Steam Blog announces
the Steam Digital Tabletop Fest will get underway on
October 21st at 1:00 pm EDT, offering a virtual celebration of the games that
games that exist in both the physical and digital space. Here's what this will
bring to the table:
The first ever Steam Digital Tabletop Fest,
celebrating games that cross between physical and digital, will make its debut
October 21st thru 26th. Produced in collaboration with Auroch Digital, the event
will feature virtual let’s plays, panels, talks and more streaming activities
that explore the fusion between physical and digital games with legendary
designers, upcoming studios, and you.
Working with Valve, indie studio Auroch Digital is helping curate the program of
events and line up speakers such Sandy Petersen (Call of Cthulhu RPG, Quake,
Cthulhu Wars and more!), Steve Jackson (Munchkin, Ogre, Car Wars and many more),
Ian Livingstone (Co-founder of Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy, Chairman
Sumo Group plc), Elizabeth Hargrave (creator of the hit game Wingspan) and
author and New Yorker writer Simon Parkin talks about how a board game helped
the allies win WW2, among other topics.
Here’s a look at just some of the other wide-ranging activities happening during
- Plague Inc: Evolved - Where James Vaughan, game designer of the
digital and physical version plays the digital game's boardgame scenario
while discussing the design of both versions.
- Othercide - The tactical-RPG blending strong art style, unique
lore and challenging tactical gameplay, presented by its Art Director and
Lead Game Designer.
- Gloomhaven - llivestream, featuring the developers, will discuss
the upcoming content for the next major update of Gloomhaven’s Early Access
- Virtual panel on games about Mars - Where game creators will be
joined by actual space agency staff and scientists to ask what games get
right and wrong about Mars.
- Virtual panel on Cthulhu games - Where some of the most notable
Cthulhu-themed designers from digital and physical ask about the cultural
impact of such titles and more.