Eldritch: a Lovecraftian first-person roguelikelike

What do you get if you cross a roguelikelike with an immersive sim (that's the cool new name for games like Deus Ex and System Shock 2, word lovers) and HP Lovecraft? A hackneyed literary device. You also get the video game Eldritch, which is influenced by all of these.

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What do you get if you cross a roguelikelike with an immersive sim (that's the cool new name for games like Deus Ex and System Shock 2, word lovers) and HP Lovecraft? A hackneyed literary device. You also get the video game Eldritch, which is influenced by all of these.

The "Lovecraftian action roguelike" will send you exploring, sneaking, shooting, and spellcasting through procedurally-generated dark and forgotten places. Eldritch is made by the twin brothers of Minor Key Games, who've worked on series including BioShock and Borderlands.

It's coming to PC on October 21. The official website is selling pre-orders for $15, including early beta access. Should the game survive Steam Greenlight, you'll a Steam key too.

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    September 9, 2013 2:00 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Eldritch: a Lovecraftian first-person roguelikelike.

    What do you get if you cross a roguelikelike with an immersive sim (that's the cool new name for games like Deus Ex and System Shock 2, word lovers) and HP Lovecraft? A hackneyed literary device. You also get the video game Eldritch, which is influenced by all of these.

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      September 9, 2013 2:07 PM

      I'm not sure what to think about this

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        September 9, 2013 2:23 PM

        It looks potentially interesting. The music confuses me, though.

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        September 9, 2013 3:13 PM

        I dont think the trailer is doing them any good, because I dismissed it until someone referred me to this dude playing it:

        http://www.twitch.tv/sneegler/b/458930751

        The actual game seems kind of cool.

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          September 9, 2013 3:44 PM

          ok, this makes me slightly more interested

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          September 9, 2013 6:51 PM

          That makes the game look 200% better. I was originally really off-put by the combination of the fast-paced music and the fast-edits of the trailer, but that twitch.tv play looks much slower paced and somewhat more serious.

          I mean, more serious than 'omg lol stuff shoot it Elder Gods whatever.'

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      September 9, 2013 3:02 PM

      Man, fuck minecraft for creating this hideous block trend.

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        September 9, 2013 3:07 PM

        INF x 10. It basically comes down to any game with that style is an instant 'nope' for me. This could be a good game, but it looks too much like a Minecraft visual mod to me.

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        September 10, 2013 6:35 AM

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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        September 10, 2013 6:37 AM

        agreed. a shame too because 3D Dot Game Heroes had a similar style but looked so much nicer.

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        September 10, 2013 7:53 AM

        itz voxels dude, no polys. omg!

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          October 22, 2013 7:42 PM

          No, it's polygons. It may use a voxel philosophy for its map structure, but it's being rendered with polygons. If it were truly voxel, it would be using a voxel based renderer; which is ray traced. There's a HUGE difference.

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      September 9, 2013 3:35 PM

      The music choice is very odd. Not something I associate with Lovecraft by any stretch.

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        September 9, 2013 4:31 PM

        I think they want to make it Minecrafty. I guess somehow that music is associated with that style of game.

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      September 9, 2013 4:08 PM

      NOPE.EXE

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      September 9, 2013 5:42 PM

      Looks great. I really enjoyed Paranautical Activity, which is more of a straight shooter rogue-like, but this looks really ambitious. The stealth elements and art style definitely have me intrigued.

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      September 9, 2013 7:51 PM

      Sounds interesting.

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      September 9, 2013 7:56 PM

      Looks and mostly sounds like it has a sense of humor- going more for cute plush Cthuluhu than anything else. Looks fun, but yeah the block look is annoying.

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      September 9, 2013 8:11 PM

      Looks and sounds wonderful. Please tell me the song for the trailer is used in the game.

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      September 10, 2013 3:13 AM

      So it is Dishonored melded with Minecraft. Sounds very original!!

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      September 10, 2013 4:30 AM

      Looks pretty bad. Like almost parody of video games bad.

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      September 10, 2013 5:27 AM

      It sounded good till I got to the video. Not enough Lovecraftian, too much Minecraftian. IMO, the two don't mesh well.

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      September 10, 2013 7:46 AM

      They should have went with a more varied voxel look. This looks like Minecraft. One would almost think it's a MC mod.

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      September 10, 2013 8:00 AM

      Sometimes I worry about you lot.

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      September 10, 2013 9:22 AM

      I read this title and think fuck yeah.

      I see the header art and am about to go crazy.

      then I watch the reveal trailer >_<

      Why can't people create something as awesome as Dark Corners of the Earth (first and last hour, mostly) ?! ;_;

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