The Innsmouth Case is a comedy-horror game set in a Lovecraftian world "where nothing is what it seems". It's a point-and-click choose-your-own-adventure title from publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Robot Pumpkin Games, and it's headed straight for iOS and Android this Spring.
You, a not-so-great detective, are hired to investigate the disappearance of little Tabitha Marsh. In search of answers, you're shipped off to the remote, creepy village of Innsmouth. There you'll encounter a host of weird and wild characters and creatures.
Decisions made throughout the story are said to have a permanent effect on the overarching narrative. There are 27 possible endings to earn in total, and I reckon you can expect most of them to end in your untimely demise or failure to crack the case.
While we've certainly no shortage of Lovecraftian titles across all gaming platforms, many of which have been fairly disappointing, The Innsmouth Case does seem to offer something different – a decent, offbeat sense of humour. It's also important to note that Robot Pumpkin brings the village of Innsmouth into the 21st century, hopefully adding a unique angle to its familiar tale.
"Whether you're a diehard fan of Lovecraft's storytelling universe, or simply enjoy all things strange and unusual, you'll find something to love in the game", said Assemble Entertainment CEO Stefan Marcinek.
Assemble Entertainment is no stranger to the point-and-click genre, having also published the surprisingly good Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry. That one recently received a free 'Happy Ending' epilogue, if you're interested.
The Innsmouth Case is set to launch for iOS and Android this Spring. It certainly looks and sounds fairly promising, and I'm always open to a well-told take on Lovecraft's stories. You'll find more info over on Assemble Entertainment's Discord and Facebook page.Love a good narrative adventure? Here are 5 of the best from last year