Microsoft Store leaks 15 Xbox demos set for The Game Awards

By Sean Carey,
The Game Awards takes place on December 9th and it appears we are getting some demos to check out as part of the event. So far, our scanners have picked up demos for 15 games with the label 'TGA21Demo' from the Microsoft Store.

None of these demos are available to download yet, but we imagine they'll go live on the night of The Game Awards. For now, these are all the demos we've found that relate to The Game Awards on the Microsoft Store, but if we spot any more, we'll update this post.

Aspire: Ina's Tale


Aspire: Ina's Tale TGA21Demo

Aspire: Ina's Tale TGA21Demo

Set out on a fantastical adventure as Ina and take a journey of self-discovery against the backdrop of dazzling landscapes in The Tower. Experience fear turn to conviction as she unravels her purpose in this world and embarks on her path to freedom



Aztech: Forgotten Gods


Aztech_Forgotten_Gods_TGA21Demo

Aztech_Forgotten_Gods_TGA21Demo

When an unfamiliar enemy awakens to threaten Tenochtitlan, Achtli must master the hidden powers in Lightkeeper, a lost artifact from a time long forgotten, in order to save her city.




Breakers Collection


BreakersCollection_TGA21Demo

BreakersCollection_TGA21Demo

Breakers Collection brings the original games (Breakers and Breakers Revenge) and new content for the cult classic among Fighting Games fans, which was released in 1996 for Neogeo and Arcades.



Josh Journey: Totems of Darkness


JoshJourneyDarknessTotems_TGA21Demo

JoshJourneyDarknessTotems_TGA21Demo

Josh Journey: Totems of Darkness is a Beat em Up style game with handcrafted art that tells the story of brave heroes who use their skills to defeat nightmare monsters using combined attacks in local co-op gameplay.



Mind Scanners


Mind Scanners TGA21 Demo

Mind Scanners TGA21 Demo

Greetings. Your Mind Scanner request has been approved. Your duty is to diagnose and treat the citizens of The Structure. The patient list is long so don't waste your time. We’ll let you see your daughter soon...



Nobody Saves the World


Nobody Saves the World - TGA21Demo

Nobody Saves the World - TGA21Demo

Transform from a featureless nobody into a SLUG, a GHOST, a DRAGON, and MORE in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee!

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.



Outbreak: Contagious Memories

Outbreak Xbox demo

Outbreak: Contagious Memories TGA21Demo

Outbreak: Contagious Memories TGA21Demo

Return to classic '90s survival horror with terrifying environments, excessive gore, cheesy voiceovers, tense resource management, and optional co-op in this narrative-driven undead nightmare.



Raccoo Venture


RaccooVenture_TGA21Demo

RaccooVenture_TGA21Demo

A spiritual successor to the 3D platform genre. Explore to find all the hidden items, solving secrets, puzzles and finding new clothes to customize the hero. Special abilities will blow your mind controlling chaos and order. Defeat the terrible Tattooed Armadillos.



Space Boat


Space Boat TGA21Demo

Space Boat TGA21Demo

'Space Boat' is an investigative narrative adventure set on an intergalactic cruise-ship inhabited by various carpet-based lifeforms. Play as a cleverly disguised space cat, traverse the perils of time and space, and track down an elusive shape-shifting jewel thief before it's too late!



Super Toy Cars Offroad


Super Toy Cars Offroad TGA21Demo

Super Toy Cars Offroad TGA21Demo

Super Toy Cars Offroad brings the series off the beaten track, and into the mud, sand, snow and more! Find your own way in this fast-paced arcade racing game where you control miniature offroad cars that speed through amazing tracks populated with supersized everyday objects.



The Chase of Ellen


The Chase of Ellen_TGA21Demo

The Chase of Ellen_TGA21Demo

Your spaceship just crash landed on an alien planet and you are fighting for your life just to survive. You are trying to get to your home planet but, your spaceship doesn't work. As you are waiting for an intergalactic lift you learn of the electric powers within you.



The Darkest Tales


The Darkest Tales_TGA21Demo

The Darkest Tales_TGA21Demo

Join a stuffed bear named Teddy and his magical fairy sidekick Lighty on a high-stakes journey through a nightmarish realm of sinister dreams and distorted childhood fairytales to rescue Alicia — Teddy’s now grown-up owner. Who else will fight for the life of the girl, if not her once most loved toy?

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.

Teddy Scissorpaws
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.



The Gardner and the Wild Vines


The Gardener and the Wild Vines TGA21Demo

The Gardener and the Wild Vines TGA21Demo

Leap, slash, and climb your way to the top of magical towers in this story-based platformer where platforms grow as you climb.



Treasures of the Aegean


Treasures of the Aegean TGA21Demo

Treasures of the Aegean TGA21Demo

DEMO VERSION

What happened to the Minoan civilization? Join parkour master Marie Taylor and treasure hunter James Andrew in a historical action thriller, as they unveil the secrets of a forgotten kingdom which has been tragically trapped in and endless time loop. Explore a beautifully hand-drawn non-lineal open world, recover valuable relics, chart a lost island, and gather new clues in every loop to complete an ancient prophecy. Solve the riddles and mysteries that angered the old Gods, on your quest to prevent history from repeating itself forever.

Secrets of the Minoan Cataclysm. In 1639 BC a powerful explosion devastated the Minoan civilization and sunk the birthplace of their empire: the volcanic island of Thera. History seems to repeat itself, as the island has resurfaced, and a new cataclysm is bound to happen. Why were the Minoan so advanced to their time? Did King Minos foresee their demise? Can a new eruption of Thera be stopped? There's only one way to find out!


A sunken island trapped in time. Hidden in the depths for several millennia, the island of Thera is full of historical treasures to collect and mysteries to decipher. Discover a lost Minoan citadel, open your way through an ottoman sunken fleet and unlock the doors to underground palace, as you uncover the details about the folk who lived there and their tragic fate. Exploit a glitch in time to secure information on a persistent map and solve key puzzles before the world blows up and the loop restarts!

Timing, precision and puzzle-solving. Buckle up for an action-packed adventure, as you parkour your way through a rough terrain full of challenges: surf steep slopes, climb high walls, vault over obstacles, swing on vines and jump over deep pits to explore a hand drawn open world. Every corner of the island hides an artifact, a clue or a piece of the puzzle that needs to be solved to save the world from disaster.

You are not alone on the island... Marie Taylor is the hero of the story, a brilliant treasure hunter who works with her associate, historian James Andrew, seeking out ancient relics. But this time they'll find out they're not the only ones aware of the Minoan scoop, as longtime rivals appear on scene to bring back ghosts from the past and complicate matters further.

• Time loop adventure
• Atmospheric soundtrack
• Hundreds of treasures to discover
• European comic book art style
• Puzzle solving
• Parkour gameplay
• Historic thriller narrative



What lies in the Multiverse


What Lies in the Multiverse TGA21Demo

What Lies in the Multiverse TGA21Demo

Welcome to What Lies in the Multiverse – a dimension-shifting, comedic adventure about worlds turned inside out through the powers of one gifted young boy and the misguided lessons of an eccentric scientist.



Will you be checking out any of these demos? Let us know down in the comments!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.