Thunderful Publishing and developer Maschinen-Mensch today announced that their anticipated followup to their narrative roguelike adventure, Curious Expedition, is out now, entitled Curious Expedition 2. After their highly successful Early Access period, Maschinen-Mensch have been improving the game gradually into the ultimate procedural storytelling roguelike experience. Curious Expedition is available for $19.99 on STEAM with a console launch later this year for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox.
In a reimagined late 19th Century, it is 1886 and the world is waiting with bated breath in the lead up to Paris World’s Fair. During this time, an immense discovery has been made: mysterious islands in the oceans have begun to appear, only to vanish soon afterwards, as if by magic. The three great Explorer Clubs of Paris are now funding expeditions to these strange islands in a bid to make bold new discoveries, to be exhibited in their stands at the upcoming World’s Fair. Take on the role of an intrepid explorer, assemble your crew, and come across all manner of unique cultures, flora, fauna, treasures and more. With a timeless art style inspired by the classic Franco-Belgian comics of the 20th century and an arrestingly charming orchestrated soundtrack, Curious Expedition 2 is a pulp adventure storybook come to life.
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.
Curious Expedition 2 is available now for PC, priced at $19.99. Later in 2021 Curious Expedition 2 will come to Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation® platforms.