In the ye old days playable demos were the main way for players to get hold of the latest offerings from your favorite developers, and to have a small idea on what their latest title was going to be like. Looking back at the really good days, some of these demos were found in magazines and you could play them to your heart’s content – creating iconic gaming childhood memories, and back then there was none of this “Open Beta” nonsense. Now, demos in magazines is a memory, but there has been an influx of playable demos that have come across my desk and here is my pick of the bunch.
Last on our adventure into the demo world is Phogs from Bit Loom Games. An adventure game where you play as a pair of conjoined dogs and work your way through puzzles and platforming. Fortunately, 2 heads are better than one as you control both heads in this instance.
This comes in handy when you need to complete a task, like needing to grow a mushroom to jump off and there is a pipe that’s spitting out water. So one head bites the pipe and the other acts like a hosepipe and spit out the water where you want it. Working through themed worlds and finding secrets, and it’s also co-op as well.
I enjoyed my time with Phogs, it’s good fun to play, looks nice and has a charm to it and feels very different to a lot of titles on the market today – it really does feel like a breath of fresh air.
Expect to see it out towards the end of this year in 2020 on PC and current-gen consoles.