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Tactical turn-based combat and intense non-linear storyline inspired by original Fallout and classic sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic.
Tactical turn-based combat and intense non-linear storyline inspired by original Fallout and classic sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic.
2,938 backers pledged €105,745 to help bring this project to life.

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

Posted by Dark Crystal Games (Creator)

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 are damned tired, but there’s still about a week to go and we have tons of plans and ideas. What else can we include in the game to make it even better and more interesting? How will additional funds from this point on affect Encased?

That’s what we’ll cover in today's update!

$105 000 — The Fallen Fortress Encounter

Fascinating combat encounter where the player must defend a crashed bomber in the desert against a crowd of raiders. Read more about this event in one of our previous updates.

Fallen Fortress
Fallen Fortress

$110 000 — Interesting Free Play

Mode Encased won’t end when the credits roll. Moreover, the post-completion Free Play Mode will get a number of interesting options, additional quests, events and dialogues. The game will also “remember” which ending the player achieved and the world will adjust accordingly.

$120 000 — Upgradable Mobile HQ

An auto-train buried in the sands will appear on the outskirts of the Dome. The hero will be able to capture and restore it, and use it as a mobile base of operations.

Ursula HQ
Ursula HQ

The auto-train is designed to be modular: some cars provide the ability to produce weapons, others allow you to heal injured comrades (or yourself), and a third type acts as a launching pad for reconnaissance drones. There are also several random events and quests associated with the road train.

You can read more about Free Play Mode and the mobile base here.

$130 000 — Player Vehicles

Only two seats. Maybe for your lover?
Only two seats. Maybe for your lover?

The desert under the Dome is vast and dangerous. It is much safer, and less exhausting, to travel behind the wheel of your own vehicle. However, safety does not equal boredom. Automobile ownership automatically triggers the appearance of specialized “automotive” events in the game, as well as additional ways to complete quests.


 Also, the car (or the motorcycle) can be upgraded into a real post-apocalyptic tank.

$130 001 — 1 Combond Encounter

We’re all used to quests of epic complexity being rewarded with superior loot and good money. But what about an adventure that pays a single coin? Will it be easy? Maybe. Will it be strange? Definitely. In any case, the result will be completely unpredictable.


 After collecting $130,001, we will add this funny and unusual quest to the game.

$135 000 — Personal Drone Assistants

Robotics is one area where the technologies under the Dome have been successfully implemented. These little-studied mechanisms have allowed the creation of lightweight, levitating drones that crack wise, criticize the player’s actions, occasionally do useful things, and sometimes even participate in combat.


The drone is not merely a companion, but also an exciting “construction kit”, whose components can be assembled in a variety of ways. As a result, you might convert a frail flying robot into an incredibly effective fighter, or an inconspicuous scout into a universal first-aid kit, darting from unit to unit on the battlefield.

$145 000 — Gladiator Arena

Having been captured by one of the raider factions, a player may find himself in a real post-apocalyptic coliseum! Gladiatorial combat in the world of Encased is not just a bloody fight for survival, but a whole game unto itself, with match-fixing, intrigue, and confrontation between champions.


You will also discover unique items, interesting text events, and a couple of extra hours of gameplay to spend knocking the crap out of opponents in multiple colorful and detailed arenas.

And by the way, you can bet on yourself at the local bookie.

$160 000 — Mod Support

A good RPG often awakens the desire to continue or expand its story. Or write a completely new one. Such has been the case with the classic Fallout, as well as The Elder Scrolls series, and we hope the same will be true of Encased.

If we collect $160,000 or more, we will create a toolkit with a user-friendly interface to pass along to our players.

$210 000 — Narrative Voiceover

Encased has a lot of stories that could be even better if the “narrator” had a real voice. But we need your help with this.

Project funding info: $99,799 pledged by 2,331 backers!

Once again - thanks to each and every one of you!


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      Woah! Great stretch goals! And now the game is FUNDED! Such good news. Thank you guys!!!

    2. Moon on

      So many nice stretch goals!
      I hope we will get maany of them!

    3. Dark Crystal Games Creator on

      @Andre, VO planned for every Narrator line - which are cutscenes, vignettes (scripted interactions), many dialog lines!

    4. Andre on

      It seems like the mobile HQ will add some interesting base management. Which can be fun. I just hope it does not go too far like Fallout 4. Where it just becomes a grind. It will be nice if it is a function of the environment not the other way around. The whole settlement management in FO 4 can take over the game world too much. I cant remember how many times I was in a mission exploring a place and get a message for immediate settlement help. Fallout 2 is still the best fallout game. ;) POE did it in such a way that it was not too invasive.

    5. Dark Crystal Games Creator on

      @Ravn7, no worries about that, all the functions will have a shortcut and will be customizable.

    6. Andre on

      I love all the stretch goals. The Combond encounter sounds like something that would fit for an encounter like I mentioned below. ;) I also love the droid assistants, the mobile HQ and your vehicle. Mod Support and VO would also be very cool. I could see some one porting fallout 1 and 2 to your engine. ;) Would the VO be just for specific main NPC cut scenes and dialogue?

    7. Andre on

      It would be cool to see a NPC like the Outsider from the recent Simon Stalenhag kick start for Tales from the flood. As well as some cool random encounters around her. Like the dark and quirky ones you would see in Fallout 2.

      And you could really run wild with it because of the anomalies.

    8. Interstellar Marine on

      Let's hit those stretch goals!

    9. Ravn7 on

      Your game looks very promising. I pledged a small amount because I'm not sure yet if I will be able to play it. I need some ease of access simple features like as many keyboard shortcuts as possible. I think it would be very useful for notebooks users, too. It was very comfortable to play games like PoE, TTON or D:OS. They had shortcuts for all important functions, including an access to inventory, character sheets, etc. As well as choosing dialog options, abilities during combat, assigning them to quick bar (some of these games at least) and so on. Also, functions like barter could have keys assigned to them, too.
      Otherwise the game looks really great and I wish you all the best for Encased and your company's future.

    10. Russonc

      Nice update, congratulations on funding... now let's keep it going!

    11. Antonio Soto Patiño

      Great stretch goals!
      This way the game reaches much higher levels.
      If I can cooperate with you doing the voice over in Spanish (mother tongue), or other five languages (with some slight accent), it would be mg pleasure to help you. I have done this before.
      Regards and good luck.

    12. Dark Crystal Games Creator on

      @Marius Strand, yes! everyone can find something interesting for himself in these stretch goals!

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      Marius Strand on

      Congratulations on reaching the funding goal! Let's hope it gets even further, the additional stretch goals look great. I particularily like the idea of player vehicles (very fun in Fallout Tactics) and the drones.

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      M.M. van de Sluis

      Nice 😄 we made it this far 👍