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The Sinking City
The Sinking City

Adventure 27 June 2019

A detective adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The production is set in the 1920s, in the fictional city of New England, suffering from a supernatural flood. You play as a private investigator, whose task is to resist the mass hysteria and discover the cause of the mysterious events.

Call of Cthulhu
Call of Cthulhu

Adventure 30 October 2018

Call of Cthulhu is a dark adventure game in a horror setting, based on the works of an American writer, H.P. Lovecraft. The game’s story is based on Lovecraft's fictional universe, first popularized by the, written in 1926 and published 2 years later, short story “Call of Cthulhu”. According to it, aside from well-known and common creatures, the Earth is home to an unimaginably powerful cosmic entity that remains in hibernation but will be eventually revived when the stars align in a certain position.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Adventure 25 October 2005

A horror action adventure game. The production refers to the work of H.P. Lovecraft and the universe he created. In the game, taking place in the year 1920, we play as detective Jack Walters, who has to find a missing person. The trails eventually lead the protagonist to the bottom of the town's dark secret. The game focuses on traveling through various locations, fighting against opponents and searching for clues.

Lovecraft Tales
Lovecraft Tales

Adventure September 2019

An adventure game with RPG and survival features. It was inspired by the works of Howard Philips Lovecraft. The title was created by Polish studio Crystalvision led by Sewer Hrehorowicz, the co-creator of OddPlanet platform game. Lovecraft Tales takes place in Vermont in New England, in an open world featuring hand-drawn 2D environment. The protagonist must eat, drink and find a safe hideout for the night in order to avoid madness. The story of the game is based on various short novels created by Lovecraft. The novels are known as the Cthulhu mythology. However, the narration in the game is quite lax. In order to learn something about the world, the player must speak to NPCs, complete various tasks and search for trails and notes. Due to the necessity of making decisions that exclude each other, one cannot discover everything during a single playthrough. Lovecraft Tales has a dark, mysterious atmosphere and climatic audio.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

Adventure 23 November 2006

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened studio Frogwares is an adventure-detective game genre. This title is realized in the point & click convention, and the action takes place in the world made entirely in 3D.

Lovecraft's Untold Stories
Lovecraft's Untold Stories

RPG 31 January 2019

Roguelike action RPG game with adventure elements, in which we get to the universe known from the mythology of Cthulhu. In Lovecraft's Untold Stories we can take on the role of five characters, each of whom conducts their own investigations in places inspired by Lovecraft's stories.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

RPG October 2019

A classic cRPG game with a turn-based combat system, set in a world created by the legendary American writer H.P. Lovecraft. We play the role of one of the inhabitants of the town of Arkham, which one day was transferred to another dimension and subjected to ancient, dark forces. The gameplay mechanics combines elements of classic cRPG games from the late 1990s with a number of unique, original solutions.

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure
Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

Adventure 07 August 2019

Balancing on the edge of comedy and horror adventure point-and-click, inspired by classic productions of LucasArts studio, the work of H.P. Lovecraft and films of Alfred Hitchcock. During the game we follow the fate of three characters: a private detective, a young librarian and his cats, who want to recover the legendary Book of the Dead - Necronomicon.

Moons of Madness
Moons of Madness

Adventure October 2019

Moons of Madness is a psychological horror film by RockPocket Games. The production refers to the work of H.P. Lovecraft, and the player plays the role of a member of the expedition to Mars.

Tesla vs Lovecraft
Tesla vs Lovecraft

Action 26 January 2018

A crazy two-dimensional twin-stick shooter, in which we assume control of the brilliant inventor and face monsters from the Cthulhu universe created by H.P. Lovecraft.

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics

Strategy 04 October 2018

A turn-based strategy game with RPG elements taking place during WWII. The players fight Nazi troops that control beings from other dimensions, inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

RPG 29 January 2012

Turn-based RPG based on the work of horror master Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The action takes place during the First World War. We control a small group of detectives and soldiers who have to foil the plans of an ancient evil. The game consists mainly in fighting tactically complex clashes.

Mansions of Madness: Mother's Embrace
Mansions of Madness: Mother's Embrace

Adventure 2020

Mansions of Madness: Mother's Embrace is an adventure based on a board game The Property of Madness, inspired by the work of horror master H.P. Lovecraft. The player controls a group of four occult researchers who try to discover the secrets of a residence controlled by the forces of evil. The game focuses on solving puzzles, and during the game the key role is played by separating the team and switching between characters.

Conarium
Conarium

Adventure 06 June 2017

A psychological horror adventure game. The developers at Zoetrope Interactive were inspired by the works of Howard Philips Lovecraft, especially the novella entitled At the Mountains of Madness. The action of Conarium takes place in the 30s, and the player find himself in Upuaut. This enigmatic name refers to a research station left by a scientific expedition to Antarctic, whose four members intended to overstep the limitations of human body and mind with the use of the eponymous mysterious device. At the core of the gameplay lies exploration of the environment, conversations with encountered non-player characters, gathering useful equipment, and solving environmental puzzles that are based either on manipulating objects or physics. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 which translates into advanced visual effects and detailed graphics.

Cthulhu Saves the World
Cthulhu Saves the World

RPG 30 December 2010

A parody of RPG games referring with mechanics and graphic design to the production from the early 90s. We take control of Cthulhu and his small team, trying to make him a hero defending mankind, only to finally destroy the world.

Eldritch
Eldritch

RPG 21 October 2013

Eldritch is an action RPG game with a view of FPP, reminiscent of mechanics producing roguelike. We explore randomly generated dungeons referring to the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, where in various ways we have to deal with the monsters inhabiting them.

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Adventure 01 March 1993

A cult adventure game based on the story of two short stories by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. You play the role of a young journalist whose task is to decipher the riddle of the madness of the once outstanding scientist Lord Boleskine.

Alone in the Dark (1992)
Alone in the Dark (1992)

Adventure 14 November 1992

The first part of the adventures of fearless detective Edward Camby, based on the motifs of horror master H.P. Lovecraft. As we investigate the death of Jeremy Hartwood, we come to the suspicious Vuktorian estate of Decreto.

Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice
Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice

Adventure 08 July 1995

An adventure game based on the motifs of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, an almost cult character for every enthusiast of good horror.

The Eldritch Zookeeper
The Eldritch Zookeeper

Simulation 2020

The Eldritch Zookeeper is a game that combines elements from several video game genres in order to simulate the life of a zoo manager. The player keeps in his zoo creatures taken directly from the literary works of none other than Howard Phillips Lovecraft. New monsters are delivered on a daily basis and it is up to the player to build the appropriate fence or cage, depending on the type of the creature. Moreover, one has to tend to the monster’s needs and make sure they do not escape. The player also has to come up with some additional attractions for the visitors - constant presence of cosmic horrors can drive anyone insane. Simultaneously, all the responsibilities typical for economic strategy games have to be carried out by a single character. This unfortunate man has to do the entire work all by himself - whenever a beast breaks loose due to the character’s mistakes or visitors’ behavior, it is a high priority to keep the protagonist alive, which often leads to fighting the creatures or running away from the threat, exactly as in survival games.

H. P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
H. P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Adventure TBA

A horror adventure based on H.P. Lovecraft's famous prose 'The case of Charles Dexter Ward'. We play the role of a mad character who discovers that he is in a straight line a descendant of the infamous Joseph Curven - an alchemist and cabbalist who came with Salem and made a pact with unclean forces.

Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End
Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End

Adventure canceled

Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End is a typical representative of the survival horror genre, which refers to the mythology of Cthulhu, created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The game was created in the studio Headfirst Productions known for another title, based on the master's stories, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

The Miskatonic
The Miskatonic

Adventure 20 July 2018

The Miskatonic is a side-scrolling adventure game with visual novel elements, inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The game offers a rather comical twist on the concepts created by the Loner from Providence. The players assume the role of a young witch, who gets admitted to the titular university of Miskatonic. She wants to use the knowledge gained over the course of her studies to summon one of the Outer Gods, Shub-Niggurath.

Elder Sign: Omens
Elder Sign: Omens

Strategy 31 October 2011

Adaptation of a popular dice game based on the literary work of H.P. Lovecraft. The player directs the actions of a group of several heroes who try to prevent the arrival of Azathoth, the most dangerous of the Great Ages, to Earth. The game was produced by Fantasy Flight Games.

At the Mountains of Madness
At the Mountains of Madness

Action TBA

At the Mountains of Madness is an action-packed adventure game. The production is kept in a horror mood, and its plot was inspired by the short story "In the mountains of madness" by H. P. Lovecraft. We play the role of a geologist taking part in a scientific expedition to Antarctica. He has to face both harsh climatic conditions and monsters straight from the worst nightmares.

Anderson & The Legacy of Cthulhu
Anderson & The Legacy of Cthulhu

Adventure 21 July 2007

Anderson & The Legacy of Cthulhu is an action adventure game with elements of horror, realized by programmers from Homegrown Games group. Due to the fact that the studio consists partly of fantasy literature experts, masters of the paper RPG Call of Cthulhu and the authors of the campaign for this system, the game draws full bits from the prose of H.P. Lovecraft, guaranteeing the recipients a solid dose of blood-chilling experiences.