As we still lament the loss of Guillermo del Toro's feature adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, here's a new video game being presented on Steam called Conarium that takes inspiration from that classic horror novella. Zoetrope Interactive’s Conarium utilizes the awesome Unreal 4 engine to display some startlingly clear graphics of a doomed expedition to a remote Antarctic base where unimaginable evils lurk.
Here's the official description:
Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game that follows the gripping story of four scientists and their endeavour to challenge what we normally consider to be the "absolute" limits of nature. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness, but largely set after the original story.
You, as Frank Gilman, open your eyes inside a room filled with strange, pulsating noises. Patterns of lights executing a Danse Macabre on the walls is presented by a queer device on the table. Having recalled nothing other than that you’re in Upuaut, an Antarctic base located near the South Pole, you find the place deserted and have a distinct feeling of something being terribly wrong. Somehow knowing that your memories cannot guide you enforces a strange feeling of vulnerability, a familiar yet alien sensation of being a part of a peculiar whole... Soon you will discover that having used the device during the expedition, you have died but then returned subtly changed, speaking of strange memories and of strange places. You have lost something important or gained something sinister...
Explore the Antarctic base, as well as dreams and visions. Study clues and unlock secrets, whilst avoiding macabre beings at all cost.
This is a haunting, atmospheric game with enough eye candy and otherworldly mysteries to attract a wide range of avid gamers. Check out the launch trailer below, and if you're mesmerized, trek on over to Steam and pick up a PC copy.
(Via Bloody Disgusting)