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Jul 152016

ConariumOne thing that never fails to get my attention is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft. Conarium, an upcoming horror adventure game from Zoetrope Interactive, is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness.”

Originally revealed in 2015 as “Mountains of Madness,” and later given the working title “Transcend,” Conarium was officially announced yesterday for a planned release in Q1 2017.

You play as Frank Gilman, a member of Miskatonic University’s Anthropology Department, and join a mission to “pass beyond the limits of human consciousness.” The mission is led by a man named Dr. Faust, which probably should be your first clue not to participate, but oh well. FOR SCIENCE!

After using the device called Conarium to do so, you wake up alone in the team’s Antarctic base and eventually realize “you have died but then returned subtly changed, speaking of strange memories and of strange places.”

It sounds pretty surreal, and it should be interesting to see how it explores Lovecraftian themes. It’s planned for both PC and consoles.

I haven’t played any of Zoetrope’s games before, but I’ve had my eye on their first horror adventure game, Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Noldor, which was praised for its Lovecraftian atmosphere (as was its sequel). Maybe I’ll play it before Conarium comes out in 2017.

Are you interested in Conarium? Have you played either of the two Darkness Within games? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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