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An Eldritch Post-Mortem

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 8, 2014

eldritch I haven’t played Eldritch as much as I would like (but then, seriously, how much have I played ANY good game as much as I would like…?). My best description of the game would be equal parts Roguelike, Minecraft, Thief, and of course Call of Cthulhu. I like what I’ve played.

It’s so rare that you hear about a game project that was actually completed well in advance of the scheduled time. But in this case, it was. And it went on to be pretty successful (and still going) for a one-man project. It’s an impressive start to an indie career by former mainstream game developer David Pittman, whose previous credits include Bioshock 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

The post-mortem has a lot more to do with things like burn rate, cross-platform development, and other biz-related things more than game design and amusing programming stories. But it also includes sales info, graphs, and plenty of hard numbers.

Anyway, for those who do find that kind of thing fascinating (you guys who also play Game Dev Tycoon are probably in that category), here’s the article:

Eldritch: Mountains of Madness Post-Mortem

And if you haven’t seen or played the game yet, here’s the trailer… with a very interesting musical choice….

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  • Cuthalion said,

    I approve heartily of this very interesting musical choice.