Lovecraftian adventure The Sinking City gets developer diary showcasing aquatic gameplay

The Sinking City
The Sinking City (Image credit: Frogwares)

The Sinking City takes place around 1920 and is an adventure and investigation game set in a massive open world inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. H. P. Lovecraft was an American writer who achieved fame through his influential works of horror fiction.

Players step into the shoes of a private investigator who arrives at the city of Oakmont, Massachusetts. Oakmont is a city experiencing unprecedented flooding due to supernatural forces. According to the developer, gamers must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city, and the minds of its inhabitants.

Not only does the developer video showcase the creative process and inspirations behind The Sinking City, but it also showcases some new gameplay. Unlike other open world games, it appears as though you'll be traversing the environment on boat.

In order to make Oakmont as realistic as possible, Katerina Frolova, an architect and city planner, along with Aleksey Yurkin, the Lead Level Artist for The Sinking City, drew inspiration from structures and buildings found on the American East Coast. The developer claims it has created an original vision of an American city where historically accurate details help players immerse themselves in the world and freely explore it at their own peril.

The Sinking City is coming to PC and consoles in 2018, but we don't have a concrete release date so far.

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