Democracy 4 game artwork and logo

Democracy 4, as you might imagine from the name alone, is a political simulator and strategy game about running a country... or rather, desperately trying to run a country while everything collapses around you! In order to bring your vision of the future to life you'll need to carefully handle an assortment of complicated topics, work on passing unpopular laws without losing too much support from your voters, wrangle with the ever-annoying opposition, and most importantly, do whatever you can to stay in power or else it will all go to waste!

How all of this madness translates into actual gameplay, that you can find out through the freshly posted launch trailer. Have a peek, it's a fairly short one:

Mythic game screenshot of a boss using many fireballs

Instead of sticking with the same formula as many of the other action-roguelikes on Steam, the upcoming Mythic is trying to push things in a more MMO direction. So rather than watch you brave the dangers of the world alone, Mythic will have you join forces with a large assortment of other wanderers as you move from map to map.

Naturally, since Mythic is a roguelike the world itself will be procedurally generated and filled with all sorts of goodies to collect and monsters to slay, while careless deaths will send you all the way back to the start of the region you're in. And in order to ensure you're always progressing forward, there will also be five unique skill trees to explore and customize your character with.

Forever Skies official artwork and logo

In stark contrast to the usual survival experience where you begin the game by punching trees and smashing rocks together, in the upcoming Forever Skies you will start off with a high-tech airship at your disposal. With it you'll need to explore what little remains of Earth, research strange anomalies that litter the long-destroyed cities, and naturally, secure a stable source of food and water before delving even deeper.

What all of this looks like in actual gameplay, that you can find out through the recently posted reveal trailer. Have a gander, it's quite an interesting concept:

King of the Dwarves screenshot of a Troll attacking the Dwarves

While the name might imply some sort of connection to Dwarf Fortress, the upcoming King of the Dwarves is more of a Dungeon Keeper inspired colony management and city building simulator. What this means in gameplay terms is that you will have to gather resources and amass vast riches, mine and build the perfect underground kingdom, and also do your best to defend your home once hordes of Orcs and Goblins start banging on the door.

Along the way you'll also have to manage hundreds of Dwarves with a variety of different specializations, turn dangerous lava rivers and waterfalls to your advantage, research new technology and forge mighty weapons, and occasionally even indulge in a bit of diplomacy. A simple enough concept, but one that definitely has a great deal of potential.

Dead Cells' The Queen & the Sea artwork and logo

After a brief round of teasers last year, Dead Cells' newest expansion The Queen & the Sea has now been unleashed. The Queen & the Sea brings with it two chunky new biomes to explore, the Infested Shipwreck and the Lighthouse, which will serve as optional routes running in parallel with the High Peak Castle and Derelict Distillery.

The Queen & the Sea has also added nine new weapons to toy around with, the most ridiculous of which is an actual shark you can throw at people, as well as a variety of new enemies to smash and outfits to help you look good while doing so. Most importantly of all, there is also a challenging new boss to fight, as well as a brand new ending to unlock!

Empire of Ember screenshot of magic used in battle

After spending about a year in Early Access, the Mount & Blade inspired action-RPG Empire of Ember is now nearly ready for launch. Once it arrives on January 20th it'll bring with it a combat system designed around massive battles between armies, the ability to design and fully demolish fortresses, and just to spice things up a bit, a bunch of dungeons to pillage for loot and resources in between all of the warmongering.

You can get a pretty good idea of how all of this translates into actual gameplay through the recently posted trailer. Have a peek:

Zelda inspired Tunic artwork and logo

Heavily inspired by the classic Zelda games, Tunic is an action-adventure that's all about exploring a mysterious world riddled with enemies to smash and secrets to unearth. Along the way you'll acquire an assortment of new items and abilities to help you explore previously inaccessible areas, and naturally, combine everything you have in order to tackle some of the oversized bosses.

What all of this looks like in actual gameplay, that you can find out through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's quite a cute one:

Mortal Sin screenshot of a bizarre and creepy valley

If you're in the mood for something a little bit out of the ordinary, you might want to keep an eye on the upcoming Mortal Sin. It's a horror themed hack & slash roguelike with a thoroughly unique art style that is simultaneously charming and unsettling.

Since this is one of those things that's basically impossible to describe through words alone, allow me to share with you the recently posted gameplay trailer. It should clue you in quite quickly on just what Mortal Sin is all about. Have a look:

Scorn screenshot of a giant, robotic heart

After spending quite a few years in development, the H.R. Giger inspired horror-adventure Scorn is now slowly getting ready for prime time. You can expect to see it arrive for PC and Xbox in October 2022, most likely around Halloween as that tends to be the best time to get people excited to try a brand new horror game.

Since atmosphere is by far the most important thing for these types of game, allow me to stop yapping and instead share with you one of the lengthier gameplay previews. It's a bit unpolished and outdated at this point since it's over a year old, but it should still give you a pretty good impression of just what Scorn is trying to achieve. Have a gander:

Project Zomboid official artwork without the logo

Despite only just releasing the massive Build 41 update that brought with it online multiplayer, improved visuals and a boatload of gameplay changes, Project Zomboid devs are already setting their sights on the next big feature. As you might guess from the title, it will be the long-awaited addition of NPCs!

While the work on NPCs has already begun, it's important to temper your expectations as the full implementation of the NPC system will require quite a few major updates to complete. In other words, once the NPCs arrive alongside Build 43 they will likely still be unpolished and a bit rudimentary. The good news is that the subsequent major updates will all be focused around them, so the system should get fleshed out sooner rather than later.