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Steam Next Fest 2023: best strategy games shown during the event

Here are the games strategy fans should wishlist
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The Steam Next Fest 2023 is almost in the history books and showcased hundreds of demo versions for upcoming games to fans worldwide. Many indie developers used this opportunity to show off their work to potential players, so this has been a feast for indie connoisseurs in particular. The strategy and tactics categories were filled with promising titles once again and I’ve made my way through the catalog, looking for the rough gems that will become brilliant diamonds once they’re feature-complete.

I didn’t get through every demo offered during the event, of course, so this is not a complete list by any means, but a personal collection of highlights that stood out.

Tempest Rising screenshot showing a battle.

Steam Next Fest 2023 had tons of great strategy games to offer. Here are the highlights.

Here are Steam Next Fest 2023’s best strategy games that you should keep an eye out for in the future.

Strong demos from Next Fest 2023 I already played at gamescom 2023 or otherwise:

Outside of the strategy and tactics department, Enshrouded caught my attention as something that fans of Valheim might enjoy. It’s got more detailed visuals and nicer construction than the viking survival hit, but satisfies the same lust for free exploration and building.