The Sinking City is a creepy game with a lot of Lovecraftian influences, and that’s just fine with me. It’s an open-world adventure set in the early 1920s in Oakmont Massachusetts. There’s a full open investigation system built into the game that the devs are pretty excited about, so players should be too. It comes from developer Frogware, which has a history of detective games, most recently Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter.
In the trailer (below), we get a much clearer look at some of the dingy and creepy aesthetic of The Sinking City. There’s also the official overview for the game down there as well. The game is all about mind control and other terrible horrors. And even the player-character isn’t immune as he has to deal with cultists trying to interfere with his investigation.
Check out the E3 2018 trailer for Sinking City below. The Sinking City releases on March 21, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Frogwares, together with publisher Bigben Interactive, have released a candid video in which The Sinking City devs show the in’s and out’s of making a public demo. With GDC around the corner, Frogwares are preparing to showcase the game for the first time to the public at GDC San Franciso and EGX Rezzed London.
The Sinking City is an open world, open investigation game set in a Lovecraft universe. The player steps into the shoes of a private investigator who finds himself trapped in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts – a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural origins. The player must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city, and the minds of its inhabitants.