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Gestalt: Steam and Cinder Playable Demo Arrives Tomorrow

Steampunk action-adventure RPG title Gestalt: Steam & Cinder dropped a trailer AND the date for a playable demo today…and that date is tomorrow! The demo is being released as part of the Steam Game Festival, and is only available for a limited time – playable from June 16th until the festival closes on the 22nd.

The handcrafted pixel art is obviously reminiscent of 16- and 32-bit classics, and the gameplay follows suit with 2D platforming and combat that reminds me – in a very positive way – of more a more recent game: Dead Cells.

Gestalt will hit the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.

Here’s the press release:

Gestalt: Steam & Cinder debut trailer revealed, playable demo coming tomorrow

Stunning action-adventure RPG gets first trailer ahead of downloadable Steam demo.

London, UK – June 15th, 2020 – Sold Out and Metamorphosis Games are delighted to reveal the debut trailer for the stunningly handcrafted steampunk action-adventure RPG Gestalt: Steam & Cinder, and announce that a playable demo will be available to download on Steam tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th, as part of the Steam Game Festival.

PC players will be able to download and play the demo from June 16th until the Steam Game Festival comes to a close on Monday, June 22nd.

“We have been thrilled with the community’s response to Gestalt: Steam & Cinder, so we’re really excited for more players to get their first taste of the gamewith this downloadable demo,” said Sarah Hoeksma, Marketing Director at Sold Out. “With gorgeous pixel art and a captivating narrative, we are keen for Gestalt: Steam & Cinder to become an indie favorite when it launches later this year.”

Inspired by 16 and 32-bit classics, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder fuses tight 2D platforming and exhilarating combat with an engrossing narrative filled with conspiracy-laden intrigue, eccentric NPCs, dynamic side quests and choice-driven dialogue.

Step into the boots of seasoned mercenary Aletheia and join a vibrant cast of characters as they find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of the steam-powered city of Canaan. Brawl in the streets with members of a nefarious syndicate, smash through a mechanized army of Clockwork soldiers, and battle the elite Vanguard who serve the city’s corrupt nobility, the Comitium. Fight for mankind’s survival and discover the dark truth at the heart of the Steam City’s founding.

Gestalt: Steam & Cinder releases on Nintendo Switch™, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and PC in 2020. The game can be added to your Steam Wishlist now.

About Sold Out
Sold Out combines a wealth of experience mixed in with youth to form its close-knit team. Publishing for physical and digital distribution Sold Out has had the joy of working with Team 17, Rebellion, Frontier Developments and other indie developers. For more information on Sold Out and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at

About Metamorphosis Games
Metamorphosis Games aims to rekindle the feeling of late nights curled up with corded controllers and chunky pixels in the soft glow of a CRT. The team’s first title is Gestalt: Steam & Cinder, an epic narrative driven 2D action-adventure inspired by 16 and 32-bit classics.

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