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The OTK Games Expo Live Blog

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The first OTK Games Expo has kicked off, promising to showcase 40 different games, as well as chatting with developers on stage. The show itself is hosted by MMO streamer Asmongold and will show off new trailers, reveals, and more throughout the day.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 6:58 PM

And that's a wrap! More than four hours after it started, the first ever OTK Games Expo has ended! Thanks for sticking with us!

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 6:58 PM

OTK today announced it has invested in Notorious, the studio built by World of Warcraft devs. The investment announcement also brought with it the first news of its upcoming game, Project Honor, which is inspired by the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as the team's work on Warcraft.

Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore, an old-school inspired hardcore MMORPG, was shown off a bit during the event. Inspired by RuneScape, Gellybelly Studios aiming to bring an old-school feel back to MMORPGs with a large, living world, balancing risk and reward, as well as bringing loss with death. Check out the Steam page now as the devs are angling for a release next year.

SMITE made a few announcements at the OTK Games Expo, notably a new hero, Lancelot, and a crossover with MMORPG RuneScape.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 6:12 PM

A new, third-person platform brawler from SMITE maker Hi-Rez, Divine Knockout, is coming to PC, Consoles with full cross play and progression later this year. The game takes the physics-based, platform multiplayer brawling we've seen in games like Smash Bros. and puts you right in the middle of the action with the third-person view. 

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 5:49 PM

Knights Crawlers was shown off a bit, bringing "physics-based, ragdoll combat" to the dungeon crawling ARPG genre.

Self-described Generic Fantasy Adventure, Genfanad: Generic Fantasy Adventure was shown, hyping up the mundane most of us naturally take for granted in our RPGs: chopping wood, crafting...and taking on dungeons if you have time.

Bellular Studios' indie RPG The Pale Beyond showed off The Viscount and its crew as it sets sail in an adventure where every decision matters.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 4:23 PM

Project Sparrow is a third-person archery combat title pitting players against each other in a PvP dance of death. The title is currently on sale for 20% off on Steam as it's launched into Early Access.

If you've ever wanted to take on  a demented Thomas the Train Engine, now you can Choo-Choo Charles. The upcoming game by Two Star Games lets players upgrade an old rickety train while trying to traverse treacherous and winding train tracks, all the while on the look out for the evil Spider train, Charles.

Multiplayer shooter Holdfast: Nations at Wor takes players through the eras, from fighting in the Napoleonic era through the First World War.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 4:09 PM

Multiplayer party games have always been a fan favorite, and the OTK Games Expo showed off a few for multiplayer fans to sink their teeth into.

Minigame Madness is a "frantic multiplayer party game" that sees up to 16 players compete in a slew of free-for-all minigames.

Matriarch takes players back to church in a "deadly hide-and-seek" game by developer Chewa. Via the Steam listing:

"From 2 to 12 players, The Matriarch is deadly hide & seek party game where everyone is an imposter. It mixes social guessing with hide and seek mechanics and causes Paranoia to all players involved!"

Fueled Up is being described as a "chaotic couch co-op spaceship recovery" title where players will need to help rescue damaged spaceships before an evil space octopus destroys them.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 3:29 PM

Card game fans looking for a new digital game to sling cards with can check out the free PvP fantasy-themed card game, Destiny's Divide. The free-to-play digital TCG is handing out rewards to those playing today to celebrate the OTK reveal.

If you're a hardcore RTS fan, IMMORTAL: Gates of Pyre might be right up your alley. The upcoming RTS from Sunspear Games is a free-to-play RTS where players take the role of "god-like generals," leading their armies to victory. 

Coromon was shown off as well, reminding those of us who played early GameBoy Pokemon titles that a desire for monster taming games in that vein is simply not gone. Players will explore  what developer TRAGsoft is calling a "vast open world," collecting and taming Coromons long the way. Coromon  is available on Steam today and features both a single-player campaign, as well as online PvP.

 

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 3:16 PM

The OTK Games Expo also showed off a new, upcoming roguelike all about Dwarves who delve, possibly too greedily. The upcoming title, Below the Stone, brings its pixel art style to Steam with what it describes as a "punishing experience."

Bedtime Digital showed off a new trailer for the upcoming musical adventure title, Figment 2: Creed Valley, bringing the title's rhythm puzzles and fights set to the game's soundtrack, either by yourself or with a friend thanks to local co-op.

Taking a left turn from the mind mayhem that is Figment 2Dorfromantik is bringing its peaceful strategy building to Steam. 

 

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 2:52 PM

Arto, an open-world title by Orion Games, was shown off during the Expo. While a single-player title, the art style that "paints a new path" and you travel the world blends with RPG elements and fast-paced combat as players explore the world. You can also check out the demo today on Steam.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 8, 2022 2:41 PM

The first title shown off is a multiplayer arena fighting game called Knights of the Deep, putting players in the role of brawling crustaceans. The upcoming multiplayer title will also have four-player split screen, giving couch co-op fans a way to brawl during house parties. The lobster-fighting game will hit early access on September 1st.

 

Next up was Samurai Zero, a third-person action hack and slash with online PvP. Players will be able to double jump, wall run and dash their way around each other while looking for openings to hack and slash each other up. Check out the trailer below.


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Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore