Curious Expedition Wiki

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Curious Expedition is a rogue-like expedition simulation set in the 19th century. It's the first game by indie developer Maschinen-Mensch. The game is available on Steam, GOG, Humble Store and at the developer's official homepage. The game has been regularly updated through its early access release on November 2014 to its final update on December 2019. A list of all the updates can be found here. For information on modding the game, go here. If you want to talk to other fans of the game and stay up to date with the latest news, you can do it visiting the official discord page.

Curious Expedition 2 is now available! It also has its own wiki which you can find here.


  • They had a long list of alternative names for the game. Here’s the top 5: Adventurous, Rogue Expedition, The Adventurous Spirit, The Extraordinary Expedition, Spirit of Adventure.
  • There’s a running gag about this game creating a bitter rivalry between Maschinen-Mensch and Abbey Games, makers of Renowned Explorers. In fact, they truly appreciate each other’s games and even made a bundle of their games together, accompanied by a very silly video.
  • The first Curious Expedition game went through many iterations. At one point, collecting butterflies was the main goal.
  • From 2014 to 2020, Curious Expedition sold 217,816 units in total (not counting Humble Bundle) for a gross revenue of $1,827,930 with an average price point of $8,39. You can read about the financial history of Curious Expedition here.
  • Curious Expedition was selected by Rock, Paper, Shotgun as “Best Roguelike Game of 2016” and won the “Deutscher Entwicklerpreis” (German developer award) as Best Indie game in 2015. It has sold more than 300.000 copies to date across all platforms.
  • At one point, there was an attempt to make a Curious Expedition board game with Underground Games, but for the moment, there has been no more news about the project.