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 [...]
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For many of the people on our team, games were a refuge. Whether we got lost in the glittering lights of a pinball table or immersed ourselves in a dungeon crawl, games were always there for us. That passion has carried over into our work, but we haven’t forgotten what games did for us [...]
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 [...]
For the Dread Nautical experience, we felt that the tactical RPG genre naturally fit with the mechanics that define the Rogue-like and Rogue-lite genres. These are our top 4 reasons for why tactical RPGs are perfect for Rogue mechanics.