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:
Recent:
Very Positive (27 reviews) - 81% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,256 reviews) - 88% of the 1,256 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (27 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,256 reviews)
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BriggZ
( 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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Just Some Guy
( 3.6 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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HappyerbS
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Well worth the 99p in the summer sale,buy it now
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Meh-rican
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is much like a side story to the HP Lovecraft mythos. You play the role of the explorer, who is hinted at being a Guardian, known as the librarian. This game introduces you slowly to the concept it has, instead of thrusting itself upon you. The difficulty does rise instantly though, as you are introduced to many new enemies that just are there to make you miserable.
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Pilph0
( 7.1 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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Bender76
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
No thanks. The game wasn't bad to start, learning some things about how the game worked, killing a few bad guys and praying to a few Old Ones. It wasn't flashy but it was somewhat enjoyable. I'd explored for about half an hour, no hint of a save point but that hadn't bothered me because I'd still yet to take any damage from the dozens of bad guys I'd encountered. I actually wondered if I had it on easy mode and if I should ramp up the difficulty. Then I a find a bad guy in a room....BOOM I put a bullet in his face. Follow it up with 4 more and still nothing. Then he spanks me with a one hit kill. I ressurect and have lost the gear I found so far. It felt cheap and it felt stupid. OK I learned that maybe that particular bad guy was to be feared but I wasn't going to drudge around a mediocre game to have more surprises like that thrown at me. Putting this one in the never-to-play-again pile.
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GilmooDaddy
( 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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[WBW] Botched Attempt
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Like a low-poly, roguelike, procedurally generated, Lovecraftian Dishonored.
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Inferno_Shogun
( 0.4 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Just like Crypt of the Necrodancer (fantastic game btw) this game combines two concepts which wouldn't seem to work well together on paper. Those two concepts are stealth and dungeon crawling. Somehow, Eldritch manages to pull this strange combo off excellently, creating a difficult, tense, edge-of-your-seat experience so chalk-full of the Cthulhu Mythos it's practically got a Hound of Tindalos emerging from one of the corners of your monitor. The campaign may be short, but it is challenging enough to stump you for a while and it makes up for the short length with excellent replay value. The only major shortcoming of the game is that death, while not permanent in any way, feels quite defeating after staying alive for a long time, which has caused me to stop playing on more than one occasion, even while streaming. This is not an issue unique to Eldritch: many drawn-out roguelikes also suffer from it, but it is still unfortunate where it pops up. That being sid, the game is extremely enjoyable, and certainly worth your money, especially if you know your lore.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Like a low-poly, roguelike, procedurally generated, Lovecraftian Dishonored.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Its a nice little challenging game. I would recommend to anyone who likes roguelikes, H.P. Lovecraft, and action adventure games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This game is much like a side story to the HP Lovecraft mythos. You play the role of the explorer, who is hinted at being a Guardian, known as the librarian. This game introduces you slowly to the concept it has, instead of thrusting itself upon you. The difficulty does rise instantly though, as you are introduced to many new enemies that just are there to make you miserable.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 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 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Well worth the 99p in the summer sale,buy it now
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Great fun little casual roguelike. Its alot of fun, right, simple, fast. Good simple stealth mechanic. It requires a little patience and skill but it never sets you back too far you when you die. And a few extras levels added by the developer for fun after the games release.

Ignore the simple visuals and give it a try. You can't help but like it. Definitely for $5.
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