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Why are there no recent lovecraftian horror games/movies? Honestly, Lovecraftian horror is probably the best and spookiest
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Very few writers can do Lovecraftian horror right, it's usually just "durr there are tentacles isn't this scary".
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Does Bloodborne count as recent?
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because Lovecraftian horror is atmospheric horror, things you can see, you have to create an ambiance and it requires talent. Today's gaming and movie industries need cheap shit tricks to work on larger audience, thus shitty horror movies with jumpscares. In games, there are at least some studios that still try to convey this kind of atmosphere.
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>>17298254
It does, but it isn't exactly horror.
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>>17298241
games: bloodborne, dark souls
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the curse duh. anything that is explicitly lovecraftian suffers many set backs or even the company going bankrupt

bethesda is the publisher of the last real attempt to make a lovecraft based game. the company went under. the game was "call of cthulhu"

others that pepper to much of that stuff in suffer financial set backs

the powers that be dont like it much i suppose
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>>17298735

Alien Isolation.
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>>17298779

>citation needed

How could Bethesda go under?
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>>17298822
Bethesda are the publisher.

The developer went under
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Bloodborne is the only REALLY Lovecraft thing that comes to mind in recent years.
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>>17298241
POOPEE go nu nu :)
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>>17298895

That's not how he said it...

And I still want a link or some shit.
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Sunless sea seemed pretty good for this sort of thing (although I haven't gotten a chance to play it).

There is also eldritch. Despite the N64 quality models and textures, can be a bit spooky lurking through the dungeons (especially with the mummy)
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>>17298935
Sunless sea has elements or lovecraft, but not enoigh to call it a direct reference. Except the vast eye, which is a blatant reference to cthulu and r'lyeh
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>>17298921
The company that made call of cthulhu went under. That game came out in 2008 or some shit.
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>>17298241

Euclidean is a game that just came out.
Play it.
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Probably like this anon said >>17298279 Lovecraftian horror would take a lot of patience, atmosphere building, and subtlety but the problem there is that horror is such a niche genre now that no studio wants to take a risk on a niche subject within an already niche genre.

And to give Lovecraft any sort of justice, you'd have to have an at least somewhat decent budget.

I think one of the better Lovecraftian movies that I can think of (though it isn't recent by any means) is The Thing but on a small scale. Oddly enough, OP's image seems directly modeled after pic related from The Thing.
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>>17298779
There's a ctuhulu indie game that has sold a load and there are plenty of Lovecraft references in Fallout
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There are movie versions of Cal of Cthulhu and Whisperer in the Darkness, both by the Lovecraft Historical Society. Both are quite good.
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>>17299492
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People are half baked in general and either don't respond strongly or completely over look the kind of subtitles and atmosphere building that lovecraft did so well. People talk shit on jump scares, but at the end of the day it sells.
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>>17298279
because lovecraft literall says "cyclopean architecture" in every single story lol
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>>17299492
This
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>>17298254
Bloodborne is lovecraftian only in appearance, and virtually nothing else.
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>>17298779
>>17298822
>>17298921

here is the real story behind this great game (despite all the bugs)
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>>17300305
Have you even played it?
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I guy whos videos I enjoy watching has also started making games again. Ive watched a playthrough, its heavily Lovecraft inspired but is very clevver and well written. Its called The Consuming Shadow.
http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/conshadow/

I hope I helped find you guys a good one.
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>>17298241

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DyRxlvM9VM
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>>17298814
>Alien Isolation
>>17298735
>souls
Lovecraftian my ass. Bloodborne kinda is, but drifts into ayy lmao territory more the. Eldritch horror
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I really enjoyed Sunless Sea
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>>17298241
So. Books?
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>>17303927
Cthulhu, Azathoth, Yog Sothoth are all aliens nigger. Beyond the Wall of Sleep? Dreams in the Witch House?
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>>17300305
R u fuckin retarded?
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>>17299318
Threadly reminder that Prometheus killed Toro's At the Mountains of Madness.
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>>17299711
Sir, I believe you meant to say "figuratively".
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>>17299492
Fallout hasn't been any good since Interplay was forced to sell the license due to financial difficulties, so.
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Because part of the reason Lovecraft is so terrifying are the abstract descriptions of being unable to percieve the horrors from beyond. Doesn't really lend itself to visual media
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>>17299518
Do you mean Haunter Of The Dark or is there a story I haven't yet read?
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>>17308543
Which is why Madness would be The One to film ;_;
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>>17298735
path of exile
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>>17298254
It was ultimately an action game, so I don't think it counts
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Bloodborne is technicaly Lovecraftian Lite, since you're actively fighting the horror and winning, instead of being reminded of your insignificance before these cosmic horrors.
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>>17298241
Darkest Dungeon is pretty good if you play it correctly.
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>>17311395

Repetitive as fuck though.
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DEATSTATE.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWTvI74a8rY
so what do you guys think of this?
it seems like something he would write honestly
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https://youtu.be/mQZyYvb-GD8
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>>17300305
>apperance
>lore
>enemies, items and weapons

u retarted
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>only one mention of Sunless Sea so far
It's great, they clearly drew a lot on Lovecraft, while still having some unique stuff. Combat is boring, but the writing and exploration is great.
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