Level UP 2011 Game Demo Winners Available To Play On Steam

Level Up 2011 Winners
Level Up 2011 Winners

For some reason this has been kept very quiet but a rather fantastic selection of indie game demos are now available on Steam. They’re actually the winners of the Level Up 2011 Game Demo competition, so if you’re an indie developer it’s worth checking them out to see what an ‘award winning’ demo looks like.

For us players, well, we have a a number of games to look through – some of which our staff have actually been itching to play for a while. We won’t name them as we’d prefer you to check them all out and find worth in each one. These winners get an array of cash prizes, aside from being included on Steam, ranging from $1,000 all the way up to $10,000.

Here’s the full uninterrupted list with links direct to the Steam page where you can grab the download. Enjoy!

Beat Buddy


“Beatbuddy is what we consider the first music action-adventure. Being in control of the music creature Beatbuddy you work your way through a song and bring back the music. Since all the multi tracks of each song are translated in interactive game mechanics you’re able to experience music in a different way.”

Thunder Wheels

Thunder Wheels

“ThunderWheels is a racing game with a classic top-down perspective plus third and first person view, realistic physics and really fun circuits!

It has a very powerful WYSIWYG Terrain Editor and advanced physics. You can create all the tracks you want, edit your vehicle physics, play against AI or make a competition with you friends (up to four players in one PC!).”

Blackwell’s Asylum

Blackwell's Asylum

“Stone cold fear washes over you on this nerve-racking escape from the Blackwell’s Island Women’s asylum. Your heart pounds feverishly from the sedatives forced upon you, your sight fails from exhaustion. As a young woman under narcotic effects, there’s no other options but hiding and sneaking past the wardens patrolling this daunting place. Have you got the nerve to live through this humane horror?”



White Lab

The White Laboratory

“The White Laboratory, created by Tao, is a sandbox style tower defense game about reusing the onslaught of shaped geometric blocks in an abstract world. It explores shapes and combinations for making modular defense towers, whose material are obtained from dead bodied of the enemies. In the laboratory, you will experiment with permutations and survive the invasion just out of those block pieces, no tricky level upgrades.”



“MilitAnt is a side-scrolling, platform, shooter game developed by Xibalba Studios in which the player, as a lone soldier ant, must defend your home colony from an all-out invasion by the other bug nations.”

Atooms To Moolecules

Atooms And Moolecules

“Atooms to Moolecule is a chemistry based puzzle game. Explore the lab to see how Atooms changes into Moolecules.”

Trash TV

“Two Televisions, Signal and Static, fight to escape the recycling centre. Using a wide array of guns to solve unique puzzles in this platformer.”

Imagine Earth

Imagine Earth

“In Imagine Earth it’s up to you to master it! Your expanding cities are a puzzle of growing needs like energy, food, goods and not least money. The aim is to grow big and by the way secure supply while minimizing the air and soil pollution.”



“Splice is an experimental and artistic puzzler. Immerse yourself in its microbial world and start splicing! Every level (“strand”) consists of a number of cells that you will need to rearrange into a target structure in several moves (“splices”). Exploration and experimentation are key in determining how the curious little cells react to each other.”

You can see the full list once again over on Steam by following this link.

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  1. anon

    While the Steam pages seem to indicate that demos exists, there doesn’t seem to be any way of downloading them, either through the browser or through the Steam client. Have you tested this out directly?

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