I/we have had quite a journey in terms of covering PsychoDev’s upcoming s horror adventure game “Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness”.
“And why is that?” So you might wonder, it’s because we wrote our very first post about the game way back in October of 2018 when PsychoDev launched their Kickstarter campaign for “Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness”.
Well, quite a lot has happened from 2018 uptil the current year (2021)…For starters, “Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness” got fully funded on Kickstarter in November of 2018 (thanks to almost 400 backers), a PC alpha demo got announced in the summer of 2019, and by late 2019 a Nintendo Switch version of the game got announced as being in development.
Furthermore, from the year 2018 to the now (2021), “Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness” has postponed its PC release at least two times from what I can remember (February 16, 2021, was the said release date for PC for example).
However, as sad as that might sound, there is hope and light to be found at the end of the tunnel. You see, Psychodev just informed us that “Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness” is coming to PC via Steam in late March this month (March 23rd, so it’s said):
“PsychoDev announces today the Lovecraftian point’n’click adventure Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness, which will be published on Steam by late March (final date to be announced).” – PsychoDev
In other words, fans of horror and old-school like adventure games should soon be able to play the full version of “Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness” via Steam =)
So, with that said, are you excited for the upcoming PC release of “Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness”? And are you going to get the game on the launch day?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
ABOUT CHRONICLE OF INNSMOUTH: MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
Mountains of Madness is the second entry in the Chronicle of Innsmouth franchise, and is set 10 years before the events of the first chapter. The game completed successfully a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on late 2018, right after the release of its predecessor, which was based in The Shadow over Innsmouth.
In this adventure, inspired by retro Lucas’ classics from the 90s and based on HP Lovecraft’s stories, you play as the investigator Lone Carter, who comes back home after an encounter with the Mythos only to find himself in a complex plot that intertwines different characters, places and even eras.
A mystery story involving a series of deaths and disappearances, where your skills as a detective will face the cosmic horror and dread of the Cthulhu Mythos – you need to find the truth, but the truth might be too much to bear.
Written by a Lovecraft expert, the game is based on the eponymous novella, but features many references to other stories. It also includes many easter eggs that only the geekiest of Lovecraft geeks will get (like Lone Carter’s name himself), and gives you the opportunity to play as the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, author of the dreaded Necronomicon, and at some point as HP Lovecraft himself.
A mature, horrifying story, combining the thrilling mystery of a detective story with a cosmic horror setting.
Inspired by The Mountains of Madness, but with many original elements to surprise you at every corner.
Test your wits and deduction skills with clever puzzles, logical but challenging.
Interact with many characters, both original and taken from Lovecraft’s works. Play as detective Lone Carter, but also as iconic Lovecraft characters as Abdul Alhazred – and even H.P. Lovecraft himself!
Retro art style, inspired by the early 90s Lucasarts classics.
A brilliant unsettling original soundtrack, full of tension and mystery, to underline the disturbing events of this story.
PsychoDev was created by the union of a team of professionals combining their extensive experience in the field of video games and of graphic adventures in particular (including Detective Cock; Little Briar Rose; The Wardrobe; Tales; Shadows on the Vatican etc.)
The first PsychoDev project, Chronicle of Innsmouth, is an adventure game based on “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” by H.P.Lovecraft. Chronicle instantly stole the hearts of Lovecraft fans who pushed for the team to create a physical boxed version of the game, which quickly sold out. The new project in the saga is Mountains of Madness. Due to be released in 2019, this next chapter should surprise and delight fans, both old and new to the series, with its fresh modernized style.
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
The Gaming Ground
More by Robin Ek: