Gloomwood has been described as "Thief with guns". This is both a compliment of the highest order and a massive weight to put on any game's shoulders, let alone one as promising as Gloomwood.
The game takes place in a dark Victorian city that has been consumed by an ancient curse. To survive, players must use their stealth, an arsenal of eccentric weapons-such as a revolver and a canesword-and your wit. To build up their arsenal, players will have to scavenge for whatever bits of useful material remain. To stay alive, players will have to tread lightly and eavesdrop by leaning and peeking through door cracks.