Larkspur, Calif. (July 6, 2021) – Prime Matter and Dark Crystal Games today unveiled a new gameplay trailer for Encased, the upcoming isometric dystopian sci-fi RPG releasing this fall.
Watch the Trailer
The new trailer showcases a variety of characters and weapons that players will encounter throughout their journey through Encased’s alternate 1976. The desolate landscape holds dangers around every corner that players must overcome if they hope to stand a chance at survival. But when The Dome, an inexplicable artifact that is packed with incredible technology that could advance humanity hundreds of years is discovered, you’re among the first that are chosen to step inside.
Players start off in one of five disciplines – science, engineering, security, management, or as a convict – all of which affect their stats, specializations, and allow for unique dialogue options that could alter how the story plays out. After entering The Dome, a cataclysmic event turns what was once the bright hope of tomorrow into a desolate world of survival.
If players hope to survive the horrors of The Dome following this event, they’ll need to engage in tense turn-based battles, explore The Dome in its entirety, and make choices that could spell doom for themselves and everyone else inside.
During their travels, players will encounter factions that are competing for power, all of which have a different goal for humanity in mind. Along the way, players will have the option to expand their party with unique characters such as Yoko, a robot child on the path of self-discovery and self-identification; Sparrow, a mysterious fighter for justice, and other unconventional heroes.
Encased – which will release across Steam, Epic and GOG – is currently in early access where users can experience Act One and a section of Act Two here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/921800/Encased_A_SciFi_PostApocalyptic_RPG/
About Dark Crystal Games
Dark Crystal Games is an independent RPG studio founded in 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The core of the team was formed by ex Larian devs, passionate to create their own RPG in the post-apocalyptic setting. In 2018 Dark Crystal Games launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that funded the development of the game and raised its production level. The project was promoted and developed by publisher Black Tower; three years on and Encased is almost ready to ship
About Prime Matter
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Prime Matter the premium gaming label dedicated to delivering a range of diverse and immersive games from amazing gaming development talent all around the globe.
Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands.
Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of the Koch Media Group.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Prime Matter, Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
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