Amazon has whacked our affiliate account. Hosting Donations/Commitments $2063 of $1920 (Sept 13/18). In Hand $1466 (Lump sum payments minus paypal graft). Paypal Donation Link Here

Sinking City

If it's a video game it goes here.

Moderators: LawBeefaroni, Arcanis, $iljanus

Post Reply
User avatar
GreenGoo
Posts: 40570
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON

Sinking City

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:08 pm

Place holder post.

Lovecraftian detective simulator. More details to come. Feel free to fill in the details yourselves since I won't get a chance for a few hours.

User avatar
Lordnine
Posts: 5661
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Burlington, VT

Re: Sinking City

Post by Lordnine » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:28 pm

First I've heard of this. Has potential for sure. The trailers make me think it is a little heavy handed with its theme though. Lovecraft was very subtle, I'm hoping the trailers are an exaggeration of the weird elements.

User avatar
MonkeyFinger
Posts: 3017
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:23 pm
Location: South of Denver, CO

Re: Sinking City

Post by MonkeyFinger » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:41 am

Well... there's always our friends over at GT. There are other articles there as well, that's the latest.
-mf

User avatar
GreenGoo
Posts: 40570
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Sinking City

Post by GreenGoo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:06 am

I suspect the internet has multiple references to it.

User avatar
MonkeyFinger
Posts: 3017
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:23 pm
Location: South of Denver, CO

Re: Sinking City

Post by MonkeyFinger » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:26 am

I suspect! :wink:
-mf

User avatar
Max Peck
Posts: 7600
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Down the Rabbit-Hole

Re: Sinking City

Post by Max Peck » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:37 am

RPS has run a half dozen articles about the game, the most recent about a week ago.

The Sinking City wants players thinking like (weird) detectives
It’s hard enough being a private eye when the world makes sense, but when there’s fish-men on every corner, weird cults and magic involved, investigating crimes in The Sinking City looks tricky. It’s a challenge I’m eager to try my hand at, though, after seeing the latest chunk of footage from Frogware’s upcoming survival horror detective adventure. There’s clues to find, but no prompts popping up saying you’ve cracked the case – the player gets to decide when they’ve built up a strong enough profile to accuse a suspect. Take an investigative peek for yourself below.

While The Sinking City will include some combat against supernatural monsters, and the occasional trip through mystical realms, the heart of it looks to be proper detective-work. Using systems lifted from Frogwares’s Sherlock Holmes series, players piece together a profile of the crime from a board of motives, suspects and evidence gathered. It’s an intriguing web of systems, aided by the protagonist knowing a bit of magic himself. In classic early 2000s supernatural detective fashion, he can see visions of the past, although they’re not exactly admissible in a court of law.
Time and tide melt the snowman.

There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.
-- The Doctor

User avatar
GreenGoo
Posts: 40570
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Sinking City

Post by GreenGoo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:11 pm

MonkeyFinger wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:26 am
I suspect! :wink:
:D

User avatar
Grifman
Posts: 18023
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:17 pm

Re: Sinking City

Post by Grifman » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:56 pm

Moving to Epic.
Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions. – G.K. Chesterton

User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 43125
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am

Re: Sinking City

Post by Daehawk » Sat May 04, 2019 12:06 pm

https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 3 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk

User avatar
Smoove_B
Posts: 39514
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:58 am
Location: Kaer Morhen

Re: Sinking City

Post by Smoove_B » Sat May 04, 2019 2:31 pm

Ugh. Just seeing it's an Epic exclusive until June of 2020. Good luck, Sinking City.

User avatar
Isgrimnur
Posts: 60527
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:29 am
Location: Chookity pok
Contact:
Isgrimnur’s avatar
Offline

Re: Sinking City

Post by Isgrimnur » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:59 am

Only on PC. PS4 and XBone are available.

Metacritic has PC at 73%, Consoles are 63%.
Silver - 1k

User avatar
wire
Posts: 2179
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:29 am
Location: Monterey, CA
Contact:

Re: Sinking City

Post by wire » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:18 am

I was looking forward to this game and have had it on my Steam watch list for a while but I'm not going to buy it from Epic. The good thing about these Epic exclusives is that it's saving me money and time for other things.

User avatar
Lordnine
Posts: 5661
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Burlington, VT

Re: Sinking City

Post by Lordnine » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:31 pm

Smoove_B wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Ugh. Just seeing it's an Epic exclusive until June of 2020. Good luck, Sinking City.
From the impressions I have been seeing, there is a lot to love about the game but also a lot of problems. If they fix them, it could be a really great game. Maybe by this time next year it will be fully patched and a much better game!

User avatar
Isgrimnur
Posts: 60527
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:29 am
Location: Chookity pok
Contact:
Isgrimnur’s avatar
Offline

Re: Sinking City

Post by Isgrimnur » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:34 pm

Thanks to all those Epic customers for being the paid beta testers! :horse:
Silver - 1k

User avatar
Rumpy
Posts: 8506
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:52 pm
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Re: Sinking City

Post by Rumpy » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:40 pm

Fine then, I'll just leave those Epic users to beta test the game before it arrives on Steam. ;)
PC:
Intel i5 660
8GB RAM
Asus ROG 4GB 1050Ti

User avatar
MonkeyFinger
Posts: 3017
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:23 pm
Location: South of Denver, CO

Re: Sinking City

Post by MonkeyFinger » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:27 pm

Same! :D
-mf

User avatar
Blackhawk
Posts: 26521
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:48 pm
Location: Southwest Indiana
Contact:
Blackhawk’s avatar
Online

Re: Sinking City

Post by Blackhawk » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:34 pm

I leave it to people with money for full price games to be my beta testers. I'm not really worried about which platform they do it on.
[This space left intentionally blank.]

Post Reply