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Encased — old school isometric turn-based RPG

A project in St. Petersburg, Russia by Dark Crystal Games

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Tactical turn-based combat and intense non-linear storyline inspired by original Fallout and classic sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic.
Backers: 2938
Average Pledge Per Backer: €36

Funded: €105,745 of €86,000
Dates: Sep 13th -> Oct 16th (33 days)
Project By: Dark Crystal Games
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Latest News

Encased RPG is coming to Steam Early Access on September 26th!

September 12th - via:
On September 26, Encased – an isometric RPG in a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic setting– will be released in Early Access. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in September of 2018, and is currently one of the top 50 wishlisted games on Steam! The Early Access price will be $29.99. (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #27: Let's wrap it!

October 16th - via:
Stretch Goal #3 unlocked WE DID IT! And we did it together. The Encased campaign is almost over. Thanks to your faithful support, some additional stretch goal content will appear in the game, in particular the Fallen Fortress encounter, Freeplay... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Micro Update #26: Reddit AMA

October 15th - via:
There are only a few hours to go. We just finished answering questions on Reddit AMA. If you missed it - check it out via the link below. *** We were answering questions for a couple of hours and covered about fifty of those. Once again thanks... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #25: 24 hours countdown, details about 'Ursula' HQ

October 15th - via:
A little more than a day is left till the end of our Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to your activity, less than 24 hours passed from achieving one stretch goal to unlocking another! Now, not only will Encased include the Fallen Fortress encounter, but... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #24: 48 hours to go and the Fallen Fortress is Funded!

October 14th - via:
Hello everyone! We are reaching the very end of the campaign and have unlocked the first stretch goal! Let’s keep it up! There are other great features and add-ons ahead which may not happen without your help! First one unlocked! Keep it up! The... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #23: 72 hours left, unique reward tiers, add-ons!

October 13th - via:
Encased Kickstarter campaign is almost over. Little time remains. If we use it well - and we will use it well - the Fallen Fortress Encounter will make it into the game and in a few months you’ll be in the desert, holed up in a crashed bomber,... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #22: Dragon Katana Unlocked

October 11th - via:
Hello there, Encased Community! Just now, we calculated the total Community Points you’ve gathered with your Likes and Shares. Guess what: there are exactly 48 of them! That means it’s time to unlock the next social goal, and today’s reward is... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #21: 100%, now what?

October 10th - via:
Thank you! And we do want to express our sincere gratitude to our backers in these exact words. We are thrilled to be able to make Encased the RPG exactly as it was intended, with your help. The Kickstarter campaign is taking a lot of energy and we... (Read More)

Encased Reveals Kickstarter Stretch Goals

October 10th - via:
The upcoming isometric sci-fi RPG Encased has reached it (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #20: Firearms, Melee, Grenades, Oh My!

October 8th - via:
The history of the Dome began with a hazardous, solitary expedition comprised of military personnel and a handful of scientists. Since then, much has changed. CRONUS was formed, the number of permanent citizens of the Dome grew to 27,000, and the... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #19: 10 days left, new social goal unlocked!

October 6th - via:
We love items with a great backstory: not just an energy pistol, not just a visor or Blue Wing cutting torch, but something with a past, with scars that can be read. A suit of gray, high-tech body armor is peppered with bullet marks and burn patterns... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #18: Justice System

October 4th - via:
The light of a flashing TV screen in a dark room makes your eyes sting. When your eyes have adjusted, you recognize the logo of the Dome Police Department soaring over the pale pink sands of the desert - seems like the colors are slightly off. The... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #17: New stretch goals revealed

October 3rd - via:
Once again, we would like to begin our update by thanking our backers: thanks to you, we’ve already raised $81,894. We’re in the home stretch now. We only need another little push to make the campaign a success. Yesterday we have surpassed... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #16: Behind the Storyline

October 2nd - via:
There is almost certainly no game genre in which the storyline plays a greater role than in the RPG. The storyline creates the ground under the hero's feet, motivates his decision making, and drives a person from the safety of his Vault into a... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #15: New social goal unlocked, livestream Q&A announced!

October 1st - via:
The new week starts with good news! You were really active in Facebook and Twitter, and we are happy to put another tick in our Social Goals section. The nearest delivery will bring a batch of unique motorcycle jackets to the world under the Dome. We... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #14: Choose your own adventure

September 27th - via:
Hello from Dark Crystal Games! We’re live with a new update, and we’re glad you’re here. Today we’ll be talking about how the narrative for Encased is intertwined with role-playing mechanics, and how player choices dramatically affect both... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #13: Design Corner I - Vehicles

September 26th - via:
In this update, we’re going to tell you about the various vehicles that roam and/or rust in the desert under the Dome, as well as the backstory of the company manufacturing them for CRONUS. On this truck you both arrive at the HQ and ride to your... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #12: New stretch goal, social goals achieved

September 25th - via:
— Yessir, you heard me right, sir: we located a two-engine bomber buried in the sand. It’s almost untouched, sir! Full load of ammunition, seemingly intact. I would give a more detailed report, but the enemy’s closing on our position, and—  ... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #11: Help Spread the Word!

September 24th - via:
As of now, Encased has earned more than $58,000 in Kickstarter pledges. We are very grateful for the enthusiastic response. However, money is not the only way you can help us create the exact experience we intended. We’ve prepared some cool in-game... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #10: New Kickstarter Teaser and Artwork

September 23rd - via:
Hello everyone! We hope you have a good Sunday! We have posted a new gameplay teaser dedicated to our Kickstarter campaign on YouTube, check it out! If you have friends who love post-apocalyptic and sci-fi RPGs, and they don't know about Encased yet... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #9: Screenshot Saturday I

September 22nd - via:
In today’s update, we would like to talk about the gradual game enhancement a bit. We’re in pre-alpha state now and there’s a lot of work before us, but we’re working on developing every aspect every day. In order to proceed as quickly as... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #8: Music - Part I

September 21st - via:
In today's update we would like to speak about one of the most important aspects for creating the atmosphere of the game — the music. And about the people who composed the main theme for our Kickstarter video.   Make yourself comfortable and get... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Micro Update #7: 50% in the first week, add-ons, and future plans!

September 20th - via:
When we started this crowdfunding campaign, we definitely had faith in the project and in our ultimate success. However, we did not expect so much support so quickly: just one week into the campaign, we’re already over 50% funded, and the numbers... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #6: The Team

September 19th - via:
In this update, we would like to talk in detail about the people who are working on Encased. We will not list the games that we’ve worked on - it is at the end of our campaign page. Today we are going to share some funny and interesting facts... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #5: Random Encounters

September 18th - via:
Whoa, this update came out of nowhere, didn’t it? Kind of snuck up on you, just like one of our random encounters!  Our random encounter system is one of the features we’re most proud of. Here’s how it works:  Every encounter in Encased is... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Atmospheric Update #4

September 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update #3: Why Kickstarter?

September 16th - via:
Let’s talk about why we got the project on Kickstarter. We want Encased to be just the way you see the perfect CRPG: a huge game, rich in content, sort of “Fallout of our dreams”, which all of us could be proud of. We’ve been developing the... (Read More)

Encased wyl?dowa?o na Kickstarterze i szuka wsparcia w wys. 100 tys. dolar

September 16th - via:
Na Kickstarterze wystartowa?a w?a?nie zbi (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Update 2 - The Factions: who owns the Dome after the catastrophe?

September 15th - via:
“Something happened. You all know what, dear listeners. But I won’t talk about it aloud. Let it lose its power and turn its gaze away from us, like a demon that weakens until called by its true name… So, we now walk in the canopy of… this.... (Read More)

Encased Kickstarter Micro Update #1

September 14th - via:
Hello everyone! This has been a crazy week. Preparing for day one of the Kickstarter has taken a lot of energy and sweat, but we are happy with the initial response. After the first 24 hours of the campaign, we are sitting at $12K with 352 backers!... (Read More)

Encased: There's No Place Like Dome

September 13th - via:
Dark Crystal is an indie game studio that is most likely not on your radar. This new studio is based in St. Petersburg, Russia and is comprised of former members of Larian Studios and developers who worked on last year (Read More)

PAX 2018: Encased Preview - Garrett Fuller

September 13th - via:
Narrative RPGs have been making an amazing comeback in gaming. Now, the game Encased will be joining the ranks and bringing with it an in-depth story and combat which heralds to some of our favorite problem-solving games of the past. Bringing these types of games back allowed the developers at Dark Crystal Games to innovate on great ideas as well as bring in their own take on the future and the early demos of Encased show off some of these dynamics. We met with the team and went through a demo to get a feel for how the game plays. (Read More)

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