Steampunk RTS Iron Harvest begins open beta testing next week

I don’t play a lot of RTS games, but I’m keeping my eye on Iron Harvest. It’s set in the early 1920s of an alt-history world where, in the aftermath of the First World War, three nations—Polania, Rusviet, and Saxony, based on Poland, the Soviet Union, and Germany—decide that they want to go a few more rounds. What makes it stand out is that their armies are built around sometimes rickety-looking steampunk mechs, based on art by Polish artist Jakub Różalski, illustrator of the similarly-set board game Scythe.

(What made it stand out for Fraser is that it let him destroy one of those giant mechs with a bear, but we’ll talk more about that later.)