Matrioshka Games, working with publisher Wandering Wizard – the indie division of Snail Games, released their newest IP, Expedition Agartha, into Early Access. The game which allows explorers to take on the hardcore challenges alone or with others to fight, loot, craft, live, and die is in development by a small indie-but-mighty team of passionate developers, drawing influence from several warrior cultures in world history as expeditions from around the world race to find the hidden subterranean land of Agartha. The Early Access build is available now on Steam for Windows PCs for 20 percent off ($19.99 USD) through August 24, and $24.99 USD thereafter.
Expedition Agartha’s survive-and-extract style gameplay includes a variety of weapons, armor sets, and craftable items to loot, trade, or pillage as players discover the secrets to three (3) expansive maps. Players can bring their spoils on board the Mao Kun; the flagship of a Ming-dynasty era treasure fleet, to trade items, show off hard-earned gear, or recruit other mercenaries for their adventures. Train together against dummies at the mercenary base camp, or embark deeper into the Lost Continent of Mu to face off against other mercenaries, the undead, and the mystical dangers that await underground.
As more players explore the legend of Agartha, they can expect updates, new features, quality of life improvements, and development milestones by the Matrioshka Games team, a small force of devs working on the project from across the globe.
Players who embark on an expedition to discover Agartha should prepare for a challenging first-person PvPvE medieval combat experience, whose influences range from Dark Souls to Escape from Tarkov. Players just beginning their Expedition Agartha journey can choose to enter the Lost Island as a Freebooter with random starter gear, or customize their Mercenary’s gear to embark on deeper expeditions, where death at the hands of another player means a permanent loss of hard-earned loot. Successful raids of the Lost Island grant access to the Hypogean Undercroft and the Ancient Caverns, each a fully explorable map with countless secrets, collectibles, and gear to acquire. Complete quests for vendors, upgrade your weapons and craft powerful armor as you race to the heart of a mystery that ties all of human history together.