News - INSOMNIA: The Ark - Launch Trailer and Release Date


With more now available, we have a release date for when you can expect to no longer sleep. Sounds awesome right? Who needs to go to bed when there's a hundred other things that you could be doing instead! That's enough of me not sleeping for now though, enjoy the trailer and the release date!



Eight years in the making, the sci-fi epic from HeroCraft and Studio Mono will launch on 27 September

5 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Publisher HeroCraft and developer Studio Mono have revealed a brand new launch trailer for their upcoming dieselpunk RPG, INSOMNIA: The Ark, which will launch for PC via Steam on 27 September.

The new trailer gives players the best taste yet of the labour-of-love RPG, eight years in the making at Samara, Russia-based developer Studio Mono. Players explore a colossal space metropolis brimming with the secrets of a long-gone civilization – with an epic story that can be completed alongside four NPC companions, with 12 different endings determined by players' choices throughout the game.

Explore Object 6 – a colossal space station set on a dismal 400-year journey in search of a new home. Your character wakes from cryogenic sleep – stricken with a rare psychological disease and unknowingly holding humanity's last hope in his bare hands...
Following a successful closed beta phase over the summer which helped inform final tweaks and improvements, HeroCraft and Studio Mono are ready to unleash the title – eagerly awaited within roleplay circles – on the world. And what's more, the game will continue to be supported post-launch, with additional content and features to be added via free DLC.

INSOMNIA: The Ark will release via Steam on 27 September for $29.99 / £29.99 / €29.99.

About INSOMNIA: The Ark

INSOMNIA: The Ark is a dieselpunk sci-fi RPG about the slowly degrading remnants of human society attempting to survive on an abandoned space metropolis. Players will develop their character, explore lovingly handcrafted locations, interact with peculiar NPCs and factions, and try to stay alive in this brutal world.

Welcome to Object 6 – a colossal space station set on a dismal 400-year journey in search of a new home. Your character wakes from cryogenic sleep – stricken with a rare psychological disease and unknowingly holding humanity's last hope in his bare hands...

Key Features
  • Exploration is rewarding... and dangerous – Survive hunger, thirst, fatigue while searching for valuable technology and resources in over 70 unique locations. Pay attention - INSOMNIA's nuanced world can conceal unexpected quests from treacherous characters, as well as savage enemies and deadly hazards.
  • Personalized journey – Break free from character classes and unwanted grind with a flexible perk system combined with a large amount of craftable items and equipment. Choose your gear wisely - every armor and weapon type in the game has its own tactical virtues and shortcomings.
  • Сhoices matter – Navigate a non-linear storyline with 'points of no return' that encourage unorthodox approaches and 12 different story endings. Your character's chosen background plays a role in how you interact with NPC's and factions, as well as influences the outcomes of certain quests.
  • A rich universe – Experience a neo-noir world with elements of dieselpunk. Witness man-made apocalyptic landscapes imbued with a dark ambient soundtrack and echoes of a decaying civilization.

About Studio Mono

Studio Mono is an independent studio full of like-minded individuals from around the globe, united by the idea of creating a complex, layered RPG with unique game mechanics and a thoroughly thought-out, elaborate universe. As they work on INSOMNIA, they share ideas, learn from each other, overcome difficulties and obstacles, moving ever-closer to their goal.

About HeroCraft

HeroCraft is an established developer and publisher of high-quality games for PC and mobile platforms, such as Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. Today the company's portfolio comprises over 150 games from an array of genres. Headquartered in Kaliningrad, Russia, HeroCraft was founded in 2002 and employs over 100 staff in offices across Europe.


Article by Pierre-Yves
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