Over the last year Frogwares, the team behind Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, have been releasing development diaries for their latest title The Sinking City. While they’ve been quietly working away on the new IP they’ve been building a lot interest and a healthy fan following due to the games influences—H.P. Lovecraft.
Lovecraft’s works and the world he built of ancient otherworldly beings have been a huge influence across many different forms of media. His dark horror is such an inspiration that The Sinking City is not the only Lovecraftian inspired gaming coming out in the near future. While the previously announced Call of Cthulhu stays a lot closer to the original material, The Sinking City sets itself apart by creating its own story and fitting into the existing world of Lovecraft’s unsettling world.
In their latest development diary the team take the time to talk about how their story will fit into the Cthulhu Mythos. The player steps into the shoes of a 1920s private investigator who finds himself in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts, New England—not too far from the town of Innsmouth. A city suffering from unprecedented floods of clearly supernatural origins. A city trembling on the brink of madness.
While The Sinking City doesn’t have a release date yet they have confirmed they will be releasing on PC and consoles when the time is right. If you think what’s been missing in your game library was a dip into the waters of madness then be sure to check our Frogware’s official website to stay up to date and check out the latest development diary below.