Nintendo Switch™, Xbox and PlayStation® versions to follow later in 2021
Gothenburg, Sweden – January 28th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing & independent developer Maschinen-Mensch are excited to announce that their narrative roguelike adventure, Curious Expedition 2, has entered into commercial launch on PC (Steam®). After their highly successful Early Access period, Maschinen-Mensch have been improving the game gradually into the ultimate procedural storytelling roguelike experience. Curious Expedition 2 is available now on Steam® for €19.99 / $19.99 / £16.99. Stay tuned for an extensive post-launch content plan in 2021, which we will detail in the near future! A console release on Nintendo Switch™, Xbox and PlayStation® platforms will follow later in the year.
“We’re so excited that Curious Expedition 2 is complete and its many treasures are ready for plundering by would-be adventurers,” said Johannes Kristmann, Co-Founder at Maschinen-Mensch. “Finishing our game in the midst of a global pandemic has been a challenge, so we want to say a big thank you to our community for their invaluable feedback. We hope the digital adventures that await in Curious Expedition 2 will help satisfy the wanderlust we all have from being stuck at home for over a year!”
“We are immensely proud of the team at Maschinen-Mensch. Curious Expedition 2 is a beautiful, surprising and challenging experience that continues to reward players the more they invest into it,” said Tyrone Walcott, Product Manager at Thunderful. “We are just getting started though, as later this year we’ll be bringing the game to consoles and we also have an extensive post-launch content rollout plan in the works. Details will be coming soon, so get ready for more adventurers throughout 2021!”
Purchase Curious Expedition on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1040230/Curious_Expedition_2/
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.
In Curious Expedition 2, no two adventures are ever the same. Your character and those you recruit are all procedurally-generated with specific classes, but with their own unique look, abilities, strengths and weaknesses. On your adventures, all manner of unforeseen circumstances can positively or negatively impact your progress, so careful resource and sanity management is needed to make it back home with your spoils – and your team! There are multiple expedition types, each with their own unique goals and events. Will you seek out the legendary Golden Pyramid, or choose to recover the Rainbow Orchid instead? Plunder ancient shrines, haggle with traders or indiginous tribes, loot ghostly pirate ships, and a whole lot more in your own procedural pulp adventure. In Curious Expedition 2, a world of unimaginable wonder and surprise awaits!
Curious Expedition 2 is available now for PC (Steam®), priced at $/€19.99 / £16.99. Later in 2021 Curious Expedition 2 will come to Nintendo Switch™, Xbox and PlayStation® platforms.
Maschinen-Mensch is a Berlin-based studio founded in 2014 by Riad Djemili and Johannes Kristmann, combining 15 years of experience in professional AAA game productions. Among other projects, they worked on the multi-award winning game “Spec Ops: The Line” by YAGER Development. Maschinen-Mensch’s debut title Curious Expedition was first released in 2015 on Steam.
About Thunderful Publishing
Thunderful Publishing is a games publishing company, founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. Part of the Thunderful Group, which also includes development studios Zoink Games and Image & Form, and publisher Rising Star Games, Thunderful Publishing focuses on premium PC and console games for a worldwide audience and is the publisher behind award-winning games such as Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Curious Expedition 2.