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3 Reasons Game Designers Adore Lovecraft

Once upon a time, H.P. Lovecraft was an obscure fiction writer. Today, in large part due to the impact Lovecraft’s work has had on video games, Lovecraft is a well-known name to even casual readers and casual gamers. While many games base their material directly on Lovecraft lore, the impact of Lovecraftian ideas is [...]

By | November 17th, 2020|Dread Nautical, Zen Indies|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Game Designers Adore Lovecraft

Why Setting is Critical in the Horror Genre

Dread Nautical draws inspiration from a large assortment of games and our favorite stories from books and film. This Lovecraftian rogue-lite roots itself in a setting that is relatively unique as far as RPGs go--a mostly modern cruise ship at sea--but it also leverages classic ideas that have made the horror and psychological thriller [...]

By | October 12th, 2020|Dread Nautical, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Why Setting is Critical in the Horror Genre