The Sinking City 2 Officially Revealed. Support It On Kickstarter!

Explore the flooded city of Arkham in this eerie Lovecraftian survival horror. Coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series. Support on Kickstarter!

We are happy to officially unveil The Sinking City 2. A game that will be taking our studio in a newer direction.

What is the Sinking City 2?

The Sinking City 2 is a story-rich survival-horror game, set in Lovecraftian 1920s United States. It takes place in the infamous city of Arkham, now plagued by a supernatural flood that has brought decay and Eldritch monsters to its streets.

In the Sinking City 2, you face numerous eldritch abomination in combat, explore a rotting city as the rising waters change the landscape, and discover what dark mysteries brought you to this forsaken place. The game will feature a new, stand-alone story separate from the one told in the original game.

Unlike The Sinking City 1 which was a detective adventure with a horror flavor, the sequel is a full-scale survival horror game with emphasis on combat and exploration. We are also keeping investigation as an optional mechanic, one that will yield real gameplay benefits if you decide to engage with it!

Game Features

  • Fight to Survive: Use an arsenal of 1920s-inspired firearms to fight against Eldritch-inspired admonitions.
  • Explore The Decaying City of Arkham: A semi-open world of decaying mansions, flooded markets and abandoned hospitals. As you progress the flood waters will rise, changing the layout of locations when you return.
  • Find and Use What You Can: Scrounge for limited resources and balance a finite inventory as you decide what to bring and what to leave behind
  • Choose to Investigate Further: Solve optional puzzles that let you investigate your surroundings deeper to uncover secrets, alternate options, and more lore
  • A Twisted Lovecraftian Tale: Experience a morally grey and captivating story set around the Lovecraft mythos of cults, mutant creatures and incomprehensible gods

Reinventing The Studio – New Genre and Unreal Engine 5

With the Sinking City 2, we are hoping to pivot the studio to a “horror-first” focus with gameplay primarily built around combat, exploration, and its Lovecraftian setting + story. We have also moved over to Unreal Engine 5 to utilize the technological leaps and bounds the engine is offering developers.

“The original Sinking City is still one of our most successful titles, most likely because of stronger horror genre leanings and setting. We created quite a few detective adventures in the past, so now we’re going to mix things up to keep doing what people love about us – meaning story-rich experiences – while still being able to evolve. The industry is changing around us and we want to secure the studio’s future.” – Sergiy Oganesyan, Head of Publishing, Frogwares.

Be a Detective Only If You So Choose

On top of strong storytelling, The Sinking City 2 will have Frogwares’ other hallmark feature – the ability to be cunning detective. However, this time around the feature will be entirely optional. Players can decide when and where to put on their sleuthing caps to unveil new secrets, lore,  ways to progress etc

We want investigation to be a beneficial part of the game but just for those who want it, offering tangible gameplay bonuses and eureka moments without it being a requirement to progress. By taking time to piece together clues, you’ll arm yourself with more knowledge and awareness of your options vs just coming across them by chance. We are also doing this for our existing fans who have come to love this feature from us, so they don’t feel left out. For those not keen on combat and survival-horror mechanics, we will also have various accessibility features to help.”  Denys Chebotarov, Executive Producer, Frogwares

As War Still Rages, We ask for your help

As Ukraine is still in a state of war, we have decided to turn to Kickstarter again to create a safety net for the studio as well as help secure some additional features for the game.

“At this stage, we have learned and adapted to our reality but the ongoing war adds an ominous layer of uncertainty, and the additional funds will help us deal with potential disruptions on top of helping fund various extra features we would love to implement. Our previous game, Sherlock Holmes The Awakened, was fully developed and released during the war. Through Kickstarter and our supporters, we built ourselves a safety net that saved us more than once. From power cuts as our electrical infrastructure was targeted for months to the need for team members to relocate at very short notice, this financial safety net proved invaluable to us. So we need to do the same now with The Sinking City 2 as this game is vastly bigger and more complex. “ – Wael Amr, CEO, Frogwares

Our goal is to make the best game possible, and there are many features that we would love to implement, but can’t for a number of reasons. Features like the new insanity mechanic, more boss fights, full performance motion capture for the main character and more. With your support, we can create a complete Lovecraftian survival horror experience without having to compromise on the quality of the title.

The campaign is expected to launch soonwill be launched in a few months, but for now, fans can sign up to be informed by Kickstarter once the campaign goes live:

The Sinking City 2 Kickstarter Campaign

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