If you enjoy the Fallout series or Baldur’s Gate, you may wan to check out Encased, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG that just entered Early Access on Steam and GOG.
Encased has been in development for around two years. The dev team launched a Kickstarter about a year ago to cover the expenses of finishing the game….now it’s in a complete enough state to begin public testing.
What do you get with the Early Access version of Encased? The opening act of the storyline — consider it a prologue. They’re not ready to give away everything just yet. But once the story section of Encased is complete, you will have an open world to explore to your heart’s content, with equipment and weapons to collect, skills to learn, three dozen quests to embark on, and around a hundred characters to meet.
The team will continue to add content as the game gets closer to completion. “Our writers, artists and scripters are already set to create content patches, so the desert will become even more lively and interesting in the nearest future,” they said in a statement. “Alas, the development of the core storyline is not a quick job, and it will take us several months to tell you about the fate of the Dome on behalf of six factions. Among those you will find a democratic community of engineers building a utopian city, a group of mercenaries planning something grand, looney desert raiders pretending to be cartoon characters and a powerful totalitarian organization, galvanizing the former glory of CRONUS Corporation.”
Check out the early version of Encased today on Steam and GOG. It’s on sale this week at a 10% discount, and will revert to its normal price October 3.