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Assassin Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:00pm
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I smell a lovecraft inspiration here! damn it I love that writer and I am pretty impressed in how many games his creations can be found! Quake, X-com, WoW, any more games you know that are inspired from lovecrafts novels? (I don't mean the games that are directly recreating lovecrafts world)
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paszaBiceps Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:06pm 
The Secret World for sure, tons of it.
Mijo Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:12pm 
Cthulhu saves the world!! hahaha. Seriously now, here's a list that comes to mind:

- Alone in the Dark
- The penumbra series
- Amnesia: the Dark Descent
- Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened

If it has unspeakable and/or cosmic, insanity inducing horrors, a lot of madness and undescribable horror/terror, then it has at least a bit of lovecraft-inspired content :)
dagamdagee Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:16pm 
Agreed, Lovecraft is all over video games--some more subtly than others. My favorite is when designers throw in a little Joseph Conrad influence (Mass Effect 2, Resident Evil 5) while Spec Ops: The Line is unabashedly inspired by Heart of Darkness.

Has anyone discovered any games that draw influences from other authors?
BananaJane Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:30pm 
Originally posted by dagamdagee:
Has anyone discovered any games that draw influences from other authors?

Pretty much every zombie game ever is John Wyndham
Cheeseburgermafia Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:32pm 
Quake is what got me into Lovecraft. Also, I love how Shub's full name gets censored in the forum here.
Oberyn Martell Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:36pm 
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Reqiuem. My favorite gamecube game, would highly advise booting it up on Dolphin if you haven't played it. Now if only there was an Arkham Horror video game....
Assassin Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:48pm 
- Alone in the Dark

yes, yes I remember the final boss.

- Amnesia: the Dark Descent
- The penumbra series

I never looked at events in this way. yeah maybe the shadow is like shggoth but well, not sure.
Crippler Dec 31, 2012 @ 3:58am 
Prisoner of Ice, and of course the Dark Corners of the Earth, which is one of the most creepy games, imho.
cabrown3 Dec 31, 2012 @ 5:41am 
Wow! Prisoner of Ice. I didn't think anybody would remember that. I still have the box and floppies of that one. I loved "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth", and I think that "Clive Barker's Undying" kind of fits the category too.
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cabrown3 Dec 31, 2012 @ 5:43am 
Oh, and don't forget that Cthon is kind of a play on Cthulhu too.
cabrown3 Dec 31, 2012 @ 5:51am 
One of the very first Lovecraftian games was an Infocom text adventure called "The Lurking Horror" which was really creepy and good because it let you create the images of what was happening. as Lovecraft did. You can probably still get it for free somewhere on line. Maybe the best.
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134ShinyVaporeon Jan 3, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
there are zombies inspired by chtulhu in resident evil:revelation for 3DS. also, Lovecraft's work is extremely prominent in indie games.
JGmkII Feb 2, 2013 @ 6:13am 
Fallout 3's Dunwich Building, and the whole quest surrounding it
ericzeppe52 Feb 2, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
Originally posted by Assassin:
- Alone in the Dark

yes, yes I remember the final boss.

- Amnesia: the Dark Descent
- The penumbra series

I never looked at events in this way. yeah maybe the shadow is like shggoth but well, not sure.

Sigh, cosmic horror is more then just the pantheon of gods lovecraft intruduced. Penumbra and Amnesia are heavely influenced by that insanity inducing horror. Even if its not the cthulhu mythos its still cosmic horror. Its about mood, the unspeakable, beyond human comprehension, lost alien civilisations etc. Have you even read his stories?
Assassin Feb 3, 2013 @ 12:05am 
well... maybe yes? how else can you be fan of him? I just said that I didn't look at those two games that way, whoa...
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