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Eagerly awaited tactical sci-fi RPG available on Steam, Epic and GOG with special launch discount available in the first week

8 SEPTEMBER 2021 – Dark Crystal Games and Prime Matter are pleased to announce Encased – the tactical sci-fi RPG – is available now, across the globe, on Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store.

Coinciding with the launch is a brand-new trailer giving users a quick overview of the title:

“In the beginning there was nothing but the concept on an RPG with enormous freedom of choice. After three years of hard work, we managed to create an entire universe populated by hundreds of characters, warring factions, anomalies, artifacts and mysteries.

All of this would have remained a dream without the incredible support of our community, investors, publishers and – most importantly – players. This is the path we have travelled together with you,” said says Viacheslav Kozikhin,Dark Crystal Games’ Creative Director.

The Encased story is set before, during and after an apocalypse in an alternative 1970s after humanity discovers The Dome; a giant zone left by an unknown civilization colloquially known as The Forefathers.

Players begin their journey in one of five disciplines – science, engineering, security, management or convict – which affects both their initial stats, specialisation and opens (or prevents) unique dialogue within the game.

However, your starting mission turns into a disaster as a strange anomaly of incredible proportions – The Maelstrom – goes out of control, cutting all communication with the outside world and plunging The Dome into chaos.

Your only hope of survival is travelling across the vast wasteland, find companions and confront or cooperate with the six factions that sprung up in the aftermath.

The game also encourages alternative playthroughs: Players can create a character with low intelligence to get unique dialogues and character reactions; or play as a pacifist, using only non-lethal methods of eliminating enemies; you can kill every living thing in your path turning The Dome into a very lonely place indeed (alternatively you can use your silver tongue and high charisma to resolve conflicts); or you can avoid everyone by staying hidden and play the game as the ultimate loner. Encased remembers every decision you make and will lead you to one of many varied endings, depending on your actions throughout the game.

Key features of the game:

  • Turn-based tactical combat
  • An extensive system of skills, abilities, and perks
  • Six opposing factions
  • Random encounters both on locations and while traversing the global map
  • Systemic interaction with the world around you
  • Play as a lone wolf or recruit companions
  • Stealth, crime, and reputation systems
  • Weapon crafting and upgrades
  • Survival elements

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 member of the Koch Media Group.

Encased Suggested PC Specs

Minimum: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Intel® Core™ i5-3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Equivalent, 4GB RAM, : NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660m or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x (2GB of video memory)

Recommended: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10, : Intel® Core™ i7-3.7 GHz or better, or AMD Equivalent, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), or AMD RX 480 (8GB)

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