Lovecraft-Inspired Investigative Adventure Game The Sinking City Locks Down Publisher
Frogwares’ new IP The Sinking City has announced that they will be teaming up with Bigben Interactive, who will act as the publisher of the upcoming 3rd person investigative adventure horror title.
Per the press release, the game will be set in, “…the fictional city of 1920’s Oakmont, Massachusetts. The city, a wide open-world overflowing with insanity, is being taken over by an unfathomable supernatural force. Players will have to find out what has taken control of the city and the minds of the people within it.”
Frogwares CEO Wael Amr states, “The Sinking City is our biggest project to date and is a natural evolution of our game design style that we’ve been polishing since our first Sherlock Holmes game. We’ve received both commercial and critical success with our Sherlock Holmes series. The Sinking City takes that heritage to an even grander and ambitious level. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Bigben and joining forces again.”
Benoit Clerc, Director of Video Games with Bigben, adds, “We are proud to be continuing our collaboration with Frogwares on a project as rich and innovative as The Sinking City. Lovecraft’s imagination has been a source of fantastical inspiration and the studio’s vision for The Sinking City is breathtaking. All of this experienced team’s talent will come together to develop an open world blending investigation, action and adventure in a town where horror merges into madness.”
The Sinking City is now in production and will be available in 2018 on PC and consoles.
Below are two production update videos as well as several pieces of concept art.