A new title from developer Frogwares Games hopes to capture the feel of a Lovecraftian-horror setting with their game The Sinking City.

The Sinking City is an open-world investigative game, where players will have to find clues and hints to figure out their path through the game. Players are encouraged to experiment and find clues in the game, there will be no hand-holding of players in the title.

Set in the 1920’s, the game takes place in the fictional city of Oakmont, Massachusetts that has been flooded completely by an endless torrent of rising tides. Players will step into the shoes of a private investigator, tasked with uncovering the mysteries surrounding the Oakmont and the growing, supernatural presence that threatens to swallow up the whole town.  The Sinking City is wholly inspired by Lovecraft style horror, where the player must battle against cultists and supernatural beings at times. The game will contain an insanity mechanic as well, invoking similar mechanics found in older titles such as Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.

The Sinking City is an open-world investigative game, where players will have to find clues and hints to figure out their path through the game. Players are encouraged to experiment and find clues in the game, there will be no hand-holding of players in the title.

Many different types of monsters will be in the game, but the goal is to investigate, not fight them. Ammo is scarce and players will need to use their wits to survive encounters with them.

There is currently no release date for The Sinking City, as the game is still being developed. The footage shown was all in alpha stage, showcasing some of the investigations, dialogue sections and some combat against Lovecraftian horrors.

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Robert Grosso

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