Frogwares unveils open-world Cthulhu game The Sinking City

The Sinking City and Other news

2015 was an interesting year for Frogwares with a lot of changes, and a lot of good things.

After turning 15 years old, and many adventures, the team at the studio made the decision to do games differently.

We believe that the tools available to create today’s games, along with our experience and our will to innovate as we did with Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments, should bring us to do bigger games, deeper games.

Few days ago, if you follow us, you could watch the amazing cinematic trailer for Devil’s Daughter, and today we have few more news for you.

• First is our new web site that should allow us to exchange with you more easily and keep you updated about our games.

• Next news is the Sinking City. Our Open world investigation Lovecraftian game. Yes, you read well. Open World, Investigation and Lovecraft.

It’s bigger than what we’ve ever made and we feel it’s the right next step for us, bringing the investigations to be free and opened in the city. We also believe that Lovecraft universe, Cthulhu Mythos is the right setting for the game.

The Lovecraft/Cthulhu setting has been dear to us for years. In 2016, we’ll celebrate the 10 years of Sherlock Holmes the Awakened, a Sherlockian/Lovecraftian adventure, a game that was seen as a milestone in narrative adventure gaming back then.

We are thrilled to be given the possibility to innovate with the games we love. We hope you’ll like it too.

• Finally the GDC is coming very soon and we’ll present both games, Sherlock Holmes Devil’s Daughter and The Sinking City with demo versions.

The Sinking City Overview

“We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
- H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories”

The Sinking City is a game of investigation genre taking place in a fictional open world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

The player incarnates a private investigator in 1920s, who finds himself in a city of New England, Oakmont Massachusetts. It’s currently suffering from extensive waterflood, and its cause is clearly supernatural. The city trembles on the brink of madness.

Can you investigate this beleaguered town and untangle the tragic extent of its failings or will you be driven beyond madness yourself?

Release Date: TBD