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Depth of Extinction Turn-based tactical rpg

Written by Marcello TBL

Depth of Extinction - Pc Game

Exploring a flooded post-apocalyptic world in this new promising turn-based tactical RPG. Heavily inspired by games like Fallout, X-com and FTL.

The independent HOF STUDIO based in Atlanta is working at Depth of Extinction. A new pixeled turn-based game that features in-depth strategic gameplay and high replay value.

Depth of Extinction - Pc Game Overview
A promising pixel art turn-based game inspired by games like FTL, Xcom and Fallout

Exploring a flooded world

In the Depth of Extinction the oceans have covered the whole world.
We will find ourselves guiding the defenders of the last government on a desperate mission to save the earth.
We will have to train and lead a group of mercenaries and guide them to the final mission.

The world map and the nodes

We will explore a procedurally generated world map in FTL style with our submarine. We have to choose from different destinations (nodes), each one with his reward: weapons, armors, fuel, soldiers.

Depth of Extinction - Exploring World map
Exploring a procedurally generated world map in FTL style.

Defending our submarine from pirate attacks and try to never run out of fuel is vital.

Each campaign has a length ranging from 5 to 10 hours.

Turn-based tactical combat

When we choose a node there will always be an enemy encounter who will start the combat phase.

The combat phase is turn-based, with X-Com style coverage system.

Each soldier has its own characteristics that increase with increasing experience and will affect accuracy and ability to move.

Depth of Extinction - Gameplay
We will fight 25 unique enemies from 5 factions

They become stronger and will find better equipment along the way to the final boss.

We better be prepared because the final boss is really challenging.

In the game there is the perma-death with iron mode. A dead soldier cannot come back to life and we can not restore the game from a previous point. Here you will find a good article about the early access of Depth of Extinction.

Here a list of features from their steam page:

  • Emergent storyline on randomly generated maps with random encounters
  • Unlock 11 unique character classes
  • Outfit your team with more than 150 different weapons, armor, and items
  • Fight 25 unique enemies from 5 factions
  • Perma-Death

Release date and early access

Depth of Extinction is still in development and the release is scheduled for summer 2018.

Meanwhile, you can buy the game on the official website and try the early access build that will allow you to play Depth of Extinction until the final mission.

Below you will find a trailer gameplay, a list of features of the game, and a link to the steam page.

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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.

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