Curious Expedition (2016)

by Ji-yeong
6 minutes read


Curious Expedition (2016)

Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century. Together with famous personalities you will venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never explored before for fame, science and treasures.

The game was developed by Maschinen-Mensch and published by Thunderful Publishing. It was released on Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS.


Curious Expedition is a turn-based roguelike game. The player takes control of a party of explorers and sets out on an expedition to one of several randomly generated regions. The goal of the expedition is to explore the region, discover new locations, and collect treasure.

The player’s party consists of up to four explorers, each with their own unique skills and abilities. The player must carefully manage their party’s resources, including food, water, and ammunition. The player must also be aware of the dangers of the environment, such as wild animals, diseases, and hostile natives.

As the player explores the region, they will encounter a variety of events. These events can be anything from finding a new treasure to being attacked by a group of bandits. The player must make choices about how to respond to these events, and their choices will affect the outcome of the expedition.

If the player’s party survives the expedition, they will return to London with their treasure. The player can then use their treasure to purchase new equipment and supplies for future expeditions.


Curious Expedition is set in the late 19th century, a time of great exploration and discovery. The game features a variety of historically accurate locations, including the Amazon rainforest, the African savanna, and the Arctic.

The game’s world is full of danger and mystery. The player’s party will encounter a variety of hostile creatures, including wild animals, cannibals, and pirates. The player must also be aware of the dangers of the environment, such as diseases, starvation, and dehydration.


Curious Expedition features a cast of over 100 unique characters, each with their own unique skills and abilities. The player can choose to play as one of these characters, or they can create their own custom character.

Some of the most famous characters in Curious Expedition include:

  • Sir Richard Burton: A renowned explorer and adventurer.
  • Amelia Earhart: A pioneering aviator.
  • Marie Curie: A physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.
  • Nikola Tesla: An inventor and electrical engineer who is best known for his work on alternating current.
  • H.P. Lovecraft: A horror writer who is known for his stories of cosmic horror.


Curious Expedition received positive reviews from critics. The game was praised for its challenging gameplay, its beautiful graphics, and its charming sense of humor.

Curious Expedition was nominated for several awards, including the Independent Games Festival Award for Excellence in Design. The game was also included in several lists of the best games of 2016.


Curious Expedition is a challenging and rewarding roguelike game. The game’s beautiful graphics, charming sense of humor, and cast of unique characters make it a must-play for fans of the genre.

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