Curious Expedition 2 Coming Soon to Steam Early Access

A new journey begins June 17.
Gothenburg, Sweden – June 10, 2020 – Thunderful Publishing and Maschinen-Mensch are excited to invite brave explorers to discover the brand-new world of Curious Expedition 2 when it launches on Steam Early Access June 17, 2020 for $16.99. Early Access is planned to run through Fall 2020 with an official release date being announced at a later time.
Curious Expedition 2 – Early Access Reveal Video
“We’re really excited to enter the Early Access phase with Curious Expedition 2” said Riad Djemili, co-founder of Maschinen-Mensch. “Involving our players in the development process has been fundamental in shaping and improving the original Curious Expedition, and we’re sure it will be the same for the sequel.”
Curious Expedition 2 has been in closed alpha for the past six months with over 2000 players providing feedback through the official Discord server. We’re now thrilled to invite everyone to participate in the Steam Early Access phase. This will give players the opportunity to provide feedback and support the game during the rest of its development. Maschinen-Mensch encourages Early Access players to join the official Discord to talk about the game, report bugs, and get official updates on the progress from the developers.

About Curious Expedition 2

Curious Expedition 2 is the follow-up to the award-winning 19th century expedition simulation. Join the legendary Explorer Clubs and venture on unprecedented voyages to regions never before explored for fame, science and treasure!


  • Explore procedurally generated worlds in a variety of biomes, each featuring a new combination of dangers and opportunities.
  • Manage your resources to keep your trek alive and sanity high. Balance greed against your survival needs to find glory without perishing.
  • Procedural storytelling makes every adventure unique. Your characters form relationships, change loyalty, acquire mental illnesses, and more in response to the environment and your decisions.
  • Embark on an epic campaign that combines procedural gameplay with handcrafted story to create a narrative experience that can be played again and again.
  • All-new combat mechanics will require all your cleverness to survive fierce wild animals and legendary creatures.
  • Join online challenges and pledge yourself to an Explorer Club to compete for unique rewards.
  • Outfit your party members with equippable gear to create builds that can take on any challenge.
  • Set off on all-new expedition types, each with their own unique goal and events. Will you seek out the legendary Golden Pyramid or choose to recover the Rainbow Orchid instead?
  • Explore and discover mysterious locations. Plunder ancient shrines, haggle with strange mole people, loot ghostly pirate ships, and more…
  • 4K-native graphics featuring a classic comic-inspired art style.
  • Veteran CE1 players will discover tons of new content: new items, character types, enemies, biomes, tribes, events, and more!

About Maschinen-Mensch

Maschinen-Mensch is a Berlin-based studio founded in April 2014 by Riad Djemili and Johannes Kristmann, combining 15 years of experience in professional AAA game productions. Among other projects, they worked on the multi-award winning game “Spec Ops: The Line” by YAGER Development. Maschinen-Mensch’s debut title Curious Expedition was first released in May 2015 on Steam Early Access. The team, which has grown to 8 people, is currently working on Curious Expedition 2, scheduled for release in 2020.

About Thunderful Publishing

Thunderful Games was founded in December 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden as a sister company to game studios Image & Form and Zoink. This new collaboration means that the companies can now act more forcefully and bring something very attractive to the market.