A free Inside demo is now playable on Steam

If you've been waiting for an opportunity to try Playdead's hit platformer Inside, the moment, as they say, has arrived. The studio announced today that a demo—as in, free—is now available on Steam

The appearance of the demo came without about as much fanfare as the announcement earlier this week that the Denuvo anti-tampering software had been removed from the game—which is to say, virtually none at all, aside from this tweet. But "low-key" seems to be how Playdead rolls. The full description of Inside is a single line stating, "Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project." That is literally the whole thing. 

Inside and its Playdead predecessor Limbo are on sale on Steam and GOG, but Inside is actually slightly cheaper on the Humble Store: $14, compared to $15 elsewhere. (Hey, a buck is a buck.) Limbo is currently going for $2/£1 on all three storefronts. The demo, however, is only available on Steam. 

Speaking of things on sale, today is Black Friday—you may have heard something about that—and we've got the deals rounded up: Games here, and hardware here.

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.