After a little over a 12 months, The Curious Expedition‘s multiplayer mode Rivals has left open beta. Once restricted to a browser-only check model, this week Rivals launched as a free replace to the principle downloadable sport. Developers Maschinen-Mensch are providing a tantalising prize for dropping in, too – discover a specific golden pyramid inside its expanse, and earn early entry to the closed alpha for Curious Expedition 2.
The multiplayer facet to our fave roguelike of 2016 has been lurking behind browsers for properly over a 12 months. There’s nothing curious should you’ve been on a solo expedition, in addition to the worlds being 10,000 occasions bigger and completely filled with different gamers. You’re all searching for the identical golden pyramids as earlier than, however not less than you possibly can pop a little nametag on discoveries alongside the best way.
Like a solo enterprise, you’ll be placing collectively a get together, attempting your finest to maintain them alive and kicking as you delve by way of the wilds and uncover story tidbits. Crates scattered around the globe offer you new choices for gear and get together loadouts, resembling Matt’s cocoa-powered cultist gang in his personal Rivals expedition.
Of course, leaving net browsers additionally means Rivals is not free-to-play. You’ll must scrounge up sufficient treasure to select up The Curious Expedition, which is at the moment 50% off on Steam and GOG at £5.49/€7.49/$7.49.
There’s a bit greater than treasure and (restricted, digital) fame hidden within the jungle, thoughts. The devs trace at a golden pyramid that, as soon as discovered, will grant quick entry to the upcoming sequel’s closed alpha. ‘Course, you could possibly all the time keep away from the mosquito bites and simply join the alpha through electronic mail on their site.
That alpha can be kicking off “in the coming weeks”, with an early entry launch hitting Steam someday subsequent 12 months.