The Wandering Village is a city-builder where you construct a town on the back of a giant monster. It’s a simple concept that immediately captures the imagination, and it’s one of the most intriguing city-building games we’ve seen in a while. If it’s caught your eye, you don’t have to wait – it’s playable right now as part of Steam Next Fest.
The demo lets you start a new village right from the beginning, and there’s a handy tutorial that’ll walk you through the most important bits of keeping your villagers – and their monster-sized pal, Onbu – alive. There’s a strong survival element here, as you’ll have to keep growing crops and collecting water to survive.
The Onbu wanders along set paths, and you can construct buildings that let you influence which way it goes at certain crossroads. If it starts moving through a desert, you’re going to have a much harder time collecting enough water to keep your villagers (and their crops) hydrated.