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Game News Stirring Abyss Released

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Sleepy Sentry; Slitherine; Stirring Abyss

    Stirring Abyss, the Lovecraftian deep sea tactical RPG from Finnish indie studio Sleepy Sentry, is finally out today after over four years of development thanks to the assistance of strategy game publisher Slitherine. Several of our users tried out the free demo that was available earlier this month during the Steam Autumn Game Festival and found it to be decent. Over the past two weeks, Slitherine published three additional sneak peek updates with details about the game's mutations, skills, items and traits. For the launch, they've put together both a creepy cinematic launch trailer and a two minute gameplay overview. I'll post them here along with the accompanying press release:



    Epsom, October 29th. Stirring Abyss, the squad based tactical RPG inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's mythology, is now out on PC.

    Stirring Abyss is the story of a submarine crew which bogs down at the bottom of the Ocean during the Cold War. They are forced to explore the bottom of a sea where unspeakable horrors and tentacled abominations run rampant. Loosely based on Lovecraft's short novel The Temple, Stirring Abyss is the first indie game published by Slitherine under the K-Project program.

    For those passionate about narrative gameplay, Stirring Abyss comes with a Narrative Mode that is perfect for players who are more interested in story and exploration. If you’re looking for a spooky adventure game set in the Lovecraftian universe, this mode will give you chills with little challenge.

    On the contrary if you are an expert strategy player who craves challenge, Stirring Abyss’s Hard mode will test even the most experienced players. You must manage extremely limited resources and survive stronger and more deadly enemies if you are to have any hope of escape.

    In Stirring Abyss you follow the horrifying destiny of the members of the USS Salem’s crew, as they suffer from disturbing nightmares and hallucinations after the discovery of an ancient, cursed relic. In Story Mode, you slowly unravel the mysteries of the depths in a desperate quest to rescue your missing crewmembers and fix the crippled Salem. The choices you make determine the fate of your crew – and that of the entire world.

    Every expedition lives or dies by the strength of its crew. You have a diverse array of character traits and skills at your disposal, each opening exciting new options for both combat and story events. As you delve ever deeper, you may also subject your crew to powerful but grisly mutations; the price of survival is high, and no one escapes the abyss unchanged.

    The horrors of the void hiding in the deep waters can become too much to bear, and your crew may experience episodes of exhaustion and insanity. Will their psyche get stronger, or will it be forever damaged? Only a game of dice with Fate itself will determine the outcome.

    Salvaged resources can be turned into weapons, armor, or other useful supplies – or used to repair and upgrade the Salem, giving your crew a crucial edge in the fight for survival. The more you explore the abyss during the missions, the more chance you have of finding lost treasures of the deep.

    The hauntingly beautiful environment holds many secrets and mysteries to explore, but danger lurks just outside the feeble circles of light you can bring with you. Be wise, and use your skills to scout the black waters and light up the path: unseen terrors may be hiding just out of sight.

    Endless Mode pits your crew in a roguelike battle against a never-ending army of enemies that will grow stronger and stronger as you progress. It is the ultimate test of strategic ability as you not only decide how to improve your own squad, but also pick your poison and choose which powers your foes will gain.
    Looks pretty cool. If you want to check it out, Stirring Abyss is available now on Steam and GOG for a reasonable $25, with a 15% launch discount until next week.
     
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  2. Joseph Stalin Totally not Auraculum

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    A Lovecraft Mythos game which DOESN'T look like shit? Glorious.
     
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  3. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Yoink! Those cheeky asses! And here I was worried it'd be steam exclusive.

    TRIPPY!!!
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  4. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    If you stir long into the abyss, the abyss also begins to stir into you.
     
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  5. Joseph Stalin Totally not Auraculum

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    Now I just need to wait another year for the Devs to actually finish it.
     
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  6. JDR13 Prophet

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    Don't let your hopes get too high. Lovecraft games always seem like they're going to be really good... and then you actually play them.
     
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  7. Darkozric Educated

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    Actually it looks and plays like shit. If anyone needs his alien fix just go play open/terror instead, the real thing.
     
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  8. dawcio Learned

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    Anybody tried it?
     
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  9. Darkozric Educated

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    It's pretty hilarious that the most Lovecraftian games are the ones that don't mention Lovecraft at all. Also I don't get all of this paroxysm with the cartoonish graphics.
     
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  10. luj1 You're all shills

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    Indeed. See for example Clive Barkers Undying which is more Lovecraftian than any of these, yet it doesn't feel the need to reference Innsmouth or Miskatonic University at every corner like some pop quiz.
     
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  11. MrBuzzKill Arbiter

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    Do you like ANYTHING that's come out in the last 5 years?
     
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  12. MrBuzzKill Arbiter

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    And obligatory "looks like Terror from the deep"
     
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  13. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Tempted to buy this, but it looks like pile of shite presentation-wise and I can't recall a time when I bought a Slitherine game close to release and wasn't disappointed.
     
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  14. Thonius Arcane

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    Some nibba at some thread few years ago proposed exact same setting as this game....
     
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  15. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Time to watch reviews and EPs.
     
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  16. SenisterDenister Educated

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    My kingdom for a good TFTD clone.
     
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  17. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    And now I'm really hungry for a tunafish sandwich .... with lettuce. Maybe some pickles. Mayo or Miraclewhip? White bread or something more eerie....
     
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  18. Dickie Arcane Patron

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    Can you romance the tentacles?
     
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  19. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    This ain't JRPG... then again... Baldur's Gate..
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  20. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    SO goys hows the gameplay? worth a shot?
     
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  21. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Will it be a higher discount in November December?
     
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  22. tindrli Arcane

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    ok. did anyone actualy tried it? is it any good?
     
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  23. Bladderfish Augur

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    And Bloodborne. Who'd have thought the Japs could do cosmic horror so well?
     
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  24. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    My feelings exactly. This game looks so good! ... and nearly impossible to ruin. Yet, in the past other devs have somehow managed to stuff it up.

    Nevertheless, will buy when it comes out after I see some reviews. The iso 2D alone looks amazingly apt for a game like this.
     
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