The Sable demo is back for a limited time

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Sable is a gorgeous open world adventure game that marries the exploration of Breath of the Wild with vivid Moebius-inspired art. It received a demo back in June which Malindy loved (opens in new tab), but if you missed it the first time around, the demo is back again (opens in new tab).

It's part of the Indie Houses Direct event (opens in new tab), which celebrates a host of indie games with announcements, demos and more from August 31 until September 7. Participating publishers include Raw Fury, Fellow Traveller and Akupara Games, and the list of available demos (opens in new tab) is strong: in addition to Sable there's stuff like Kathy Rain: Director's Cut, Norco and The Forest Cathedral.

The list is long, but you should definitely make sure you check out Sable. "In just a very short demo, Sable managed to make me feel invested in its heroine and the world that awaits," Malindy wrote (opens in new tab). "As the demo ends with the conclusion of Sable's preparations and a snippet of its theme song by Japanese Breakfast, I'm already imagining the journey ahead."

If you're not interested in demos, it's not long until the full release arrives: the Sable release date (opens in new tab) is September 23.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.