Thunderful Publishing and independent developer Maschinen-Mensch released a free DLC update, The New Director, for their roguelike pulp adventure Curious Expedition 2. In the update, a new Director Mode sets up post main gameplay along with a new biome and much more.
Mixing narrative roguelike elements in a Jules Verne styled pulp turn-based adventure of a pen and paper RPG, Curious Expedition 2 continues to deliver on that very gameplay experience in The New Director update. Taking place after the main game, players are put in the shoes of the new Director of Expedition. Now as a seasoned explorer, players are tasked to head out to even more dangerous.
Right after finishing working on Crusader Kings III, I joined the team at Maschinen-Mensch to help design post-release content for Curious Expedition 2. We’ve been hard at work on Director Mode for some time now, and it’s been really fun to see how it keeps providing new challenges, even for seasoned players! Having to choose your own difficulty modifiers emphasises the strategic aspects of the game, and makes the way you build your trek much more important.Petter Vilberg, Game Designer at Maschinen-Mensch
A brand new outlandish biome, The Corrupted Portal Worlds appears in the free update. Walking through the portals will take players to islands that are influenced by the purple fog. There are otherworldly sights on these dangerous islands, however there are also great discoveries to be made by the brave and daring.
Inhabiting the corrupted islands are the mysterious Pale Masks tribe. Their masks bare a smile and cover the faces of those who are corrupted by the purple fog. Now the Pale Masks tribe is moving beyond The Corrupted Portal Worlds and can be found taking over other islands.
Other additions in the update include a new ferocious T-Rex enemy, a recruitable jellyfish, Stygimoloch recruitable character, and Joobeee the truffle hog. There are an assortment of other various new items plus the addition of an expedition Hall of Fame. For a more complete list of changes and additions in The New Director update for Curious Expedition 2 view the list on Steam here.
The game is currently available on Windows PC. Later in 2021 Curious Expedition 2 will land on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation console platforms.
Curious Expedition 2 is available on Windows PC through Steam for $16.99 USD. A 25% off Steam sale for Curious Expedition 2 runs until May 31, 2021. Players can pick up the original Curious Expedition on Humble Bundle and Steam. More information about Curious Expedition 2 can be found on the game’s Steam page or on the developer’s page here.
Maschinen-Mensch (@maschimensch Twitter) is an independent game development studio out of Berlin, Germany. Founded by Riad Djemili and Johannes Kristmann in April 2014, the two founders have a combined 15 years of experience on AAA game titles. The studio’s first game was released in May 2015.
Thunderful Publishing (@Thunderfulgames Twitter) is a video game publisher based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Founded in December 2017 as a sister company to game studios Image & Form and Zoink, the company is a fully-owned subsidiary of Thunderful Group AB.
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