INSOMNIA is a dieselpunk sci-fi RPG about the slowly degrading remnants of human society attempting to survive on an abandoned space metropolis. Develop your character, explore lovingly handcrafted locations, interact with peculiar NPCs and factions and try to stay alive in this brutal world.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (14) - 85% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (588) - 63% of the 588 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 27, 2018

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March 14

Update #50: Media Appreciation Day, ptII

Hello everyone! Today we are giving you our 50th Steam update and we’d like to dedicate it to the press coverage INSOMNIA received since its release. Other than the usual media attention our game managed to participate in the self-cooling headset tests held by CNET. And of course it’s time to share a few more selected quotes:

“Insomnia: The Ark has been a long time coming. Developed by Russian developer Mono Studio over the course of nine years, it gained a significant following after a successful 2014 Kickstarter campaign. Now this retro sci-fi RPG is finally ready to play, and looks like an impressive combination of Fallout, Mass Effect, and Bioshock.” - Marshall Lemon @ VG24/7

“The art direction is mesmerizing. The dieselpunk Nomah civilization has a fascinating and beautiful aesthetic. It looks like a combination of Soviet propaganda and architecture with retro-futuristic elements. As said in the preview, the influence from the art direction of Fallout and BioShock is very clear, though it’s not just a barefaced imitation. It’s an original combination of elements and details, with a sleek space station visual design.” - Richard Costa @ Techraptor

We are also expecting an in-depth interview with 80 Level to be published for everyone to read in the nearest future. It covers quite a few peculiar technical details regarding the game.

YouTube vs. INSOMNIA: The Ark

Even though it’s been around 5 months since the game has been released, we are still seeing let’s plays and streams pop-up from all around the world. So if you haven’t tried INSOMNIA yourself yet, we recommend checking out one of the following videos in your native language:

Thanks to everyone for spreading the news! Until next time :)

P.S. we will have more news regarding v1.5 in our next update.
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February 28

The origins of citizen KZ0012

Hello everyone! Today, we will shed some light on the backstory of the main character who is generally known as citizen KZ0012 (but you can call him Elliot, if you so desire). One can make an assumption that these letters and numbers are random and meaningless. However, this is not the case when it comes to INSOMNIA’s world, which we have been developing for so many years. So what does KZ0012 mean?

Over four centuries had elapsed since Object 6 started on its journey. Its destination - the Evacuation Point - remaining a symbol of hopes and dreams. Thousands of people are lying in synthetic slumber in order to one day occupy their place in a well-oiled government machine.

Traditional reproduction and the institutions of family have long been abolished. The population numbers are kept in check by embryonic incubation and genetic engineering.

Citizen ID is a personal number which is given to each citizen of Urb on the day they are born. Each ID consists of letters and digits which stand for the generation indicator and index number respectively. The first artificial generation was born 97 years after Exodus and got an AA indicator:

You start your journey as citizen KZ0012 after an automatic awakening procedure is executed and your multi-year sleep session is brought to an end. KZ0012 was born in 382 (each second letter in a Citizen ID stands for one of the 26 years which are part of a certain generation) and was the 12th baby born in this particular year.

He experienced his first Big Sleep procedure in 399 when he was 17, spending 5 years in stasis. KZ0012 was 23 the second time he was hibernated, spending 2 more years in Limb before the terrorist attack shook the facility and many citizens were brought back to reality in the most shocking manner. Upon awakening, KZ0012 starts experiencing the symptoms of somnia in form of hallucinations and visions — his first taste of somnic space.

But that is a whole different story...
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About This Game

INSOMNIA is a dieselpunk sci-fi RPG about the slowly degrading remnants of human society attempting to survive on an abandoned space metropolis. Develop your character, explore lovingly handcrafted locations, interact with peculiar NPCs and factions, craft equipment 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...

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.

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz CPU, 4 cores
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 760, AMD Radeon R7 360
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 12 GB available space

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