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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure PC

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.

Adventure | point-and-click | horror | 2D | humorous | Cthulhu mythology | crowdfunding | indie games

PC / Windows
Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure cover

developer: Stuck In Attic

publisher: Stuck In Attic

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Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

07August2019

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure is a point-and-click adventure game balancing on the edge of comedy and horror, inspired by the classic games from LucasArts, the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Alfred Hitchcock movies. Independent studio Stuck In Attic from Transylvania is responsible for creating the game. The titles was released on PC and its development was supported by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Story

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure is set in the town of Darkham, inspired by the atmosphere of Transylvania, where strange things have been going on for some time. The cause of the whole commotion turns out to be the legendary Necronomicon, a powerful but malicious book known from H.P. Lovecraft's short stories. Rumors about its alleged discovery are being spread by mysterious cultists, worshipping the Great Old Ones. During the game we follow the fate of three characters: private detective Don R. Ketype, who was ordered to find the book, and young librarian Buzz Kerwan and his cat, accidnetally turned into a talking horror by the Necronomicon. Each character is guided by its own motives, and on the way to get the cursed book they are confronted with the aforementioned cults, ancient voodoo, and even Cthulhu itself.

Mechanics

The game created by Stuck In Attic is a tribute to the iconic adventure games from LucasArts such as Day of the Tentacle or the Monkey Island series. In terms of mechanics, the title combines classic elements of the genre with solutions known from modern adventure games, such as a modern interface, automatic save system or the option of highlighting key items for the story. During the game we play alternately as three characters, and the gameplay focuses on exploration, dialogues, collecting items and solving puzzles, all this pushing the story forward. There are absolutely no arcade sequences in the game.

Technical aspects

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure, features colourful, hand-drawn 2D graphics and traditional stop-motion animation, typical of adventure games from the 1990s. However, the whole thing has been adapted to the current HD standards. It is worth mentioning the large dose of black humor and attention to detail, manifested, among other things, by several alternative comments on the player's attempts to research and combine objects. All dialogues have been recorded, and the gameplay is accompanied by an atmospheric soundtrack, offering different musical motifs for virtually every location.


Expectations: 5.5 / 10 calculated out of 20 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 2.5 GHz / AMD Athlon 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1536 MB Intel HD 4000 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP2)/Vista/7/8/8.1 64-bit

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