Ludomotion and Big Sugar have released Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy in Early Access. In addition, the team have shared the game’s E3 2021 trailer that you can find below.
Unexplored 2 is a procedural roguelite action-RPG without grind, xp, or gold. Game Director Joris Dormans shared some additional details about this game.
“We are aiming to create a new kind of RPG. Unexplored 2 is what you might call an adaptive RPG. It’s not just your character that ends up reflecting your choices. Through our legacy system, the entire game world adapts to your choices and style of play.”
Talking about the generative nature of the game, Dormans explains:
“We’re way beyond exploring content generation techniques at this point, what matters now is the impact it has on the game’s design. Something I call Radical Content Generation. We’re using it so that the experience is always novel and the player is always driving their own story. It’s almost like engaging with your own virtual D&D Dungeon Master.”
We’re a small team and we’re trying to figure out how all these systems should come together whilst we’re creating them. We’re slowly getting there, so it’s absolutely great to see the response so far. A lot of players, press and streamers seem to genuinely understand, embrace and enjoy the freedom the game offers. They set out on quests of their choosing, they craft their own tools, and they decide themselves when they are ready to face the challenges the end-game offers. Combined with more traditional roguelike elements, this makes the stakes of their adventures very, very real.”