Encased dystopian sci-fi RPG game support is still due to release on Linux and Mac with Windows PC. Thanks to further confirmation details from developer Dark Crystal Games. Which is currently available with a discount on Steam and GOG.
Dark Crystal Games and Prime Matter are eager to announce that the isometric dystopian sci-fi RPG. Since Encased is now available, but only on Windows PC. Sadly the Linux, as well as the Mac build, are delayed. Which are not stated in the release details update on Steam. But here is the Dark Crystal Games email reply.
Hi, we had a little hiccup, but it should be available later this week on Linux. And later next week on Mac.
While day one Linux support would have been appreciated. It’s a pleasure to know that Dark Crystal are taking their time with Encased port. Making sure to deliver a stable build on the platform, later this week. The developer did not indicate when the Linux port will release, but ideally in the next couple of days. Until then, you can also check out the game via Proton as Plan B. Although, be mindful of the framerate issue.
The Encased story is takes place before, during, and after an apocalypse. Doing so in an alternative vision of the 1970s, after humanity discovers The Dome. Which is a giant zone left by an unknown civilization known as The Forefathers.
Encased – Launch Trailer
Players begin their journey with one of five disciplines. Due to selecting either science, engineering, security, management, or convict. Which affects both their initial stats and specialization. While opening (or preventing) unique dialogue within the game.
However, the Encased starting mission turns into a disaster. All due to a strange anomaly of incredible depth, the Maelstrom. Which also goes out of control, cutting all communication with the outside world. This plunges The Dome into chaos.
The only hope of survival is traveling across the vast wasteland. Then find companions and choosing to either confront or cooperate with the six factions. Which have all sprung up in the aftermath.
The game also inspires different playthroughs. Likewise, players can create a character with low intelligence. Since this will offer unique dialogues and character reactions. You can play as a pacifist, using only non-lethal methods of defeating enemies. Kill every living thing in their path, turning The Dome into a very lonely place. Maybe use their silver tongue and high charisma to resolve conflicts. You can also avoid everyone by staying hidden as a recluse. Encased remembers every decision and will lead explorers to one of many varied endings. This all depends on your actions throughout the game.
- Turn-based tactical combat
- An extensive system of skills, abilities, and perks
- Six opposing factions in Encased
- 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
Encased dystopian sci-fi RPG game is available on Steam and GOG. Also, offering a 20% discount, dropping the price to $23.99 USD (regularly $29.99 USD). Currently only offering Windows PC support. A Linux build is due to arrive later this week. While Mac support is coming next week.