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CRYPTIC EXPLORERS by Tempest Tome Games Tempest Tome Games
CRYPTIC EXPLORERS is an asymmetrical squad tactics and survival horror game for 2-4 players. Pillage the Realms of Death of their occult secrets! Fulfilling in 2021 post-Covid.

Project overview

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CRYPTIC EXPLORERS is an asymmetrical squad tactics and survival horror game for 2-4 players.

Step into a future where elite specialists from a ruthless mega-corporation travel beyond the veil of life and corporeality to steal the secrets of Death. Return to Earth and the living with your spoils... if you can survive the journey. 

CRYPTIC EXPLORERS is about customizationstrategy, and calculated sacrifice.

In CRYPTIC EXPLORERS 1 to 3 players command the Cryptonauts, human specialists tasked with entering the hideous otherworldly Realms of Death to steal occult knowledge and escape back to Earth. 

In order to survive, Cryptonauts will have to work together to battle monsterscollect souls, and upgrade their powerful abilities

Each Cryptonaut player customizes their own personal squad of 2-3 Cryptonauts to combat the malicious Goddesses of the Realms and their spawn. Players choose from a total of 32 Cryptonauts - each with their own unique abilitiesart, and lore.
Opposing the Cryptonauts is a single Goddess player assuming the role of 1 of 3 unique Goddesses of Death - a mighty and wicked supernatural entity that rules over the Realms. 

The Goddess player summons monsters, plays game-bending mastery effects, and empowers her dark monoliths in an attempt to kill all the Cryptonauts before they can escape with her Realm's otherworldly secrets.  

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Late Backers Pledges

  • Print and Play Game
    Printable files for Regular Edition copy of CRYPTIC EXPLORERS & Expansion.
  • Regular Game

    Regular Game

    Regular Edition copy of CRYPTIC EXPLORERS.
  • Deluxe Game

    Deluxe Game

    Deluxe Edition copy of CRYPTIC EXPLORERS.
  • Alpha Return Expansion Game
    Expansion game for CRYPTIC EXPLORERS.

Late Backers Add-Ons

  • Gor'Kuk Resin Bust
    90mm Resin bust.
  • Black Resin/Oak Plinth
    Black resin and oak wood base, for use with Gor'Kuk Resin Bust.
  • Cassette Soundtrack
    60 minutes of CRYPTIC EXPLORERS atmospheric dungeon synth music.
  • T-Shirt


  • T-Shirt (2XL+)
    Larger sized CRYPTIC EXPLORERS t-shirt.
  • Bone Dice Set
    Set of 4 deluxe 1d6 bone dice.
  • Translation Pack
    Translation PDF for Greek/Spanish/Czech.