“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” – H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
What We Know
- Releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
- Will be available on the Epic Games Store
- Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
- Developed by Frogwares
- Being Released on all platforms June 27th, 2019
Frogwares describes The Sinking City as an action/investigation game. The game is set in the fictional city of Oakmont, Massachusetts in the 1920s. The entire game is inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft who made his career by producing works of horror fiction.
“The investigation is where the demo truly shines. The setting, dialogue, and subtle nods to the works that inspired it sucked me in, but the gameplay kept me wanting more.” -adventuresinpoortaste.com
Upon arriving Oakmont, you start your investigation on a mysterious flood inundating the city while trying to ‘shed light on the darkness that has seized the place and corrupted the minds of the inhabitants – and yours…’
From what we understand of the game so far this will be a true investigative gaming experience forcing players to legitimately search for clues and markers throughout the gameplay. Don’t expect to have the game holding your hand through your adventures – and do expect great horror elements to surprise you along the way.
The Sinking City Gamplay
Here is a great narrated video of the gameplay footage – this will take you through what to expect within Oakmont during your investigation.
Some more trailers…
Sinking City Chrome Plugin
In a twitter post by @thesinkingcity, they advertised a cool chrome browser plugin that would transform world leaders names into Cthulu’s Mythos dieties.
Does reading the news makes you feel sad?
If so, then download our "We are living in a Lovecraft story" Chrome plug-in!
Replace the world’s leaders names with Cthulhu's Mythos deities and turn the news into a Lovecraft story! Might as well.
— The Sinking City (@thesinkingcity) March 29, 2019