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Hello! We would like to tell you about the game we are currently working on. And here is a little article to sum up the basics :)

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Needles of oscilloscopes are quivering: the radio which has been silent for many days suddenly comes to life. The speakers are filled with static, however, you can hear soft, but clear voice:

This is a message for those who dwell in the place known as IndieDB. For those who have survived the explosion.

This broadcast uses an encrypted channel. The frequency is changing constantly, so remember the codesign: Dark Crystal Games. Locked up in a bunker of the Forefathers, we are writing a chronicle of the new world.

This is a story about the people living under the Dome. About the atomic flame that has scorched the Earth, about cultists who devour the flesh of their God, about the blind creatures walking in the darkness amidst the dead men covered with fireflies.

Scientists say that the Dome seems to grow roots into the soil: the land under this desert is gashed with numerous facilities created by the unknown race. Nobody knows what happened to them. Perhaps they are still here, watching us through the thousands of cameras, waiting for the moment to return. We don’t know.

This broadcast is a guide to our database. Art, chronicles, news, log entries and screenshots.

The Maelstrom is coming and the contact is about to be lost. This is not the last broadcast: we are going to be on air on a regular basis, letting you know what is going on in the area covered by the Dome. This is important. We wish to believe that this world still has someone except us.

Let us know if you can hear our broadcast. And wait for the answer.

Dome Discovery preview

Hello! We would like to tell you about the game we are currently working on.

Meet Encased - the postapocalyptic single-player tactical RPG with the old-school spirit and a modern design. It features a turn-based combat system and isometric camera.

The action takes place on in a desert covered with a gigantic semi-penetrable dome of mysterious origin, which isolate it from the rest of the world. Here lie the ruins of an ancient technologically advanced civilization that are filled with artifacts, traps, and anomalies.

After the nuclear war, a corporation that was researching ancient technologies collapsed, and the remains of its staff founded a few factions, each having its own vision of humanity’s future.

Depending on a profession defined by the player during character creation, some unique dialogue and interaction options appear. Encased has no character classes - the flexible system of skills and attributes allows to make your character whoever you want.

Not counting the prologue, Encased is an open-world game. The global map consists of separately loaded areas, with random events that may occur during the translocation.

During the development, we draw our inspiration from such pieces as Fallout 1-2 and "Roadside Picnic".

Although Encased is the first project for Dark Crystal Games, it is not the first game for our team members. Many of us participated in creating few critically acclaimed games.

For more information, feel free to check out our website:

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☣GenezisO☢ - - 2,268 comments

OMG that theme song is so epic. Like some old school RPG games had. Totaly music style of Original War, if you know the game.

I love this genre of games and I am very curious about it. Can't wait. When the kickstarter opens ? :D

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