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Google Stadia is dangling a free 30-minute game trial for Hello Engineer, with more titles to come

More free trials are likely coming the next few weeks.

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Late last week, we got news of a new deal between AT&T and Google Stadia that could potentially change the direction of the platform entirely. Now, a brand new feature has quietly come to the platform that could help draw more users.

Initially discovered by the YouTuber, Gem, Stadia has added a new demo feature earlier this week that’ll let you try a certain game out for 30 minutes completely free of any charge.

When scrolling through the list of available games to play on Stadia, Gem noticed a little message under one of those games, indicating a 30-minute free trial. That game is Hello Engineer, a spinoff of the popular suspense title Hello Neighbor.

As of right now, Hello Engineer is the only game that Stadia is offering this free trial for, but that is likely to change in the future. A spokesperson for the company told The Verge that Google is currently experimenting with this feature, and more free trials will be coming to other games in the coming weeks.

If you want to give Hello Engineer a try for free, all you have to do is head over to this Stadia landing page and sign in to your Google account. Then just scroll down on the Hello Engineer page, and you should see the option for the free trial.

As a note, it looks like the trial counts down continuously after you open the game, even if you pause or exit the game completely. It would be best to set out a full 30 minutes so you can experience as much of the game as possible.

This new feature could be a great way to draw new customers to the Stadia platform. Combined with the new AT&T deal that could lead to other similar deals in the future, Google may have found itself a new strategy for how to sell its Stadia platform.

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