Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG enters Steam Early Access on September 26
Black Tower Entertainment has announced that computer-style RPG Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG will launch for Steam Early Access on September 26. The game's genre is given away by its subtitle and features an isometric style taking inspiration from the original two Fallout titles.
Find an Early Access teaser trailer, fact sheet, screenshots, and artwork below.
At the start of Early Access, players will be able to complete the prologue and first act of the game. You will play as an employee of the CRONUS Foundation, recruited to live in and study the anomalous zone known as the Dome. During an expedition, the player triggers a mysterious incident that leads to a cycle of events that will forever change the world under the Dome. The initial Early Access release will feature 10+ hours of gameplay. In addition to the main quest, players will have the option to pursue several side-quests, develop skills and character attributes, participate in multiple turn-based battles, and explore some of the open world and CRONUS fortifications.
During Early Access, we will be releasing regular updates to significantly increase the amount of available content, locations, and quests.
A story that covers events before, during, and after the apocalypse;
Your choice of main character archetype from five different divisions, each with unique possibilities;
A system of skill trees and abilities offering flexible hero customization;
Classic turn-based combat;
Anomalies and artifacts left behind by the mysterious Forefathers;
Open world and non-linear main quest progression;
A variety of weapons and armor, without which it would be impossible to survive in this cruel post-apocalyptic world;
Hundreds of unique characters and a global sandbox map with a variety of random encounters;
Independent studio Dark Crystal Games, founded by several former Larian Studios developers, has been working on Encased for about two years. During this time, the team has successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign, released an interactive questionnaire for players, and performed countless closed alpha and beta tests.
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Encased is an isometric role-playing game set in a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic setting. The game takes place in an open world consisting of more than 200 locations, with over 100 side-quests and 75 random events. During the main story, with 30+ hours of gameplay, players can choose to join one of the five main factions or remain neutral. The player’s every action, decision and criminal act will affect our hero’s reputation and the development of the plot.
The story begins in the 1970s and revolves around the study of the Dome, a giant anomaly of unknown origin, discovered in an uncharted desert. The multinational CRONUS Foundation is responsible for the ongoing colonization and study of the anomaly. CRONUS was founded by the world's leading governments and earns huge sums of money from the sale of artifacts found under the Dome, and the patents derived therefrom. The game begins with an expedition to a scientific complex near the center of the Dome, before the disaster triggering the apocalypse. The task looks like child’s play at first, but soon everything goes very, very wrong.