The upcoming isometric sci-fi RPG Encased has reached it’s initial Kickstarter goal with five days to spare. While any Kickstarter reaching its goal is reason to celebrate, the dev team has a greater vision for Encased that exceeds the base funding goal. Any additional funds raised in the remaining time will be used to make the stretch goals a reality. The stretch goals are listed below, taken directly from Dark Crystal Studios. More information on Encased is on their Kickstarter page, and some of our initial thoughts can be found in last month’s preview. Obviously it will be the best possible experience if all stretch goals are met, but goal number six looks particularly entertaining.
Stretch Goal #1: The Fallen Fortress encounter ($105,000).
A massive in-game event for players to discover: epic battle versus waves of hostile Raiders!
Stretch Goal #2: Free play mode with new content ($110,000).
Players will be able to continue exploring the world of Encased after the main storyline is finished.
Stretch Goal #3: Mobile Player Headquarters ($120,000).
Adds an upgradable mobile HQ: Ursula. This futuristic, AI-powered auto-train can be converted into a makeshift camp and upgraded further as the player discovers new cars that add functionality.
Stretch Goal #4: Players’ Vehicles ($130.000).
Adds personal transport – motorcycles and cars for a player to traverse the wasteland, carrying gear and companions. You’ll also be able to repair and upgrade these vehicles to take part in a special drag-racing event.
Stretch Goal #5: 1 Combond encounter ($130.001).
A mysterious man set up his tent on the territory of the New Committee. For just one Combond, he will tell you his secret. Approximately one Combond, that is…
Stretch Goal #6: Personal Drone Assistants ($135.000).
Miniature drones that will criticize your actions, bring comic relief and even occasionally be useful. But mostly they’ll criticize.
Stretch Goal #7: Gladiator Arena ($145.000).
An enslaved player will find themselves in a very real post-apocalyptic coliseum, where the only way out is by winning. A free player can also go voluntarily, by fighting for cash and the right to challenge the local champion. A clever operator may even be able to lay bets and cheat the bookmakers!
Stretch Goal #8: Modding Support ($160.000).
Encased is a huge game with great potential to expand, and while we’ve let our imaginations run wild on the possibilities, we won’t have the resources to do it all. But maybe you, our players, do. We’ll give you what you need to make new content for the game.
Stretch Goal #9: Narration Voice Over ($210.000).
Encased is full of stories. And if you want these stories to be accompanied by the atmospheric and deep voice of the narrator – and believe us, you do want this – then we need your help.