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We first saw Encased in 2019, describing it as a game inspired by Fallout 2 that "was becoming the kind of free-form role-playing game we can get lost in." Set in a tall 1976 story, it all takes place inside a giant, mysterious dome in the wilderness, full of incredible advanced technology that could take humanity hundreds of years into the future in an instant.
There’s only one problem: rather like a science fiction hotel in California, the living creatures that enter the dome can never leave. Inanimate objects can, which means all this sweet technology is accessible, but only if you can find people willing to sign up for the job … forever. And so we have the new “recruitment” trailer revealed today on Koch Media’s live stream, which reveals a bit about what life really is like under the dome.
Players will start the game in one of five "disciplines" (science, engineering, security, management, or convicted) that will affect initial stats and specialization options, and will also have an impact on the dialogue options available in the game. throughout the game. Shortly after entering the dome, however, things go even further than they initially appear, becoming "a dystopian challenge of rather epic proportions."
Fallout's style is obvious, but Encased, which started life as a success Kickstarter the 2017 campaign also cites the Soviet science fiction novel Roadside Picnic — one of the cornerstones of Stalker's great shooters — as further inspiration. In case of doubt, this is the kind of crossroads that makes me very excited.
Encased is currently available on Early Access on Steam, and is expected to hit the market this fall on Steam, Epic and GOG.