Curious Expedition 2 – The New Director update available now

by MaddOx
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Thunderful Publishing & independent developer Maschinen-Mensch are excited to announce that a new free update is available now for their roguelike pulp adventure, Curious Expedition 2. This new update is titled The New Director. Adding the new Director Mode, The Corrupted Portal Worlds explorable biome, Pale Masks Tribe and a whole host of other content, The New Director update brings even more replayability and surprises to Curious Expedition 2. Up to May 31st, the game will be 25% off on Steam, so grab your gear and set off on an adventure!

Curious Expedition 2 is like a Jules Verne pulp adventure version of a pen & paper RPG, mixed with narrative roguelike elements, all wrapped up in a streamlined and accessible gameplay experience. Take on the role of an intrepid explorer, assemble your crew and head out into the unknown. On your expeditions, you’ll come across all manner of cultures, flora, fauna, treasures and more, ranging from the worldly to the altogether more… curious! Using a combination of hand-crafted and procedural gameplay and story elements, Curious Expedition 2 creates completely unique and epic adventures every time you play. 

Curious Expedition 2 gameplay

Right after finishing working on Crusader Kings III, I joined the team at Maschinen-Mensch to help design post-release content for Curious Expedition 2. We’ve been hard at work on Director Mode for some time now, and it’s been really fun to see how it keeps providing new challenges, even for seasoned players! Having to choose your own difficulty modifiers emphasises the strategic aspects of the game, and makes the way you build your trek much more important.

Petter Vilberg, Game Designer at Maschinen-Mensch

Additionally, The New Director update adds an outlandish new biome: The Corrupted Portal Worlds. Walking through them will take players to islands that are heavily influenced by the purple fog, offering some truly otherworldly sights. They are very dangerous, but also hold great discoveries for those brave enough to plunder them. Expect a mix of brand new locations, corrupted remixes of where you may have been before, freaky new enemies, items, events and creatures. You may even come face to face with the Duke, a tentacled monstrosity with the ability to communicate with humans.

Curious Expedition 2 – Launch Trailer

These corrupted islands are also indigenous to the mysterious Pale Masks tribe, whose smile adorned masks cover a face corrupted by the purple fog. They have also begun moving out beyond The Corrupted Portal Worlds, so you may see them taking over other islands, too.

This update adds other new elements like a ferocious new T-Rex enemy, recruitable jellyfish and Stygimoloch (dinosaur) characters, Joobee the truffle hog, and other items that will aid you on your travels. All that and a load more surprises await in Curious Expedition 2!

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