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Cultic Games and 1C Entertainment have today announced the Lovecraftian horror RPG, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, will be releasing with Linux support on September 26th.

Step into the 1920s as you create your own character based on one of eight different archetypes pulled from the pages of cosmic horror history - from the academic to the occultist - each with their own unique attributes, skills and belief systems. These belief systems in particular determine how your characters cope with the warped reality of the world around them. This, like the classic CRPG titles that came before it, provides players with an open-ended narrative to unearth as they attempt to find sense in the mysterious otherworldly happenings that have befallen the town of Arkham.

Funded originally on Kickstarter back in 2016, where well over two thousand backers pledged over seventy thousand euros. Linux support was planned, so it's great to see nothing change there. They even have a "Tux" Linux icon in the brand new trailer:

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It really does sound like it's going to be a very interesting game to play, just check out the impressive feature list they sent over to us today:

  • A hand drawn 2D world reflecting Lovecraft's themes of cosmic horror and dread.
  • Enemies, environments and storylines inspired by Lovecraft’s iconic original works. Take part in quests inspired by your favorite stories and see them play out according to your own decisions and role-playing style.
  • Choose from 8 main character Archetypes, each with its own origin backstory and specialties.
  • A host of weird companions to accompany you on your ill-starred journey: the lonely, antediluvian 'Outsider', a fallen soldier of the Great War reanimated by Herbert West. Recruit these and other outlandish beings to your crew.
  • Your character's Sanity and mental state influences their available dialogue options, offering both advantages and hindrances. Sometimes it pays to be mad in a world gone mad!
  • Stygian's Belief System determines how your characters cope with the warped reality of the new Arkham, as well as the rate at which they regenerate lost Sanity. Belief Systems also offer unique dialogue options, expanding the breadth of role-playing possibilities.
  • A new kind of spell system which sometimes takes more than it gives. Being a master of the occult is not as simple as flinging colored missiles from your fingertips. The black magic of Stygian is potent but may cost you your mind, your health, and possibly even more.
  • Strategic, turn-based combat from a 2D perspective, similar to the classic Heroes of Might and Magic games.
  • The struggle in Stygian is not to save the world, for that battle is lost already. Pursue your own goals in these end times: salvation, vendetta, or perhaps something darker.

Currently only a Steam store release seems to have been announced. They did originally say there wanted it on GOG too, so I will let you know when that situation changes.

Will you be picking up a copy of this one?

Seems this was another missing from our dedicated Crowdfunding Page, it has been added.

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Expalphalog 1 August 2019 at 4:03 pm UTC
Well I, for one, am super stoked about this one.

Though, fair warning, it's been on my Steam wishlist since the day it became wishlist-able. Which, going by my track record, pretty much guarantees it's going to go Epic Store exclusive before launch. *grumble Metro grumble Phoenix Point grumble Sinking City grumble*
techieg33k 1 August 2019 at 8:36 pm UTC
Expalphalogit's going to go Epic Store exclusive before launch.

I backed it on KS, so if that happens I'll be requiring a refund. I do not like exclusives at all and usually any games I was following that goes exclusive just gets drops from my give-a-crap list and I move on...
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