike_SGDemo

Godstrike is a 3D boss rush Bullet Hell based on time. This means that you have to face every Boss and defeat them before your time runs out! Time is money and health, so buying abilities or being damaged will reduce your remaining combat time. You better watch out!

SKILLS

Along your path, you will unlock over 40 unique abilities by defeating bosses. Before each battle you will be able to customize your ability loadouts to optimize your playstyle and discover powerful combos and synergies!

STORY

In Godstrike you embody Talaal, the last of God’s seven masks. Talaal finds her bearer just in time to fight against its siblings, that hunt her to absorb the power within the mask. The bearer is now trapped in a war that does not belong to her, a cycle that seems impossible to break.



If you enjoy frantic experiences and hard challenges, you will be able to take it to the extra mile!


Justice Sucks: Recharged

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JUSTICE SUCKS: RECHARGED Demo

JUSTICE SUCKS: RECHARGED Demo

Tactical robot vacuum action - HACK HIDE SUCC


Lake

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Lake Demo

Lake Demo

It's 1986 - Meredith Weiss takes a break from her career in the big city to deliver mail in her hometown. How will she experience two weeks in beautiful Providence Oaks, with its iconic lake and quirky community? And what will she do next? It's up to you.


Lawn Mowing Simulator

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Lawn Mowing Simulator: Xbox Summer Game Demo

Lawn Mowing Simulator: Xbox Summer Game Demo

Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your mowing business.


Mad Streets

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Description: A physics-based couch multiplayer fighter game, casting a wide variety of characters and combat to bring a memorable beat-em-up party experience. Pick up some controllers and settle the score, in Mad Streets!

Mayhem Brawler

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Mayhem Brawler - Demo

Mayhem Brawler - Demo

Mayhem Brawler is an urban fantasy themed beat 'em up that brings back the 90s arcade vibe to present day. With comic book style art and kick-ass soundtracks, it offers a unique experience that you can tackle solo or as co-op with friends while defining the next step in the story with your choices.


Paint the Town Red

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Paint the Town Red SGDemo

Paint the Town Red SGDemo

Paint the Town Red is a chaotic first person melee game set in different locations and time periods and featuring a massive Rogue-Lite adventure. The voxel-based enemies can be destroyed completely dynamically using almost anything that isn't nailed down.


Princess Farmer

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Princess Farmer Demo

Princess Farmer Demo

Princess Farmer is a match3 puzzle and visual novel game with easy to learn action mechanics and different difficulty levels that let you breeze through the game or challenge you to earn more rewards. The story is played in episodes, much like magical-girl anime, with each lasting between 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your chosen difficulty level, your skills, and whether you decide to skip dialogue interactions. Different level goals keep you on your toes and bring a fresh approach to the match3 genre. Dialogue options let you choose how Princess Farmer interacts with her friends, affecting your relationships with them. Make them your BFF and they may reward you with gifts!

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!


Sable

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Sable Demo

Sable Demo

Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders.


Sail Forth

Sail Forth Demo ~ SuperHeroArt

Sail Forth Demo

Sail Forth Demo

Heave! Fake the bull rope and stay the mizzen royal! Command a fleet of custom-rigged sailing ships on a procedurally crafted adventure over an unending ocean whose ancient depths have swallowed the key to a planet’s mysterious past. The Deepblue calls with the bellow of High Adventure! Sail Forth!


Strings Theory

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Strings Theory Demo

Strings Theory Demo

Go on an adventure on a subatomic level! Test your wits in a freaky, tricky logic game with an abstract concept and colorful heroes. Perfect in single player, with 3-player co-op coming soon!


Tanknarok

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Tanknarok Demo

Tanknarok Demo

TANKNAROK is a high speed, frenzied blastathon where 2-4 tanks go head to head in a wide range of arenas; filled to the brim with huge guns, powerful explosions and dangerous hazards! Wholesome roughhousing with either your friends at home, or friendly strangers on the internet!


Teacup

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Teacup - Demo

Teacup - Demo

Teacup is a wholesome narrative adventure game with a focus on exploration and non-linear progression. Help a small and shy frog on her journey to find the ingredients she needs for her tea party!


The Eternal Cylinder

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The Eternal Cylinder Demo

The Eternal Cylinder Demo

In The Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of adorable creatures called Trebhums and must explore a strange alien world filled with exotic lifeforms and surreal environments.


The Riftbreaker


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The Riftbreaker: Prologue Xbox

The Riftbreaker: Prologue Xbox

The Riftbreaker: Prologue allows you to experience the events taking place before the story campaign of the main game. Explore an entirely new world. Gather resources. Build up a base. Defend yourself from thousands of alien creatures.


The Strange Story of Brian Fisher: Chapter 2

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The Strange Story Of Brian Fisher: Chapter 2 - SGDemo

The Strange Story Of Brian Fisher: Chapter 2 - SGDemo

After escaping from the old cabin, and falling down without consciousness, Brian Fisher travelled in time and space. Can you help him discover why he was sent there and how he can back to the present time?


The Tale of Bistun

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The Tale of Bistun - SGDemo

The Tale of Bistun - SGDemo

The Tale of Bistun is a story-driven action-adventure game inspired by the famous Persian tragic romance “Khosrow and Shirin”. A stone carver with no memory of who he is must traverse blighted lands to discover his identity and the source of a pleading, strangely familiar whisper.


Trigger Witch

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Trigger Witch Demo

Trigger Witch Demo

Magic and firearms make a deadly combo!

Recalling the visual style and intuitive gameplay of 16-bit action-adventure classics, Trigger Witch puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art. With a compelling and original narrative, puzzling environments to explore, a dynamic soundtrack, twin-stick shooter mechanics and a vast array of enemies to blast into smithereens, this is a tale that will grip you from start to bloody finish.

From the creators of Reverie, Trigger Witch is a stylized 2D twin-stick action game set in an odd open world where magic is outdated and firearms are the new way of life. Players assume the role of Colette, a prospective graduate from the Stock, an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. After a mysterious man invades her realm, events are set in motion that turn Colette’s life upside-down, casting her as the sole heroine with enough firepower to restore peace.


Tunic

Tunic

TUNIC SGDemo

TUNIC SGDemo

TUNIC is an action adventure about a tiny fox in a big world. Explore the wilderness, discover spooky ruins, and fight terrible creatures from long ago.


Wreck Out

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Wreckout_SGDemo

Wreckout_SGDemo

Get ready to Wreck Out as you spin & fling your way to brick-busting glory. Smash & grab power ups, unleash your character's devastating ultimate ability, and compete head-to-head in knockout arena play.

Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.