Factsheet

Developer:
Maschinen-Mensch
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
January 28, 2021 (1.0 release)

Platforms:
PC / Consoles

Website:
curious-expedition.com

Regular Price:

$/€19.99

Description

Curious Expedition 2 is a narrative roguelike adventure set in a reimagined version of the late 19th Century. Players take on the role of an intrepid explorer on a quest to discover the secrets of mysterious islands that have begun to appear in the oceans. Using a combination of hand-crafted and procedural gameplay and story elements, Curious Expedition 2 creates completely unique and epic adventures every time you play. It tells its story through traditional choice-based adventure mechanics, but also adds in resource management, turn-based exploration and combat sections with dice-roll mechanics, and roguelike elements. It’s a curious mix of genres and subgenres, all wrapped up in a streamlined and accessible gameplay experience with powerfully dynamic options.

History

Maschinen-Mensch is a Berlin-based independent game studio founded by two AAA developers who left the mainstream industry to experiment with new forms of generative storytelling. Their debut title Curious Expedition came out in Steam Early Access on May 2015 and has sold more than 250,000 copies to date. The sequel Curious Expedition 2 launched on Steam Early Access in June 2020. The 1.0 version was released on January 28 2021 on Steam, followed by a free DLC on May 21 2021. Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation versions are planned for the second half of 2021.

Features

  • Explore procedurally generated worlds in a variety of biomes, each featuring a new combination of dangers and opportunities.
  • Manage your resources to keep your trek alive and sanity high. Balance greed against your survival needs to find glory without perishing.
  • Procedural storytelling makes every adventure unique. Your characters form relationships, change loyalty, acquire mental illnesses, and more in response to the environment and your decisions.
  • Embark on an epic campaign that combines procedural gameplay with handcrafted story to create a narrative experience that can be played again and again.
  • All-new combat mechanics will require all your cleverness to survive fierce wild animals and legendary creatures.
  • Join online challenges and pledge yourself to an Explorer Club to compete for unique rewards.
  • Outfit your party members with equippable gear to create builds that can take on any challenge.
  • Set off on all-new expedition types, each with their own unique goal and events. Will you seek out the legendary Golden Pyramid or choose to recover the Rainbow Orchid instead?
  • Explore and discover mysterious locations. Plunder ancient shrines, haggle with strange mole people, loot ghostly pirate ships, and more...
  • 4K-native graphics featuring a classic comic-inspired art style.
  • Veteran CE1 players will discover tons of new content: new items, character types, enemies, biomes, tribes, events, and more!

Videos

Launch Trailer YouTube

Steam Early Access Trailer YouTube

Steam Early Access Announcement YouTube


Images

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pale mask village.png
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best International Game" BIG Awards 2021
  • "Best Indie Game" Gamescom Awards 2020
  • "Nominee" IndieCade Awards 2020

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Curious Expedition 2 is published by Thunderful .


About Maschinen-Mensch

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Maschinen-Mensch is a Berlin-based independent game studio founded by two AAA developers who left the mainstream industry to experiment with new forms of generative storytelling and create innovative games.

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Curious Expedition 2 Credits

Riad Djemili
CEO, Technical Direction, Game Design

Johannes Kristmann
CEO, Art Direction, Game Design

Isaac Ashdown
Programming

Alexander Batsch
Music

Laura Brosi
Technical Art

Mascha Camino
Game Design

Katarina Czikorova
Art and Animation

Garen Ewing
Art

Shawn Frison
Game Design

Dennis Kogel
Additional Writing

Lorenzo Pilia
Production

Almut Schwacke
Sound Design

Petter Vilberg
Game Design


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