ID@Xbox Game Demo Winterfest Showcases 30+ Games

Seasons Greetings from Xbox! We are proud to bring you 33 incredible demos to play on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Just like last year’s Winter Game Demo event, you can download and play these in the comfort of your own home between December 5 – 31.

We encourage you to check them out with friends and families during this holiday season starting today and within the coming weeks as demos become available. These demos are an early look at gameplay and may not represent the full game at their release, including the availability in each country as developers continue to update and refine their title ahead of launch. So, don’t forget you can help provide early feedback to the devs!

We’re also excited to share the 10 newly announced games below are coming to Xbox!

502’s Arcade (502 Studios)

502’s Arcade is an anthology of arcade games. Each game is a remix of genres with mechanics that you’ve always loved with modern twists that will make them an enjoyable challenge for all kinds of players.

Captain Bones (World of Poly)

Captain Bones is an exhilarating action-adventure game that immerses you in an expansive pirate world. Your survival skills will guide you through epic ship battles and thrilling treasure hunts alongside your loyal crew. Navigate handcrafted pirate islands, harness resources to create weapons and vehicles, and embark on daring explorations. At its core, the game follows the journey of Captain Bones from a simple crew member to a legendary captain.

Champion Shift (SRG Studios)

Champion Shift is a fast-paced, action roguelike where you play as a mythical champion fighting against the evil Dominion. Unlock mythical upgrades throughout your game session, shift form into a vehicle to power through masses of enemies and defeat epic bosses to progress through your run.

Dinosaur Fossil Hunter (Pyramid Games S.A.)

Become a real paleontologist, explore various environments and search for dinosaur fossils. Dig for and study the remnants of these majestic creatures to learn about their evolution. Build your own museum and experience an immersive background story. Drive off-road vehicles, explore dig sites, use excavation tools, search through deformable terrain. Prepare fossils.

Donut Dodo (pixle.games)

If a long-lost arcade game from 1983 resurfaced today, it would be Donut Dodo. A classic platforming frenzy from the golden era that’s tough as nails and challenging for the whole family! Will you top the high score table today?

New Star GP (Five Aces Publishing/New Star Games)

New Star GP is a retro arcade racer that puts you in the driving seat at iconic racing circuits from the 1980s to the present day. Lead your team through all the drama of race strategies, pitting, tyre blowouts and more to take glory and win the World Championship!

Roguematch: The Extraplanar Invasion (Starstruck Games)

Roguematch: The Extraplanar Invasion is a challenging mystery dungeon combined with match 3 mechanics that will intrigue both turn-based roguelike and puzzle fans alike. Travel through a castle full of traps and monsters, strategically using your turns to move, attack, cast spells, and match mana to defeat enemies!

Slopecrashers (byteparrot)

Slopecrashers is an arcade snowboard combat racer in which a wild crew of animals band together on a world spanning tour to become the best snowboarders. Unfortunately, somebody is trying to ruin their plans! Grab your friends and barrel down the slopes together while battling it out in high-speed races with over-the-top power-ups!

The Land Beneath Us (PID Games/FairPlay Studios)

The Land Beneath Us is a turn-based rogue-lite action dungeon crawler. Use powerful skill combos and stylish weaponry to battle your way through the Underworld known as Annwn. Defeat the Seven Lords and rescue The Creator and her vital Soul-Tech.

Vagrus – The Riven Realms (Lost Pilgrims Studio)

Embark on a perilous journey across a realm forsaken by the gods and devastated by an arcane cataclysm. Accompanied by a hardy crew, you must trade, fight, and explore your way to success as the leader of a traveling company in Vagrus, an award-winning turn-based post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG.

Along with these unique titles, there’s a diverse list of games that will be available to try! Below are the games, and their developers, participating in the ID@Xbox Game Demo Winterfest:

502’s Arcade (502 Studios)

Backbeat (Ichigoichie)Available Now

Captain Bones (World of Poly)

Champion Shift (SRG Studios)

Chessarama (Minimol Games) – Pre-order Now

Deceive Inc. (Sweet Bandits Studios), available now

Dinosaur Fossil Hunter (Pyramid Games S.A.)

Donut Dodo (pixel.games)

Go Mecha Ball (Whale Peak Games)

Hidden Through Time 2 (Rogueside)

Howl (Mi’pu’mi Games), pre-order now

Kiborg (Sobaka Studio)

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale (NeocoreGames), pre-order now

Kingdoms and Castles (BlitWorks Games), available now

Long Gone Days (Serenity Forge)available now

New Star GP (New Star Games)

Oppidum (EP Games)

Parcel Corps (Secret Mode)

Pinball FX (Zen Studios); available now

Pinball M (Zen Studios), available now

PlateUp! (It’s Happening)

Puzzledorf (Stuart’s Pixel Games)

Roguematch: The Extraplanar Invasion (Starstruck Games)

Shoulders of Giants (Moving Pieces Interactive), available now

Sker Ritual (Wales Interactive)

Slave Zero X (Poppy Works), pre-order now

Slopecrashers (byteparrot)

Space Boat (Recombobulator Games)

SquadBlast (Ultrahorse)

Strings Theory (BeautifulBee)

The Holy Gosh Darn (Perfectly Paranormal)

The Land Beneath Us (FairPlay Studios)

Vagrus – The Riven Realms (Lost Pilgrims Studio)

Head over to your Xbox and chill out with these exciting demos on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! And yes, we’d love to hear what you think. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Twitch, and YouTube. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire to learn more about what Team Xbox has planned and of course, have an incredibly fun winter season of gaming!

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