Depth of Extinction – HOF Studios’ sharp turn-based strategy game with roguelike elements – is now available on Steam, GOG, itch.io, and Humble. Inspired by genre stalwarts XCOM 2 and FTL: Faster Than Light, the game allows players to handpick fighters from a roster of hardened operatives to join their squad – then battle vicious factions and killer machines in defense of mankind.
Depth of Extinction’s terrifying underwater world is rife with violence. Players into complex gameplay, real permadeath, and superb pixel art have much to look for – whether they’re strategy novices or veterans looking for their next jaunt.
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 technology.
With the seas more uncertain than ever, mankind has split into multiple factions – including “The Republic,” which 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 into the unknown.
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!
Available on Steam, itch.io, GOG and Humble (Windows, Mac, and Linux), Depth of Extinction has been featured in a number of outlets – including Rock Paper Shotgun, Pop Geeks, GamesRadar, GameSkinny, Flickering Myth, and PC Gamer.
Read more about Depth of Extinction and HOF Studios here.