Dark Crystal Games has developers who have worked on a couple pretty good RPG’s in recent years, namely speaking the Divinity Original Sin series. So it’s kind of exciting to see a new studio taking on the RPG genre. Announced today, Dark Crystal Games is currently working on Encased, an isometric RPG set in a sci-fi post-apocalyptic setting. “This game tells the story of a disastrous research project inside an anomalous zone – the Dome – built in the middle of a desert by an unknown civilization.” They estimate Encased to hit early access in early 2019.
Encased will feature old school RPG mechanics such as turn-based combat. The story campaign will roughly be 30 hours long with the team stating there will be “significant replay potential.” You will be able to explore an open world and make decisions that influence the plot, as well as the world.
“Encased is our tribute to everything we love about famous RPGs from the 90s and early 00s. It’s like Fallout, Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment mixed in reasonable proportions and enhanced by modern graphics, intriguing story, and breathtaking tactical battles. We are not trying to repeat the iconic games of the past – we want to make something even better.”
“Dark Crystal Games is an independent studio from Saint Petersburg, Russia. The team consists of experienced developers who have previously worked on such projects as Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Life is Feudal: Forest Village, Leviathan: The Last Day of the Decade, Crossout and many more.”
For more details, check out the trailer below.