Frogwares, the team behind The Sinking City – the upcoming story-rich, investigation horror game set in a heavily inspired H.P Lovecraft universe – have released a new trailer.
The video highlights the inner-workings of the game’s unique investigation system and how it forces players to truly think, deduct and make their own (possibly the wrong) conclusions rather than just follow convenient waypoint markers.
The investigation system in The Sinking City is built around one core principle – NO HAND HOLDING.
There are no objectives on the map or straightforward quests. No magic waypoint markers automatically telling you where to go or search. Playing as the troubled detective Charles W. Reed, you will need to piece together the mystery yourself finding clues, locations and suspects using cunning and the few tools at hand.
Spot obscure details on the evidence with the help of your “Mind’s Eye”. Reimagine the events that took place on a crime scene with “Retrocognition”. Follow “The Omens” to reveal what’s unseen to an ordinary detective. Utilize “Archives” within the City Hall, Police Station, Library and other facilities to piece together the troubled history of Oakmont, and finally – cross-reference all known facts within your “Mind Palace” to come to your conclusion.
ABOUT THE SINKING CITY: The Sinking City is story-rich, investigation game set in a twisted H.P Lovecraft inspired universe. Step into Oakmont, Massachusetts – a place suffering decay and rot from unprecedented supernatural floods that slowly envelope the city and the minds of its inhabitants.
This is the world in which your character, private investigator Charles W. Reed, finds himself in. While slowly going insane from your own demons, you will need to use your detective skills to reveal the truth behind the unfathomable powers gripping you, the city, and its deranged citizens.
The Sinking City is currently in production. Coming to Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in, 2019.