Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H. P. Lovecraft. Unearth ancient secrets and find your way to freedom! Sneak, fight, and explore strange worlds! Invoke mystical powers to augment your play style! Randomly generated levels provide fresh challenges and opportunities!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (33 reviews) - 93% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,277 reviews) - 88% of the 1,277 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2013

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June 28

Eldritch spiritual successor "Slayer Shock" on Steam Greenlight

Hey folks! My next game is called Slayer Shock. It's a sneaky shooty spooky game about hunting vampires in Nebraska, and it's coming out later this year for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

It's on Steam Greenlight now, and needs your votes and feedback! Plus check out 10 minutes of uncut gameplay footage.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=712908828
Thanks!
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About This Game

Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H. P. Lovecraft.
  • Unearth ancient secrets and find your way to freedom!
  • Sneak, fight, and explore strange worlds!
  • Invoke mystical powers to augment your play style!
  • Randomly generated levels provide fresh challenges and opportunities!
  • Unlock shortcuts to jump directly to deeper dungeons!

Now includes the free Eldritch: Mountains of Madness expansion!
  • Explore a 10-story dungeon beneath the mountains of Antarctica!
  • Face frightening new monsters!
  • Wield new weapons, powers, and tools!
  • Uncover grave secrets in the depths and live to tell the tale!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (33 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,277 reviews)
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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Took me a while to warm up to it. Once you get used to it, it kinda feels like a Minecraft & Spelunky hybrid.
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Atrion Blackheart
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Simple, but effectively fun and replayable.
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Lycan Blackpaw
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
At the time of writing this I have unlocked the third book.

This game is...well...H.P. Lovecraft certainly rolls in his grave over it.

The enemies are scary...at first. After playing about a minute on a floor you get so used to them you're willing to run around and stab everything without any kind of fear. The only real enemies I ran across that stayed a danger were 'unkillable'-The Shoggoth and the Statues. The Statues act like carbon-copy Weeping Angels (which is scary, sure, but they don't activate unless you walk in front of them) and the Shoggoth is...just...It's a giant slime thing that can't be killed. Trap it in a hole and boom, safe.

TL;DR:

Pros:
- Enemies start off scary and dangerous
- Minimal issues with gathering resources
- Stealth actually WORKS.

Cons:
- Enemies quickly become repetitive and boring.
- Resources can be very scarce or be overabundant between floors.
- Stealth is really, REALLY pointless when enemies start gaining flight.
- Dagger too OP.
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BreakTime
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Great stealth rogue-like with a pleasant lovecraftian theme and incredible music. Definitely give it a shot.
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Nibbles
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
A rather fun rogue-like, although limited currently. Needs some work though considering the age of the game, I doubt it will be revisited. But I had fun with being a totally insignificant creature in the land of Eldrich monsters, you might too.. till a fishman decides to pound you into the dirt. Or a cultist decides to flameball you into the dirt. Or because the eye thing flew too high and shot a fireball at you that pounded you into the dirt. Or because... you get the idea. It's hard.
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Fahrenheit
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Eldritch proves low poly art style can still be creepy in this Lovecraftian style rogue-like game. If you are an actual fan of the author you will be fighting creatures from the mythos like anthro-fish creatures called Dagons, Shoggoths, and cultists. You deal with reserving ammo and being granted magical powers to help your expedition to find the souls of the Old Ones.

Only issue with this game is that you could find yourself being bored somewhat quickly but can be pretty entertaining if you keep it up with slow bursts of gameplay.
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Fennek
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
A fun little rogue-like with smooth controls and great atmosphere!
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Badpaws
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
preeeeeeeeeeeeee gud
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PunaniTsunami
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
I remember receiving this in a humble bundle package and finding it to be a bit disappointing in terms of its rogue-like repetitive level design. For H.P Lovecraft fans, this would be an adequate fanfic adaptation of some of his lore with a unique rogue premise. Enemies can be punishing as they are fascinating. There are numerous enemies and environments to justify the purchase of this game, it's just that they can become more of the same rather quickly, and there's no real concept of story. Just levels inspired by the lore of Lovecraft's books. If I didn't get this for next to nothing, I wouldn't have went out of my way to get it. But the enemies, weapon choice, and nifty environments make it a worthwhile way to kill an hour or two.
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Hand of Sheog
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Wonderful gameplay. Word of warning though: If you die, you lose everything you've ever collected, even those souls you thought would be safe because you were storing them on a pedestal.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Like a low-poly, roguelike, procedurally generated, Lovecraftian Dishonored.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
What Eldritch lacks in depth or content, it certainly makes up for in atmosphere. This pixelated blend of Minecraft and an H.P. Lovecraft novel is a journey that should not be missed by anyone. The gameplay is simple: Enter a dungeon, sneak your way around taking out creepy enemies, collect goodies to boost your character, and live long enough to claim the souls at the bottom. While by no means Slenderman, Outlast, or anything of the sort, Eldritch has its share of jump scares. Thanks to the wonderfully spooky sound design, the moans of enemies around every corner is sure to send a chill or two down your spine. The only negative here, as mentioned by many others, is the punishing and unrewarding permadeath (of sorts), which robs you of all curreny, inventory, and health boosts, sending you back to the hub. Find yourself a good strategy and understanding of the levels and enemies, and you can avoid this altogether, but it's definitely annoying the first time.

This is not Dungeons of Dredmore. You won't find yourself boosting stats, running through the story multiple times with various builds and stat trees, nor will you rake in dozens of hours of gameplay. This is OK though. Eldritch is a small but beautful package well worth the look. It won't last you long, but Eldritch is certainly enjoyable while it lasts.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is genuinely so fun and derpy, despite being more derpy it's entertaining and immersive as poop holy intercourse
If it's on sale, get it.
please.
it's not worth £10 but <£8 defo
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Wow.... That was great!

This is my favorite kind of game, infinitely generated and has stealth meaning (To me infinite replayability but i'm sure most people don't like repetetive gameplay)

Pro's:
Everything

Cons:
No Co-op. I believe that it would be incredible with it.

ShopKeeper is only within levels, it'd be nice if it was in the library, but i suppose that wouldn't make sense.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Firstly, I have to say, WOW. This game ♥♥♥♥ all over my expctations. I'm only 3 hours in, but I must say, having only completed the first book and getting ♥♥♥♥♥ on the second, this will certainly be one of the few games I endevour to finish.

I have never played anything like this game before, and was hesitant due to the graphics and procedural generation resembling minecraft (and everyone hates minecraft right?) but the overwhelmingly positive reviews made me spend the $1.49 US that it cost's at the time of this review. I must say, that $1.49 was well worth it. The first book is a great introduction to the game mechanics, and then the second feels like a completely different game (I may or may not have kicked my desk in fright after a screaming ghosts attacked me and i got penetrated by a statue). This game is full of surprises and is ♥♥♥♥ING AMAZING!

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Equal parts frustrating and fun, this indie game combines elements of Minecraft, DOOM, and HP Lovecraft's mythos. If you're lucky, you can cadge together an over-powered build and stomp through. But you'll probably die and have to start over. Fun for a few hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Eldritch proves low poly art style can still be creepy in this Lovecraftian style rogue-like game. If you are an actual fan of the author you will be fighting creatures from the mythos like anthro-fish creatures called Dagons, Shoggoths, and cultists. You deal with reserving ammo and being granted magical powers to help your expedition to find the souls of the Old Ones.

Only issue with this game is that you could find yourself being bored somewhat quickly but can be pretty entertaining if you keep it up with slow bursts of gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I remember receiving this in a humble bundle package and finding it to be a bit disappointing in terms of its rogue-like repetitive level design. For H.P Lovecraft fans, this would be an adequate fanfic adaptation of some of his lore with a unique rogue premise. Enemies can be punishing as they are fascinating. There are numerous enemies and environments to justify the purchase of this game, it's just that they can become more of the same rather quickly, and there's no real concept of story. Just levels inspired by the lore of Lovecraft's books. If I didn't get this for next to nothing, I wouldn't have went out of my way to get it. But the enemies, weapon choice, and nifty environments make it a worthwhile way to kill an hour or two.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Although I have a miniscule play time and haven't got close to completing the game in its entirety, I am left in awe of its quality. It has a very tense, fearful atmosphere. The aesthetics of the game are also excellent in their own unique way. For an indie game made by only one man it has far surpassed my expectations and many modern popular titles whilst simultaneously combining elements of H.P Lovecraft and a rougelike dungeon crawler to create an incredible game.

TL:DR-

Buy this on a sale. Buy it when it's full price. Buy it whenever. Just make sure you buy it.


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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I am suprised I have not heard about this game sooner. For the price it does well. and if you got a not so good computer that is fine you don't need much to play it. I recommend anyone who likes pixel games or dungeon crawlers.
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