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Game News Encased is an upcoming turn-based post-apocalyptic RPG from an ex-Larian dev

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Dark Crystal Games; Encased

    Encased is an upcoming turn-based isometric post-apocalyptic RPG by Dark Crystal Games, a new studio formed by an ex-Larian developer from St. Petersburg. We've actually known about it since early last month, but there was literally no information beyond the basic description on Dark Crystal's official website until yesterday, when they finally came out with a proper announcement. There are also a few early screenshots available, as well as a sample of the game's soundtrack. People seem interested in this, so I figured I'd post about it:

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    We are glad to announce the video game we have been working on for a plenty of time. Meet Encased – the postapocalyptic single-player tactical RPG with the old-school spirit and a modern design. It features a turn-based combat system and an isometric camera.

    The action takes place on the isolated from the other world desert territory covered with a gigantic semi-penetrable dome of mysterious origin. Here lie the ruins of an ancient technologically advanced civilization which are filled with artifacts, traps, and anomalies. After the nuclear war, a corporation researching ancient technologies collapsed, and the remnants of its staff founded a few factions, each one of them having their own vision of the humanity’s future.

    Depending on the profession defined by the player during the character creation, some unique dialogue and interaction options appear. Encased is classless – the flexible system of skills and attributes allows making anyone out of your character.

    Encased becomes open-world after the prologue and consists of separately loaded areas, with random events that may occur during the translocation.

    During the development, we draw our inspiration from such pieces as Fallout 1-2 and “Roadside Picnic“.

    Team

    Although Encased is the first project for Dark Crystal Games, this is not the first game for our team members. Many of us have a daily experience in the game development and have released a few decent games.

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    It’s best to subscribe to the secret C.R.O.N.U.S. newsletter – there will be really unique materials, classified documents, and demo versions, that you will not see anywhere else. Newsletter http://eepurl.com/dhl8fP. The second best source of data will be our community boards http://forum.darkcrystalgames.com/.
    There's no release date for Encased yet, but apparently a closed beta or maybe Early Access are planned for early 2019.
     
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  2. Kev Inkline Arcane

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    Russians and their obsession to document their every day living conditions as a game. Interesting!
     
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  3. ArchAngel Arcane

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    Another inspired by Fallout 1-2 game... lets see if this one releases in a playable shape.. that would be a good change :D
     
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  4. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    I'll follow this with some tepid interest for now.
     
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  5. frajaq Learned

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    Where are the hordes of rats in those cave pics?????
     
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  8. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    Are there already enough 'ex-Larian developers' in St. Petersburg to form a studio? Wasn't that branch only formed a couple of years ago, or some such?
    They must have bigger turnover rate than even the grindhouse of CDPR.

    Cool music, btw.
     
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  9. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Other world? This reads like google translate.

    So, its a post-apoc game on another planet?
     
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  10. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    1. AFAIK Larian acquired(?) an existing software company (Elverils, LLC) to form the St. Petersburg studio in 2014. So probably the branch was not so small to begin with.

    2. This new studio Dark Crystal Games has only less than 10 developers at the moment, according to the project page on Russian gamedev community.

    3. Only confirmed ex-Larian developer in the studio is its director.
     
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  11. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    has there ever been a good game made by "ex-[studio]" devs
     
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  12. Mustawd Arcane

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    Yes.

    NEO Scavenger. Ex Bioware dev, no?
     
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  13. lukaszek the determinator

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    Really? I seem to remember these three ex-Interplay developers...
     
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    Troika games were ex-Interplay...
     
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  16. Morkar illiterate

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    Could be something...

    Never heard of “Roadside Picnic“. Googling it the novel sounds interesting. Have to keep that in my mind.
     
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    and their only good game was bloodlines [dotdotdot]
     
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  19. Morkar illiterate

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    I'm not slavic I guess :P Really, science fiction / fantasy that isn't from a german author or from an english speaking one is rarely promoted.
     
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  20. norolim Arbiter

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    Another team of Russians making another Fallout clone. Shocking.
     
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    Seven (by ex witcher devs).
     
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    That just proves the point. :smug:
     
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    But have you never heard of Stalker too? Either the games or the movie?
     
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  24. CadmusLabs Dark Crystal Games Developer

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    Heyo people. This is Slava from Dark Crystal Games.

    Big thanks for mentioning us. We understand that "Russian Fallout" is a meme already and there was a lot of promises and expectations from other developers from our region, so we won't bullshit you with any magical promises.

    We strongly believe that this time it is different, but we want to prove it with actions, not promises. We have a plan for the game that we thought through, we have a decent team of people who are both industry professionals and RPG / sci-fi / post-apocalypse fans, we have some technical know-how, we work hard. Let us see how it all will work out.

    If people care about dev diaries we'd like to start a thread here to post new artwork, screenshots, and updates.

    I dare to post a couple of more artwork:
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    Rest is here http://darkcrystalgames.com/media/
     
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  25. Infinitron I post news Patron

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