Frogwares Reveals Cthulhu-Inspired ‘Open World Investigator’ The Sinking City

Frogwares, the studio best known for the Sherlock Holmes games, has officially revealed its latest game: The Sinking City. Like the studio’s other titles, The Sinking City is a detective game—but it’s one that’s set in HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos. It’s a big departure from the grounded reality of 1890s London.

The title is described as an open world investigation game, with players free to roam the city and solve murder mysteries. They wrote:

We also believe that Lovecraft universe, Cthulhu Mythos is the right setting for the game. The Lovecraft/Cthulhu setting [has been] dear [to] us for years. In 2016, we’ll celebrate the 10 years of Sherlock Holmes the Awakened, a Sherlockian/Lovecraftian adventure, a game that was seen as a milestone in narrative adventure gaming back then. We are thrilled to be given the possibility to innovate with the games we love. We hope you’ll like it too.

The game’s developer published three pieces of art to accompany the announcement. Check them out below. The studio intends to showcase the game at GDC this year.