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After initially being under the Paradox Arc publishing arm, it seems Across the Obelisk has done well enough for Paradox Interactive directly to want it - so they acquired it. The game has managed to sell over 350,000 copies now too.

Across the Obelisk is a dynamic deckbuilding rogue-lite RPG that challenges you to create a party from a diverse set of characters, engage in tactical card-based combat, and find a unique path across a world that changes in reaction to your decisions. You can play it in solo or with up to three friends online with each playthrough being different thanks to branching paths, customizable heroes, hundreds of cards with upgrades and more.

Out now is also a brand new DLC:

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The new DLC includes:

  • Two new Aura and Curse mechanics called Scourge and Zeal.
  • Three new pets to be unlocked.
  • A multi-layered dungeon in the pyramids of Ulminin.
  • More than 20 new enemies.
  • 3 new bosses.
  • More than 30 new items.
  • An all-new scarab mechanic where scarabs will randomly appear during combat and give bonuses if you manage to defeat them!
  • And more.

From the press release:

“Paradox Arc's mission is to find the Paradox games of tomorrow; games that are deep, endlessly replayable and resonate with the Paradox Interactive audience. In that regard, Across the Obelisk checks all the boxes,” said Sebastian Forsström, Head of Paradox Arc at Paradox Interactive. “The Arc initiative starts with the support that small development teams need to bring their games to market, but the potential for breakout success is always something we look for as well. It’s a perfect story Arc, pun intended, to see our very first Paradox Arc game reach this level of success, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the game can achieve next.”

Across the Obelisk has Native Linux support and it is Steam Deck Playable.

You can buy it on Humble Store and Steam.

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5 comments

d10sfan Aug 17, 2023
That's a shame, for that game probably means a ton more dlc like what happened to prison architect
robvv Aug 17, 2023
Looks quite interesting but the standard Paradox DLC release practices are too rich for me these days.
Pikolo Aug 17, 2023
Quoting: d10sfanThat's a shame, for that game probably means a ton more dlc like what happened to prison architect
Yeah. Paradox games get great support but a flurry of DLC I can never keep up with
Purple Library Guy Aug 17, 2023
Quoting: Pikolo
Quoting: d10sfanThat's a shame, for that game probably means a ton more dlc like what happened to prison architect
Yeah. Paradox games get great support but a flurry of DLC I can never keep up with
Still doesn't leave you with any less game than you would have had if the DLC weren't published. I mean, the game already exists; they probably aren't going to yank bits out of it and repackage them as DLC.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 17 August 2023 at 6:49 pm UTC
scaine Aug 18, 2023
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Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: Pikolo
Quoting: d10sfanThat's a shame, for that game probably means a ton more dlc like what happened to prison architect
Yeah. Paradox games get great support but a flurry of DLC I can never keep up with
Still doesn't leave you with any less game than you would have had if the DLC weren't published. I mean, the game already exists; they probably aren't going to yank bits out of it and repackage them as DLC.

Yep, and there's usually a LOT of DLC which extends the playtime of what you originally bought. I don't understand the negativity around this kind of DLC. Sure, some practices are shitty - withholding content at release, for example, or over-pricing, but Paradox is one of the few DLC-focused publishers out there that do it well.

Across the Obelix is a StS-like that I need to get back into. I played it too early in EA and it wasn't quite ready - lots of complexity, not quite enough depth. Apparently it's top-notch now, and with all acts released, I need to spend more time with it.
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