Take some time out this week to try out new games
Steam Next Fest has become a tradition, allowing you a limited look at a variety of games that are currently in development without having to pre-order! There are over 1000 demos you can try until the 26th, all of which are here. Steam Next Fest has been slowly improving their interface, not to mention Steam has recently changed the look of their client. The sidebar on the Steam Next Fest page now lets you filter games in a much better way, as you can select specific genres like Action, Roguelike, or Casual to name a few. You can also filter by themes and moods, multiplayer or single player, or features.
You might feel a little overwhelmed while scrolling through the games, especially if you notice that you’ve tried a number of these demos in past Steam Next Fest opportunities. To help you in your search Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN picked their 14 favorite games and listed their recommendations here. If you are a fan of Desperados, Commandos or Shadow Tactics you should probably check out Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew. Jumplight Odyssey and New Cycle are roguelike colony/city builders if you were looking for a new game to make your citizens happy or unhappy. Perhaps you’d be interested in a game with similar combat mechanics to Batman Arkham, except you’re a 17th century swordsman, in which case En Guarde should be on your shortlist.
Go ahead, make the list of unplayed games in your Steam library even longer!