Eldritch, currently on Steam Greenlight, is a first person shooter with roguelike sensibilities and a deep reverence for the modern Lovecraftian style. That might sound like a jumble of modern PC indie buzzwords, but you owe it to yourself to check out the trailer below the jump, it’s a fun time.
What jaunty music for something that takes inspiration from the horror of HP Lovecraft. What that style has come to represent these days is weirdly disconnected from anything Lovecraft ever wrote.
Anyways, Eldritch is being made by two former AAA first person shooter developers: David Pittman who worked on Bioshock 2 and XCOM Declassified’s AI and J. Kyle Pittman, his twin brother, who was a programmer on Borderlands 1 and 2. The brothers describe Eldritch as being inspired by immersive sims like Bioshock and Deus Ex, which manifests in the ability to both fight and sneak your way through the game’s procedurally generated levels.
Additionally they seem to have taken inspiration from another immersive sim, Dishonored, in the game’s robust movement system augmented by various magics and general pace of place, which seems much faster than most immersive sims.
Eldritch is available from its official website for $15, which includes Beta access at the end of the month and a Steam key if the Greenlight campaign is successful. For the moment the game is only targeting a PC release on October 21.