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Game News September Madness - INSOMNIA: The Ark Released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: INSOMNIA: The Ark; Studio Mono

    INSOMNIA: The Ark is a retro-futuristic dieselpunk RPG from a Russian team called Studio Mono, set aboard a colossal space station that's been floating through deep space for centuries. Originally known as just InSomnia, the game has existed in some form or other since at least 2011. It was Kickstarted in 2014 and again in 2016, gradually changing from an isometric RTwP-type game to a third person action-RPG along the way. Despite such changes, our community remained interested in the game, intrigued by its unique setting and Fallout-inspired design. After a flurry of promotion over the past few weeks, INSOMNIA's long journey has finally come to an end. Here's its launch trailer and description:



    INSOMNIA is a dieselpunk sci-fi RPG about the slowly degrading remnants of human society attempting to survive on an abandoned space metropolis. Develop your character, explore lovingly handcrafted locations, interact with peculiar NPCs and factions, craft equipment and try to stay alive in this brutal world.

    Welcome to Object 6 - a colossal space station set on a dismal 400-year journey in search of a new home. Your character wakes from cryogenic sleep — stricken with a rare psychological disease and unknowingly holding humanity’s last hope in his bare hands...

    Exploration is rewarding…and dangerous

    Survive hunger, thirst, fatigue while searching for valuable technology and resources in over 70 unique locations. Pay attention - INSOMNIA’s nuanced world can conceal unexpected quests from treacherous characters, as well as savage enemies and deadly hazards.

    Personalized journey

    Break free from character classes and unwanted grind with a flexible perk system combined with a large amount of craftable items and equipment. Choose your gear wisely - every armor and weapon type in the game has its own tactical virtues and shortcomings.

    Сhoices matter

    Navigate a non-linear storyline with ‘points of no return’ that encourage unorthodox approaches and 12 different story endings. Your character’s chosen background plays a role in how you interact with NPC’s and factions, as well as influences the outcomes of certain quests.

    A rich universe

    Experience a neo-noir world with elements of dieselpunk. Witness man-made apocalyptic landscapes imbued with a dark ambient soundtrack and echoes of a decaying civilization.
    The game is apparently pretty cool but also quite janky, as its Steam reviews will attest. It seems hard to believe it'll survive, coming out at the tail end of this crazy month. But if you've been looking for something more actiony to play, it might be a good choice. You can grab INSOMNIA on Steam for $30, with a 10% discount until next week.
     
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  2. Bocian Arcane

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    At last you woke up.
     
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  3. ItsChon Liturgist Patron

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    How much longer do we have to put up with this fucking ad now that the game is out?
     
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  4. Safav Hamon Scholar The Real Fanboy

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    Love this game! If you can get over the poor optimization, janky combat, horrible UI, and numerous glitches this is a glorious open world RPG.
     
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  5. Agame Learned

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    More slav incline!?!?!?!?!
     
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  6. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    Imagine if this was VD's game.
     
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  7. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    I really think they have something very cool here, it just needs another patch or ten
     
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  8. Jinn Arcane

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    Been playing this for a couple hours and it seems really cool. It's kind of like if Fallout 1 and Gothic had a love child, then shot it into space. Love the setting and the atmosphere, RPG systems seem nice, and gameplay is fun so far. Clearly in need of some patching, but definitely deserving of more attention. It's interesting enough to pull me away from Pathfinder: Kingmaker for a couple hours, anyway. That's about as high a praise I can give an RPG right now.
     
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  9. RK47 will not happy agian Patron

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    Man, the unfinished translation made it feel like an early access game but I agree, the ambitions of this game is pretty clear to see. The graphical settings also disappoint, I wanted to disable motion blur and stuff and couldn't see any. A shame really. If they're selling it for $49, I'd refund it straight away, but the lowered price tag is also triggering my suspicion that this is a desperate cash grab.
     
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  10. Kev Inkline Arcane

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    THIS.

    Also:

    September Madness
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    S E P T E M B E R M A D N E S S




    Please stop.


     
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  11. Puteo Novice

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    I've put 6 hours into the game so far and it's really damn good.

    The Fallout + Gothic comparison is spot on, it's clear the developers were fans of both games and it feels like a much more faithful sequel than the legitimate IP holders of those two franchises have given since.

    It has two main problems with it that are really putting people off.

    1. Terrible optimization, I have a 1080 so this isn't really a problem for me but I still see the FPS dip into the 50s on occasion.

    2. There are a ton of amateurish bugs in the first 30 minutes of the game. I had: ingame audio playing over a cutscene, turrets floating above the ground, horrible low resolution textures, and the map for an early game location - one of the most complicated, showing up completely in russian.

    After the first 30 minutes, the bugs drop off significantly to about the level of post-patch Oblivion or Elex. Nothing was game-breaking and again, after that rocky start it's been pretty much smooth sailing, but I almost gave up because of it.

    Shame that the bugs were so front-loaded, that's gotta be killing their sales right now.

    Overall, if you liked Elex and you have a good PC I'd highly recommend it; especially at the price point it's at.
     
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  12. CRD Learned Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2
    You got me there

    And lose me then.

    I'll play it in 2022 then
     
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  13. newtmonkey Arcane

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    I fucking love September Madness

    [Edit] The Insomnia ad is indeed obnoxious.
     
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  14. Elex Scholar

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    we are lucky september will going to end soon.
     
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  15. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    'bout time, Infi.

    But seriously guys, wait a month or two. There's a damn fine game here, but the bugs don't do her any good.
     
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  16. Safav Hamon Scholar The Real Fanboy

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    Buy now and wait. The developers likely ran out of cash and need support. It's only $26 right now, but when polished it will be worth much more than that.
     
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  17. Van-d-all Learned

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    I was wandering when this pops up, since the game was released on Friday...
     
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  18. Ismaul Arcane Patron

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    I'm going to have to buy this.
     
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  19. Bohr Erudite

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    Looking forward to 'October Insanity' :bounce:
     
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  20. ArchAngel Magister

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    Trailer looks awesome!
    Codex is praising it!
    It is released now that I got P:KM, BT4 and soon Vigilantes to play :(
    It seems to be action rpg combat which I hate :(
     
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  21. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    But not your bad grammar.
     
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  22. Doktor Best Arcane

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  23. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    No RPGs out in October except Cthulhu. Nothing in November either except Underworld and whatever it is that Bethesda's doing with Fallout now.
     
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  24. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    Also Vigilantes and AC:Odyssey.
     
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