Ozymandias – Steam Next Fest Preview

Ozymandias – Steam Next Fest Preview

The name Ozymandias is probably best known in modern culture as a character in the comic Watchmen. That character takes his name from a poem by Percey Shelley, husband of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. Shelley, in turn, got the name from a Greek translation of Pharaoh Ramesses II’s throne name, Usermaatre. If you’ve taken a high school history class (or played Civilization) you know Ramesses as a powerful, long-lived Pharaoh and the tyrant described in Exodus.

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga – Next Fest 2022 Preview

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga – Next Fest 2022 Preview

Dancing Dragon Games, whose previous titles include a handful of games created in RPG Maker, is taking everything up a step with their upcoming Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga. The game looks and feels like a classic Fire Emblem title, but has a unique twist on the famous grid-based combat system that makes Symphony of War stand out. The demo, available as part of Steam Next Fest, features the first three chapters of the campaign as well as an advanced siege battle to show off some late-game goodness.

Oaken – Next Fest Preview

Oaken – Next Fest Preview

Now here is a pretty game. Oaken, the hex-based roguelike of battling nature spirits by Laki Studios, has some of the best visuals among all the titles being featured in Steam Next Fest this week. If you’re looking for a game to take you away to a fantasy realm, this is a great choice.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale Preview

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale Preview

Neocore Games, the studio behind Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, are taking their grimdark style of tactical gameplay to the Middle Ages this March. Players will build their castle, manage their court, and set out on quests to save Britain from King Arthur. Yes, you read that right – despite his name being in the title, the legendary King Arthur is the bad guy in this one.