Depth of Extinction – HOF Studios’ sharp turn-based strategy game with roguelike elements, “Depth of Extinction“, is launching Thursday, September 27 on Steam, GOG, itch.io, and the Humble Store. Inspired by XCOM 2 and FTL: Faster Than Light, the game allows you to handpick fighters from a roster of hardened operatives to join your squad – then battle vicious factions and killer machines in defense of mankind. Venture into a terrifying underwater world rife with violence in this complex, addictive strategy game with real permadeath and superb pixel art.
Depth of Extinction’s engaging storyline is rich in detail – unfolding gradually through random encounters. For maximum tactical freedom, the game allows you to choose from 8 different classes (each with their own unique skills) and up to 115 different weapons, armor, and items. Think ahead – and think fast – to remain in one piece after each mission …
Are you ready to take part in mankind’s last stand? If so, a word of warning: Depth of Extinction is not forgiving – and death is permanent!
Thousands of years ago, an unknown calamity plunged civilization as we know it to the bottom of what is now a vast ocean. As the waters rose, those who survived the event formed a new society known as the “Creators” and rebuilt the human population – producing advanced technology to better suit their needs. However, as eons passed, the Creators faded from existence – leaving behind remnants of their civilization and their technology.
With the seas more uncertain than ever, mankind has split into multiple factions – including “The Republic,” who used the machines left behind by the Creators and became the most stable faction while the others favored violence instead. However, these machines started to fail them – and the population grew wary of the future. With rumors of killer machines or worse in faraway seas, humanity’s only chance at survival is to venture out into the unknown.
– Experience a deep storyline through random encounters and real permadeath.
– Fight fire with fire in thrilling turn-based tactical battles.
– Enjoy stunning pixel art that blends the old with the new.
– Choose from 8 different classes – each with their own unique skills.
– Gear up with more than 115 different weapons, armor, and items!
Depth of Extinction will be available on Steam (PC, Mac, and Linux) Thursday, September 27 for $17.99 – a 10% discount. The game will return to its original price of $19.99 on October 4. Depth of Extinction will also be available on itch.io, GOG, and the Humble Store.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
HOF Studios was founded in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia by software engineer Mike Stumhofer to bring fun, retro-inspired games to life. The studio’s first title was Cubicle Run for iOS and Android in 2015. Since then, HOF Studios has continued to develop new game experiences featuring appealing storylines and exciting gameplay – exemplified by its first PC release, Depth of Extinction. Additional team members include developer Kevin Dressel, pixel artist Sebastien Vakerics, and writer Chris Krubeck. To learn more about HOF Studios and Depth of Extinction, please visit http://hofstudios.com.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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