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Transient in progress for PC and console release in 2020

Lovecraft and cyberpunk may not be the first match that comes to mind in a word association test, but perhaps that will change next year when indie Turkish developer Stormling Studios releases their horror adventure Transient.

In a "distant, post-apocalyptic future," the last remnants of mankind are now holed up in an "enclosed citadel called Domed City Providence, created to survive the harsh outside environment." Here in humanity's "final refuge," a man named Randolph Carter, a "member of a notorious hacker-for-hire group called ODIN, accidentally stumbles across the terrifying truth, a truth that might tear apart his own sanity and lead him to question his very existence." 

Presented in free-roaming, first-person 3D, Transient promises to combine "Lovecraftian-themed adventure [...] with futuristic, cyberpunk ingredients" to create a "disturbingly macabre" experience. As you "traverse between real and artificially created worlds," you will need to "hold firm to your consciousness while you explore enigmatic networks where change is permanent but reality is only temporary." The early screenshots and teaser show off just a small glimpse of the "nightmarish" environments we can expect from this "surreal excursion for Lovecraft addicts."

Transient certainly comes by its Lovecraft influence honestly. The name Stormling might not sound familiar, but the team was founded by the "creative minds" (under a different studio name) behind the Darkness Within series and Conarium, so they're no strangers to adaptations of the renowned horror author's works. The new game is currently in production for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for release sometime in 2020.

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