New ‘Moons of Madness’ Game Is Basically Cthulhu In Space (VIDEO)
Publisher Funcom and developer Rock Pocket announce a science fiction, first person horror game to delight your senses and call to your Cthulhu-worshipping heart. Heading to three major gaming platforms, Moons of Madness blends the features of space exploration, survival, and cosmic thrills of the tentacle-y type. It also happens to take place on the dusty planet of Mars. Players will encounter spine-tingling thrills and hair-raising “apparitions,” all while trying to maintain the smooth operations of a transport ship meant to welcome the arrival of an incoming team of scientists.
The world around you seems to descend into madness, but perhaps it is you? Check out the suspenseful trailer from Funcom and Rock Pocket below:
Inspired by the likes of H.P. Lovecraft, Moons of Madness takes from Funcom’s “rich lore and mythology” of Secret World Legends, which means both intellectual properties take place in the same universe. Despite their shared world, this horror experience is currently in development as a standalone experience to heighten one’s sense of fear by embarking on a mysterious journey. The official synopsis from a press release reads:
In Moons of Madness you play Shane Newehart, a technician stationed at the Invictus, a secret research base built by the Orochi group. Your low security clearance means you are completely unaware of the existence of a mysterious, intelligent signal that has been detected as coming from the red planet. Your job is simply to keep the lights on until the transport ship Cyrano arrives bringing with it a new team to take over your duties.
Soon you discover strange and unusual setbacks. Crucial systems are malfunctioning, the greenhouse is filled with a strange mist and the rest of your team has yet to return from their EVA mission. You begin seeing and hearing things that aren’t there. Visions, hallucinations – or is that even what it is? Is this real… or are you slowly descending into madness?
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Moons of Madness launches Halloween 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
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