Roguelike Sim The Curious Expedition Free Alpha Test This Weekend

Those who want to plan out their weekend beforehand might want to take a look at The Curious Expedition, which will have a free PC build from February 28 to March 1, 2015. An open Alpha test has been announced by developer Maschinen-Mensch. The test will be available in a browser online, so no download required or available.

Curious expedition free alpha test

The Curious Expedition is one of those procedurally generated roguelike games full of random content that are all the rage nowadays. Except here, the always different gameplay features a set of historic 19th century figures like Nikola Tesla or Harriet Tubman venturing out on an explorative expedition of the wild, uncharted world. Just imagine Marie Curie lifting up her frock to get through muddy jungles. As a company travels through a top down hex grid, complete in pixel art style, they’ll be able to meet and communicate with exotic tribes or find glorious temples full of treasure. A management simulation element forces the choice between being able to sustain an expedition without dying and gathering up as much loot to take back home as possible. It’s also possible to don these gifts, though they may have unforeseen effects.

There’s a combat element that features some gnarly animals, giant crabs or even dinosaurs. Even the elements themselves can turn against the party, as one of the newest additions feature active volcanoes ransacking the environment.

So, there’s once again a ton of random things in The Curious Expedition to sift through, to keep you busy for a while. The whole party management thing is hot right now as well, since it’s also used in currently trending roguelike, Darkest Dungeon. Additionally, The Curious Expedition sounds a lot like strategy-infused project, Renowned Explorers: International Society, from developer Abbey Games, who previously made the highly popular Reus god game. That’s another development process with a ton of potential and a good track record.

Good times ahead for roguelike fans and we all are roguelike fans, really.

Long time no news, right? We’re sorry; we were playing so much of Steam’s free weekend for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Turns out it’s even better than we thought. We’d love to talk to you about it, if you want. We thought a freebie might make it up to you.


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