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The Curious Expedition

3 months ago

The Curious Expedition demo ventures forth

Say, have you played The Curious Expedition, the turn-based colonial-era exploration game which we declared our favourite roguelikelike of 2016? You can't all have, as otherwise developers Maschinen-Mensch wouldn't have released a demo today. It contains two expeditions. So whoever you missing-outers are, go on, get in, give it a go. You needn't even download anything special to play, as the demo runs in your…

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1 year ago

The Curious Expedition launches free Arctic expansion

Ace adventure 'em up The Curious Expedition [official site] has added the Arctic in a big free update, full of new places to explore, new mysteries to uncover, new treasures to find, and more awful ways to die. Developers Maschinen-Mensch released the Arctic Expanse update on Friday with a bucket of tweaks too, which is grand considering The Curious Expedition was already our favourite roguelike…

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3 years ago

Full Steam Ahead For The Curious Expedition

In the six months since I wrote about The Curious Expedition [official site], a great deal has changed. The shiny new trailer below shows some of those changes, including dicey combat, a world map, yawning great chasms that swallow expeditions whole, and a victory screen. It's possible that the victory screen was in the build I played last year but I certainly never saw it.…

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Get Lost: Curious Expedition Free Weekend

Curious Expedition [official site] is a wonderful thing. Taking on the role of a famous explorer/thinker, you'll lead a team of adventurers across randomised plots of land, packed with wonders to discover, dangers to overcome and volcanoes to tinker with. You will watch in horror as your allies resort to cannibalism and you'll celebrate as you discover salvation when supplies and sanity are running low.…

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4 years ago

Marie Curie Won’t Eat Her Meat: The Curious Expedition

My first few moments with The Curious Expedition were almost misleadingly delightful. Set in the 19th century, I was told to pick from a selection of charming pixel renderings of historical figures and dropped into the world, with the only stated goal of exploring the strange new randomly generated land I had found myself in. It was welcoming, colourful, and hiding a whole host of things…

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Expedite This: The Curious Expedition Teaser Trailer

One of my favourite books is Atlas of Remote Islands, Judith Schalansky's study of "fifty islands I have not visited and never will." Each spread has a clean hand-drawn map on one page and a story about the island opposite. Some of the stories tell local myths, some are factual, but all are treated with the same significance. The result is a book filled with…

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5 years ago

Pithy Headline: The Curious Expedition

The Curious Expedition has all the marks of a particularly fine undertaking. It's a procedurally generated sort of thing, with overland exploration of varied biomes, and battles against mystical creatures, dinosaurs, cannibals and other such unpleasantries. Inspired by the works of Verne, Darwin and Livingstone, the game is set in the 19th Century and is a 'roguelike-strategy-puzzler'. No word on a precise release date but…

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