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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.
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Encased — old school isometric turn-based RPG

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Stretch goal #1: Fallen Fortress stretch goal unlocked!

Fascinating combat encounter where the player must defend a crashed bomber in the desert against a crowd of raiders.

Stretch goal #2: Free Play mode unlocked!

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.

Stretch goal #3: Upgradable Mobile HQ is unlocked!

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.

$130 000 — Player Vehicles. 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.

$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?

$135 000 — Personal Drone Assistants. Robotics is one area where the technologies under the Dome have been successfully implemented.

$145 000 — Gladiator Arena. Having been captured by one of the raider factions, a player may find himself in a real post-apocalyptic coliseum!  

$160 000 — Mod Support. 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.

Learn more about stretch goals in KS Update #21.

Watch latest KS-trailer!

You can include add-ons to help reach stretch goals! Read about add-ons in KS Update #23


You need to pledge CRONUS Corporal tier or above to be able to include add-ons.

- Extra digital copy of Encased - $22 / €18.5

- Alpha Access + Beta - $20 / €17

- Beta Access - $10 / €8.5

- Printed Lorebook - $30 / €25.5 (Shipping costs $4 USA, $6 Rest of the World)

- CRONUS t-shirt $20 / €17 (Shipping costs $4 USA, $6 Rest of the World)

- CRONUS Hoodie $45 / €38 (Shipping costs $4 USA, $6 Rest of the World)

- CRONUS Rogue Baseball Cap $25 / €21 (Shipping costs $4 USA, $6 Rest of the World)

- CRONUS Employee Badge $50 / €42.5 (Shipping costs $4 USA, $6 Rest of the World)

Short Description

The game is set in an alternate 1970's and revolves around the exploration of the Dome, a mysterious structure discovered in a remote desert. No one knows the exact nature of those who built the Dome, but the founders of this advanced civilization have come to be called the Forefathers.

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You will discover miraculous technologies and weird artifacts in the labyrinths of the Dome, but that is not all the Forefathers left behind. Watch out for automated security systems, traps, and inexplicable anomalies.

In addition, the Dome itself is showing signs of consciousness. It has been reacting to the human presence since the first explorers entered its domain. Once inside, no one is able to leave. Uncovering the wonders and dangers of the Dome is a one-way road.

Exploration and exploitation of the Dome is carried out by the CRONUS Foundation, a massive organization founded by the world’s most powerful governments.

Narrative

Learn more about the narrative of Encased - in KS-update #14

What the press says

Why Kickstarter?

We want Encased to be just the way you see the perfect CRPG: a huge game, rich in content, sort of “the Fallout of our dreams”, which all of us could be proud of. 

We are developing the game for a while already. We have reached pre-alpha and we are confident that Encased could become a great game. But we are a small team, and there is a lot of things that we’d like to add. With your help, Encased could become a way more ambitious, better fleshed out and polished project!

But it’s not just about the money that could help us expand the game! One of our ground rules is to create games arm-in-arm with our community.

A little bit about where the money will go

Kickstarter and taxes will take away about 10% of the funds. Part of what’s left will be spent on actual implementation and shipping of all the wonderful rewards we’ve come up with. All the rest we will spend on polishing, expanding, and improving the game. That includes a possibly bigger team - one more artist and several designers and scripters - which will spruce up the graphics and increase the number and quality of fights and story interactions. Also, the money will go towards voicework and localization which will make the game more fun and accessible for everyone.

Social Goals

Learn more about social goals in KS-Update #11!

The Story

As a new recruit, the player must choose one of five Wings:

  • Black Wing - military and security forces;
  • White Wing - scientists, medics and researchers;
  • Blue Wing - engineers and technicians;
  • Silver Wing - upper management;
  • Orange Wing - ex-convicts who have exchanged their prison jumpsuits for the uniform of a CRONUS laborer.

Though your selected Wing grants certain starting bonuses and opens interesting options, your choice does not lock you into a “class”. You are free to develop your character, distribute skill points, and choose abilities as you wish.

Upon completing character creation, you are summoned to Crystal Sands, a city built directly outside the Dome as a staging point for personnel and equipment.

The transition station mounted at the apex of the Dome, above the only aperture, is called the Spire. After basic training, you will descend from the Spire into the Dome to land at Magellan HQ. 

There is much to uncover during your first mission underground…. Relying on your stats and Wing training, you will find there are several ways to resolve each challenge. Replayability is one of our main goals for the game. After your briefing at HQ comes your first task: exploring a newly discovered Forefathers compound tagged Object O-12-Nashville.

After a few adventures inside the Nashville object (which we don’t want to spoil just yet), your group encounters an entirely new anomaly. You awaken something dreaming deep beneath the desert of the Dome. Your trespass has activated Maelstrom, a telepathic entity created to serve the Forefathers. 

All connection with the world outside the Dome is lost and Maelstrom rages across the desert, infecting the minds of everyone it encounters. You and your group fall into a technology-induced stasis for five long years. And when you come to, the entire world has changed. 

Encased combat is inspired by classic, tactical turn-based systems, with a grid overlay, action points, cover system, special abilities, various ammo and damage types, many different resistances, and more!

The player has direct control over his character only. You will manage the behavior and tactics of their your henchmen but their specific actions will be guided by the game’s combat AI system, introducing funny and interesting situations into your battles.

There are dozens of weapons to be found, many of which can be stripped and upgraded. 

The world of the Dome has from its discovery been a place full of weird creatures and dangerous traps. There’s no telling what lies around the next bend in the road, or inside the twilit cave, or beneath the murky waters of the swamp. But who knows? Perhaps humans are the biggest threat in this bizarre land.

Maelstrom dominates everything. It's telepathic rage sowing chaos in the minds of everyone, trapped under the Dome. But the player, having "freed" the entity, enjoys a special relationship with it. The two of you have regular interactions and Maelstrom may even grant "whishes" to the player... but be warned: every call for assistance will eventually incur a price. 

Maelstrom's power grows stronger the closer you move to the heart of the Dome, and that's exactly where you must go to find the answers. There is a special stat influencing interactions with Maelstrom: Psyche. Resistance to Maelstrom's negative effect can be developed in several ways, and develop it you must before you may venture deeper into the Dome. There is also a special skill branch related to Psychic abilities.

We will talk about Maelstrom and gameplay related to it in the future updates.

Following the devastating events of Maelstrom’s release, CRONUS splintered into multiple other, often warring, factions. The world has changed while you were in stasis, but has the nature of Man? Trapped inside the Dome like spiders in a jar, these factions will show the worst and best of humankind. Will you join them, or strike out on your own?

Learn more about factions in our Kickstarter Update #2

If the player chooses to commit crimes against the society, he will incur penalties to his reputation and earn titles ranging from 'Petty Thief' to 'Enemy of the State' or even 'Threat to Humanity'. Crime begets punishment. The player may be fined, imprisoned, and even executed. Luckily, there are several ways to deal with your arrest: bribe judges, organize a jailbreak or return alive from the Labyrinth of Death (this last one may be particularly challenging).

Encased features a day and night cycle with accompanying lighting effects. It would be wise to study NPC routines while adventuring.

The Dome is huge and for the most part is an open sandbox (if you are able to resist the psychic presence of Maelstrom). The map consists of more than 170 sectors, each crafted by hand. There are abandoned bunkers, black caves, the complexes of the Forefathers, as well as wastes, swamps and other biomes.

Random encounters have been a standby of the old-school role playing game since the dawn of the genre. But Encased will bring them to a new level. Each encounter is a separate post-apocalyptic story, not just a bunch of critters attacking you. Want to participate in a game of Russian Roulette? Find a pathway through a deadly anomaly to find a rare relic? Defend an automated rail transport from raiders? Or end up a victim yourself. All this awaits you, in addition to more classic encounters.

Read more about Random Encounters in our Update #5

Guest Stars and Experts!

 

Platforms and dates

Encased is being developed for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Early Access for the Windows version will likely begin in the first quarter of 2019, exclusively on Steam. The final version will launch during 2019 on Steam, GOG and other services. The console edition is planned for the winter of 2020.

Digital Rewards explained

CRONUS employee ID badge

An employee using your name set out on an expedition in the desert… and vanished. Nothing was found but their badges. The mystery must be solved before it happens again. Will you accept the quest?

Map

A detailed map of the known world under the Dome, showing all the cities and settlements of the Foundation, along with the entries to the ‘objects’, explored and unexplored. Restricted to higher ranks amongst certain Wings, the map also indicates some locations that the Foundation would prefer to keep secret. A gift for those with the time and inclination to explore 30,000 square kilometers of desert.

Lorebook

A digital version of the lorebook, containing all that is known and worth knowing about the Dome and the world within. The story of its discovery, an atlas of its most interesting sites, and an insight into the CRONUS Foundation — including never-before-told stories of some of its more secret projects — this is the only book a dedicated digital Domehead will ever need.

Soundtrack

The hum of a machine of unknown origin, deep beneath the shifting, singing sands. Undeciphered signals from the Tower, snatches of CB radio and a quiet guitar arpeggio in a sleepy roadside bar. In the hands and mind of the Mushroomer — composer for Pathologic 2 — the desert becomes music.

A short story about the Dome

Charlene Putney, writer on the renowned Divinity: Original Sin 2, spins a tale of the events that followed the discovery of the Dome.

Portraits

An extended set of hand-drawn in-game avatars, exclusive to campaign backers.

Closed alpha and beta access

Help test the alpha or beta versions of the game testing. Check out Encased gameplay months before anyone else.

Your nickname in random encounters

Raider gangs inhabit the desert beneath the Dome. In random encounters, the game picks a random name from a database. Your nickname — on our approval — will be one of them.

Baseball card
 
Pretty much everyone supports the Crystal Sands Rogues baseball franchise - at least until they lose - and the players’ baseball cards are collected and traded across the Foundation. Recruited from Orange Wing employees with talent and application, under-performing gets you cut from the roster - and getting cut sees you sent into the Dome.

Life Pass

Free lifetime access to all projects released by Dark Crystal Games.

Design a non-generic NPC

Work with the devs to build a character - come up with their name, appearance, and role in the story.

Player portrait

Your face here. We will add a character avatar drawn from your photo to the game, and also give you a digital copy of the image.


An episode of the story-based mini-game, dedicated to you

Games are popular under the Dome too. Some of the miraculously preserved terminals house a popular text game, the hero of which bears your name. Coincidence?

Developers stream

We’ll join you on a livestream of the game, for your audience or ours.

A cool in-game item, exclusive to and chosen by the backers
A rare gun? Custom armor? An unusual combat stim? You, the backers, will decide. But remember, it won’t break the game’s balance. We’re not that generous.

Physical Rewards explained

Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt

In vivid antifreeze blue, this fine t-shirt is the favorite of CRONUS technical staff, from the lowliest technician to the chief engineer. While not standard issue, most Blue Wing employees have one. And now so will you.

Rogues baseball cap

The Crystal Sands Rogues baseball franchise is largely recruited from Orange Wing employees with talent, aggression, and a desire to avoid entering the Dome. Last year’s was a winning season, and none of the players lost their places. But luck shifts like the sands, and this year may be different. And you, the fans, can be less than forgiving.

 Explorer hoodie

The desert is cold at night, so each CRONUS employee who must venture outside is issued with a sweatshirt. Soft and comfortable, it offers excellent protection against the cold, so at least you won’t freeze to death while you die of radiation poisoning.

CRONUS Badge

Printed Lorebook

This 70-page glossy volume contains all that is known and worth knowing about the Dome and the world within. The story of its discovery, an atlas of its most interesting sites, and an insight into the CRONUS Foundation — including never-before-told stories of some of its more secret projects — this is the only book a dedicated Domehead will ever need.

Raider mask

The mask of an insane desert raider, hand-painted by our artists.


Leads

Viacheslav Kozikhin - Project Lead, Alexander Tuzhik - Lead Programmer, Andrey Lyapichev - Art Director, Mark Rhainer - Lead Writer, Konstantin Ivanov - Lead Technical Designer.  

Team members

Igor Frolov - Programmer, Nikita Dudnik - Programmer, Alina Karimova - Junior Game Designer, Alexander Arsenyev - Character Artist, Grigory Radin - Environmental Artist, Alexander Davtyan - Concept Artist, Stepan Filippov - Animator, Arkady Filippov - VFX-artist, Vadim Feoktistov - Game Writer, Alexander Lepyokhin - Game Writer, Maksim Nizhelevlev - Sound Designer, Vlad Lipkin - Community Manager, Vadim Rybkin - PR/UA Manager, Dmitriy Yaschenko - QA  

Games we’ve worked on

Divinity: Original Sin 2, Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, World of Warships, Dragon Age 2, Dragon Age 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Leviathan: The Last Day of the Decade, Skyforge, Blitzkrieg 3, Alekhine’s gun: Ghost of Moscow, Life is Feudal, Life is Feudal: Forest Village - and many other projects... 

Useful Links 

 

Risks and challenges

What are the risks and challenges?

We are developing this game for a while already. However, despite our experience and best efforts, there’s always a chance that something will go wrong.

1. Early access and release dates. All of the people on our team have already delivered commercially successful games on time and in great condition. However, no true professional will ever tell you, that he is fail-proof. There is always a chance Encased RPG will require to postpone it's set final release date. At least to get an extra coat of polish.

2. We might have delays in delivering our reward promises. The reward delivery channels are extremely reliable, but, there's always a possibility that the reward delivery could be delayed due to technical issues.

3. We are used to dealing with budgets large and small. Financially speaking, Encased RPG budget has been calculated precisely. We are also financing most of the game ourselves, calling community only to finance additional features. However, a drastic change in rates of currency, financial depression, and other unforeseen economic consequences may rob our game of some of the promised content. The odds of that are amazingly low, but it's only fair to mention that as a risk.

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    Also, you'll get a Kickstarter-exclusive series of five hi-res digital art pieces, for print or digital use.

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    Thank you for your support, and welcome to the advisory team! You'll be invited to vote on ideas for quests and encounters. This is your chance to influence development.

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    CRONUS Corporal - Early Bird - All Digital

    A Steam key or activation code for the platform of your choice, at a discount from the $29.99$/€24.99 release price.

    The Steam key also gets you an invitation to play the game in Early Access, which will likely begin in early 2019. (Console keys will be available later; check the Rewards section for details.)

    Kickstarter backers will also receive a unique in-game item, voted on by backers.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • Your name in the credits as Enlisted.
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    CRONUS Corporal - All Digital

    A Steam key or activation code for the platform of your choice, at a discount from the $29.99$/€24.99 release price.

    The Steam key also gets you an invitation to play the game in Early Access, which will likely begin in early 2019. (Console keys will be available later; check the Rewards section for details.)

    Kickstarter backers will also receive a unique in-game item, voted on by the community.

    The number of digital rewards will increase as we hit stretch and social goals.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Your name in the credits as Enlisted.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
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    CRONUS Sergeant - Digital Deluxe

    All the rewards from the CRONUS Corporal tier PLUS more digital goodies!

    This tier includes a colorful 70-page lorebook describing the discovery of the Dome, and a map to guide you in your travels.

    You will also be honored in the high-ranking Enlisted section of the credits.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Your name in the credits as an Officer.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    CRONUS Lieutenant - Digital Collectors

    All the rewards from lower tiers PLUS a digital copy of the game soundtrack produced by brilliant Vasily 'Mushroomer' Kashnikov, AND a short adventure story by renowned writer Charlene Putney, along with ten Kickstarter-exclusive portraits for your in-game avatar.

    You will, of course, be honored in the credits as an Officer.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Your name in the credits as an Officer.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    CRONUS Captain - Workwear Edition

    A Steam key or activation code for the platform of your choice, at a special pre-release price, plus the Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt. (Note shipping costs.)

    The Steam key also gets you an invitation to play the game in Early Access, which will likely begin in early 2019. (Console keys will be available later; check the Rewards section for details.)

    You will, of course, be honored in the credits as an Officer, and will receive a unique in-game item, voted on by the community.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • Your name in the credits as Enlisted.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Your name in the credits as an Officer.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    CRONUS Captain - Digital Collectors' Workwear Edition

    The Digital Collectors' Edition of Encased on the platform of your choice, plus the Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt. (Note shipping costs.)

    The Steam key also gets you an invitation to play the game in Early Access, which will likely begin in early 2019. (Console keys will be available later; check the Rewards section for details.)

    You will, of course, be honored in the credits as an Officer.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Your name in the credits as an Officer.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    Double Trouble

    Two Digital Collectors' Editions of Encased for the platform of your choice.

    The Steam key also gets you an invitation to play the game in Early Access, which will likely begin in early 2019. (Console keys will be available later; check the Rewards section for details.)

    You will, of course, be honored in the credits as an Officer.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Your name in the credits as an Officer.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    CRONUS Major

    The Digital Collectors' Edition of Encased on the platform of your choice, plus the Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt and Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap. (Note shipping costs.)

    The Steam key also gets you an invitation to play the game in Early Access, which will likely begin in early 2019. (Console keys will be available later; check the Rewards section for details.)

    You will, of course, be honored in the credits as an Officer.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
    • Your name in the credits as an Officer.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
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    CRONUS Colonel

    All of the Major's benefits AND the 70-page printed lorebook AND your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.

    PLUS...

    ...*drum roll*...

    ...for Steam users - ACCESS TO OUR CLOSED BETA DEVELOPMENT PHASE.

    Your name shall live forever in the credits as a Commander.

    Includes:
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Your name in the credits as an Officer.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
    • Your name in the credits as a Commander.
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    CRONUS General

    All of the Colonel's benefits, including closed beta access on Steam, PLUS the Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher Hoodie.

    Your name shall live forever in the credits as a Commander.

    Includes:
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Your name in the credits as a Commander.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    Pledge €215 or more About US$ 245

    About 250 USD

    CRONUS Major-General M.I.A.

    All of the General rewards, PLUS we'll send you a physical CRONUS employee ID badge, AND we'll hide an ID badge with your name on it somewhere in the game.

    You'll also get the t-shirt, the baseball cap, the hoodie and various other goodies, PLUS...

    ...*trumpets*...

    ...for Steam users - access to our closed ALPHA development phase.

    Your name shall appear in the credits as a Commander.

    Includes:
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Employee badge.
    • An ID badge with your name on it will be hidden in the game.
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • Closed Alpha Access.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • Your name in the credits as a Commander.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    Pledge €430 or more About US$ 489

    About 500 USD

    CRONUS Wing Director - Portrait Edition

    All of the Major-General M.I.A. rewards, PLUS your portrait in the game. One NPC will have your face as their avatar - and we'll also provide you with a digital copy of the image.

    You'll also get the ID badge, the t-shirt, the baseball cap, the hoodie and various other goodies, and access to our closed-alpha development phase.

    Your name shall appear in the credits as a Commander.

    Includes:
    • Your portrait in the game, plus a digital copy of the image.
    • An ID badge with your name on it will be hidden in the game.
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • Closed Alpha Access.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Employee badge.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • Your name in the credits as a Commander.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    Pledge €645 or more About US$ 734

    About 750 USD

    Crystal Sands Rogues Baseball Player

    As one of only forty players on the roster of the soon-to-be legendary Crystal Sands Rogues baseball team, your name and portrait will appear on a baseball card within the game.

    You'll also receive all of the Major-General M.I.A. rewards, including the ID badge, the t-shirt, the baseball cap, the hoodie and various other goodies, and access to our closed-alpha development phase.

    Your name shall appear in the credits as a Commander.

    Includes:
    • Your name and portrait on a Crystal Sands Rogues baseball card.
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • An ID badge with your name on it will be hidden in the game.
    • Closed Alpha Access.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Employee badge.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Your name in the credits as a Commander.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs.
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    Pledge €860 or more About US$ 978

    About 1000 USD

    CRONUS Level 4 Founder - Life Pass

    Four copies of the game and the digital goodies, plus all the rewards of the Wing-Director tier, AND a release copy of all Dark Crystal games for the rest of your life.

    Your name shall go down in history, credited as a Founder of the great CRONUS Foundation.

    Includes:
    • Life Pass - a copy of all future Dark Crystal releases.
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Closed Alpha Access.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • An ID badge with your name on it will be hidden in the game.
    • Your portrait in the game, plus a digital copy of the image.
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Employee badge.
    • Your name in the credits as a Founder.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs, signed and framed.
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    Pledge €1,720 or more About US$ 1,956

    About 2000 USD

    CRONUS Level 5 Founder - NPC Designer

    Five copies of the game and the digital goodies, AND a release copy of all Dark Crystal games for the rest of your life, PLUS all the rewards of the Wing-Director tier...

    ...but not only that...

    ...*drum roll and trumpets*...

    YOU ALSO GET TO WORK WITH THE DEVS TO DESIGN A NON-GENERIC NPC!

    Includes:
    • Work with the devs to design a non-generic NPC.
    • Life Pass - a copy of all future Dark Crystal releases.
    • Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Closed Alpha Access.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • An ID badge with your name on it will be hidden in the game.
    • Your portrait in the game, plus a digital copy of the image.
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Employee badge.
    • Your name in the credits as a Founder.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs, signed and framed.
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    Pledge €4,300 or more About US$ 4,891

    About 5000 USD

    CRONUS Level 10 Co-Creator

    Ten copies of the game and the digital goodies, AND a release copy of all Dark Crystal games for the rest of your life, PLUS all the rewards of a Level 5 Founder-Member, PLUS...

    ...*an ominous roar rises in the distance as something gargantuan approaches*...

    YOUR LOGO WILL APPEAR ON THE loadscreen AS A CO-CREATOR OF THE GAME.

    Includes:
    • Your logo on the loadscreen.
    • Life Pass - a copy of all future Dark Crystal releases.
    • Work with the devs to design a non-generic NPC.
    • 10× Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • 10× Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • 10× 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • 10× KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Closed Alpha Access.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • An ID badge with your name on it will be hidden in the game.
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Your portrait in the game, plus a digital copy of the image.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Employee badge.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Your name in the credits as a Founder.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs, signed and framed.
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    Pledge €8,500 About US$ 9,668

    About 9900 USD

    Supreme Ruler

    Only four backers can become a faction leader, claiming twenty copies of the game and all the digital goodies, the Life Pass, the opportunity to design a non-generic NPC...

    ...PLUS...

    ...the physical MASK OF THE RAIDER...

    ...AND...

    ...you get to meet the devs, or even stream the game with them...

    ...AND...

    ...*the breeze whispers in the silence as the Dome waits with bated breath*...

    YOU GET AN EPISODE OF A MICRO-STORY MINIGAME ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO YOU.

    Includes:
    • An episode of a micro-story minigame devoted entirely to you.
    • The physical Mask of the Raider.
    • Meet with the devs - or stream with the devs.
    • Life Pass - a copy of all future Dark Crystal releases.
    • 20× Digital copy of Encased, including Early Access for Steam users.
    • 20× Digital OST, short story and ten in-game portraits.
    • 20× 70-page digital lorebook and map of the Dome.
    • 20× KS-exclusive in-game digital item to be chosen by backers.
    • Closed Alpha Access.
    • Closed Beta Access.
    • An ID badge with your name on it will be hidden in the game.
    • Work with the devs to design a non-generic NPC.
    • Your nickname will be added to the random encounters pool.
    • Your portrait in the game, plus a digital copy of the image.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Blue Wing Engineer t-shirt.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Crystal Sands Rogues baseball cap.
    • 70-page printed lorebook.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Employee badge.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive CRONUS Researcher hoodie.
    • Your name in the credits as a Founder.
    • 'Supporter' badge on the Dark Crystal forums and Discord server.
    • Access to secret dev chats and discussions.
    • A warm thank-you letter from the devs, signed and framed.
    • Kickstarter-exclusive digital postcards and wallpapers.
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    Limited 2 backers
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