Multiplayer Strategy Game MERCS INC Steam Next Fest Demo Arrives on PC


ChickenFeet.Digital has announced the demo release of MERCS INC, an innovative multiplayer strategy game that blends the strategic depth of real-time strategy (RTS) with the tactical precision of first-person shooters (FPS). Developed by industry veteran Mathieu Walsh, MERCS INC promises to deliver an immersive and engaging gaming experience that redefines the genre.

MERCS INC will be participating in the Steam Next Fest from June 10 to June 17, but eager players don’t have to wait that long to dive in. The demo is available now, offering a sneak peek into the game’s unique mechanics and strategic gameplay.

Watch the Steam Next Fest Trailer below:

In celebration of the Steam Next Fest, ChickenFeet.Digital is hosting an exciting competition for MERCS INC players. Participants who complete the demo level with the fastest and most entertaining gameplay will have the chance to win one of many Steam gift cards, totaling over $700.

The competition features multiple winners across different categories, increasing the odds for participants to earn some sweet Steam credit. Interested gamers can find instructions and register for the competition at chickenfeet. digital/competitions.


MERCS INC is a top-down, real-time combat strategy game that integrates the best elements of tower defense, RTS, and RPG into a small-scale, fast-paced action adventure. Set in a richly detailed universe, players control a team of five unique characters, each with their own backstory, abilities, and customization options. The game supports a variety of play styles, strategies, and skill levels, delivering a unique and dynamic gameplay experience that demands both strategic planning and quick reflexes.

Key Features include:

  • Diverse Characters: Players can control five diverse characters, each with their own story and customization options, allowing for emotional connections and strategic depth.
  • Intelligent Vision & Cover System: Tactical combat is enhanced through an innovative vision and cover system, emphasizing strategic thinking over rapid clicking.
  • Episodic Single-Player Campaign: With 25 single-player levels spread across five episodic releases, players can immerse themselves in the game’s narrative at an accessible price point while providing developers with feedback to continuously refine the game.
  • Multiplayer Experience: The game features a unique multiplayer mode where players can engage in strategic battles, combining RTS overview with FPS tactics for a dynamic gameplay experience.
  • Engaging Market Hub: The RPG-like market hub enables players to buy, sell, and interact with developer stores, adding a layer of depth to the gameplay. This interaction fosters a vibrant community where players can engage with developers and other users.

Demo Features include:

In the Steam Next Fest demo, players will get a taste of what MERCS INC has to offer:

  • Endlessly Replayable Demo Level: Showcasing the custom vision and cover system.
  • Three Level Difficulties: Each with unique mechanics and enemies.
  • Control Three Main Characters: Experience the abilities and strategies of three unique main characters.
  • Fast-Paced Training Level: Designed to get players up to speed on game controls.
  • Character-Based Narrative Potential: Highlighting the depth of the character-driven stories.


MERCS INC is set to redefine the multiplayer strategy genre, offering a blend of strategic depth and tactical precision that promises to captivate players. With its demo already available and a host of exciting features on the horizon, MERCS INC is poised to make a significant impact at the Steam Next Fest and beyond. You can download the demo from the game’s Official Steam page and if you like it, consider adding the game to your Wishlist too.

Are you looking forward to playing MERCS INC demo during the Steam Next Fest? Let us know in the comments section below.

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