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Zoetrope Interactive to scale Lovecraft’s Mountains of Madness

Zoetrope Interactive is no stranger to H.P. Lovecraft, having previous created the Darkness Within horror series. With their earlier games recently re-released as Director's Cuts, now the indie Turkish developers are setting their sights on a new Lovecraft-influenced adventure with the upcoming Mountains of Madness.

While no firm story details have yet been revealed, the new game will not be a direct adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness, but rather an original story set in the aftermath of Lovecraft's novella. Refusing to pay heed to geologist William Dyer's dire warnings, another expedition sets off to confirm his findings, once again venturing towards the Antarctic. There the new team tries to "uncover the clandestine history of mankind and find odious hints which will change the shape of our understanding of the universal laws of nature, geography, botany and evolution of species."

Like Darkness Within 2, Mountains of Madness will be presented in free-roaming 3D with an emphasis on atmospheric immersion, but this time around there will be more focus on "exploration and survival elements" than abstract puzzle-solving.

With the game so early in development and likely in need of crowdfunding to complete, Zoetrope currently has no firm timeline for Mountains of Madness, but the earliest the game can reasonably be expected is sometime in 2016. There's only a teaser page available so far, but keep an eye on the game's official website for more information in the coming months.

Details on Conarium

Adventure games by Zoetrope Interactive

Conarium  2017

Based on the H.P. Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness
Darkness Within (Series)

Darkness Within (Series) 2010

In this second installment of the Darkness Within series, Howard E.

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