Steam Next Fest Online Camp


"Steam Next Fest is approaching! Last-minute Indie Developer Online Camp"

From 2022, January 17 to 23rd, we will be hosting an online camp for indie devs preparing their demo for Steam Next Fest 2022 opening in February. Hop on asobu's Discord voice chat while working, share your screen and concentrate on your tasks, during the breaks hang out with fellow devs, ask questions, and have a small debriefing every day to keep the motivation.

What is "Steam Next Fest"?

It is an online event organized by Valve, where many game demos are available simultaneously, encouraging players to try the upcoming games and wishlist them. Applications for February 2022 event are now closed, but the festival will happen again later this year.

From Steam website: Steam Next Fest returns on February 21st through 28th, 2022! Steam Next Fest is a multi-day celebration where fans can try out demos, chat with developers, watch livestreams, and learn about upcoming games on Steam. For developers, Steam Next Fest is an opportunity to get early feedback from players and build an audience for a future launch on Steam.

Takaaki Ichijo

On asobu's Discord server

Register here to participate
(Please note that most of the indie devs participating are based in Japan. People outside Japan are welcomed, but be aware the main language of the camp will be Japanese.)

Schedule (Japan timezone)
One week from January 17th to 23rd
Try to be present from 10:00-19:00 (Japan time), evening and night at your convenience
If you can't be present all the time, it's ok, and if you'll be available only at night, please notify us.

Each day:
10:00: Development starts, fix today's goals
13:00: Lunch break
14:00: Development
19:00: Dinner break
20:00: End of the day, quick progress report, then free to continue to work during the evening/night for those who want
Finish when you want and have a good night of sleep!

2022, January 17th:
- Participants will talk quickly about their goals for the week, things they would like asobu or other people to help with (if it's doable)

2022, January 22rd:
- Feel free to participate in our casual online meetup "asobu Happy Hour" to celebrate!

2022, January 23rd:
- Quick and casual report of what you did during the week

Benefits of participating in the online camp
・Simple translation support by asobu (Japanese to English)
・asobu will produce a stream introducing the games from Japan that will be participating in Steam Next Fest (February)
・Advice from the iGi management team on how to brush up your game

iGi indie Game incubator

Indie-us Games

If you have any questions, feel free to contact asobu's staff (in English/Japanese) or Takaaki Ichijo (in Japanese): / asobu on Discord: Anne_asobu #1824
Ichijo on Discord:
Takaaki Ichijo ( ttwcodeout )#6794