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Experience Lovecraftian Pleasures in ‘Lust for Darkness’

Continuing the theme of Lovecraftian-inspired video games from the news of the recently-released Conarium comes Lunar Cult Studios’ Lust For Darkness, which also holds the distinction of being the last Steam Greenlight game to be submitted on the service (which is being replaced by Steam Direct next week).

Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Lust For Darkness also draws from the paintings of surrealist Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński (have fun!), and throws in some good ol’ eroticism and occult themes for good measure. The story concerns a man named Jonathan Moon, who receives a letter from his wife who has been missing for a year. The message directs him to a secluded mansion where a mysterious ceremony takes place that opens a gateway to the perverse and profane land of Lusst’ghaa.

Throughout the game, players will move between our world and Lusst’ghaa, uncovering more of the mystery to Moon’s wife’s whereabouts, while also delving into the history of Lusst’ghaa and its inhabitants. Speaking of the inhabitants, expect tentacles and some heavy erotic undertones. The concept art (found on the game’s Facebook page) is a combo of Cthulhu and Eyes Wide Shut, which I guess someone will find “interesting”.

No word on when the game will be released.

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  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    “Inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft” Yes please!!!

    “a combo of Cthulhu and Eyes Wide Shut” ….Enthusiasm dropping 🙁

    I dig anything Lovecraft, but “50 Shades of Cthulhu” doesn’t exactly thrill me

    • Nahuel Benvenuto


  • The Fucked Up

    Why the flying fuck do we still not have a proper straight up Lovecraft adaptation?
    What’s up with that?

    The first one of us who wins the Powerball is going to make it fucking happen dammit!

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    “Lusst’ghaa” lol they werent going for subtlety in the sexual aspect right? anyway, it looks great, this, Little Nightmares, Scorn, Agony, lots of original and good games are coming, that is healthy for the horror games genre, Outlast 2 is shit though

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