By now, you already know I’m sure – I love horror. Books, movies, stories, poetry, action figures, costumes, you name it – if it’s horror, I love it. So you can imagine my excitement at the idea of a video game based on an H.P. Lovecraft story.
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward invites you to explore mystery-laden Providence and uncover its enchanting secrets, research ancient history of witchcraft and occultism in shadow-blighted Salem, and sneak into an eerie Pawtuxet farm to meet unspeakable horrors lurking underneath in one of the most memorable sequences in Lovecraft’s oeuvre. Take the role of both the inquisitive Charles Dexter Ward and Dr. Marinus Willett in a race against time to save Providence (and possibly humankind) from the evil warlock Joseph Curwen, who has made a pact with powerful forces of ineffable cosmic hideousness to exert his abhorrent influence across centuries.
Sounds awesome right? I think so.
Check out Senscape’s other game in development, Asylum, too! You can also play the interactive teaser if you are itching for a taste. The game has already been greenlit on Steam, and I am definitely excited to get it upon release. You can also pick up Serena (FREE! Check out my review of Serena here) and Scratches on Steam, two games I highly recommend. Senscape has a solid history of beautiful and atmospheric games, so I expect this newest project will be no different!