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Apr 24, 2023

Apogee Entertainment announces Vexlands, open-world crafting adventure from Courier of the Crypts devs – releasing in 2024

From Press Release:

Dallas, TX – April 24, 2023 – Vexlands, the open-world crafting adventure developed by Emberheart Games and published by Apogee Entertainment, sets off to build a homestead on Steam for PC, GOG and the Epic Games Store in early 2024.

Forge a safe haven in the midst of a long cursed worldscape, and embark on a journey to discover the source of the surroundings’ ill fate. In this peculiar, all but vacant landscape, discover remnants of the past that tell tales of the disappearance of humanity. Explore and expand into the unknown while on the hunt for food sources and relics, and craft items to increase chances of survival.

Gather resources in exchange for precious coins, and spend hard-earned money to unlock nearby territories. Each parcel purchase is a gamble and permanently introduces good or bad elements into the ecosystem. Fruitful new areas can add positives to the world like raw materials, food sources, and new dungeons, while unlucky land grabs unleash dangerous enemies and enact natural disasters with surprising effects on the surroundings.

Every playthrough offers a one-of-a-kind experience thanks to a procedurally generated world with dynamic weather. Pray for light rain to water crops, but fear storms capable of flooding farm grounds. Meteor strikes and lightning can crush buildings, but yield rare materials in the wreckage. And don’t forget to make it home before dark for a strategic advantage against the monsters lurking at night.

Outfit a thriving home base with supplies and defensive structures, and rest between quests into the unknown across five biomes. Harvest trees and foliage to provide tools and sustenance, and build crafting stations to upgrade gear. Discover local livestock and herd them homeward to create ongoing food sources, and construct buildings to speed up resource production and efficiency. Collect multi-purpose herbs that can be used for cooking up stamina-building meals or as part of alchemy recipes for potions to increase health, speed and defense.

Slash, dash and magic blast enemies to smithereens during jaunts into new territory, and prioritize a plethora of abilities with extensive skill trees. Focus on farming, production and storage upgrades to craft the perfect homestead, and level up adventuring skills to make quick work of enemies during skirmishes and dastardly dungeon crawls.

“Vexlands shines in its customizability. Each playthrough is a new experience that lends itself to different playstyles,” says Scott Miller, Founder of Apogee Entertainment. “Between a beautiful procedurally generated world, a completely custom progression system and a pinch of coziness, a unique adventure awaits for every player and every playthrough.”

Vexlands is now in development, headed to Steam for PC, GOG and the Epic Games Store in 2024. For more information, please connect with the official Emberheart Games website, as well as the legendary publisher Apogee Entertainment on their official websiteTwitterDiscordYouTubeFacebook and Instagram.