Based on Lovecraft's novella "At the Mountains of Madness", Conarium casts the player as Frank Gilman and tasks them with finding out what went wrong at the Upuaut station.
Fans of H.P. Lovecraft's particular brand of horror will be delighted to hear that a game based on his novella "At the Mountains of Madness" is coming to Nintendo Switch today.
Conarium follows a story of four scientists and their endeavour to challenge what we normally consider to be the 'absolute' limits of nature.
Conarium is now available for purchase via the Nintendo Switch eShop in Europe. The game is available to pre-order in North America, with its official release coming on February 4. Conarium will set you back around $19.99. The game is currently enjoying a limited-time 15 per cent launch discount.
- A deep and suspenseful homage to H.P. Lovecraft with many secrets and Easter eggs.
- Ominous but wonderful graphics created using the Unreal 4 engine.
- Multiple endings.
- A haunting and atmospheric soundtrack.
Upon waking up to a series of strange noises, near a strange device that is emitting patterns of light, Frank Gilman takes up exploring Upuaut, an Antarctic base located near the South Pole, trying to figure out how he got there and why.
The base is deserted and it's not because everyone is in the break room celebrating Madge the engineer's birthday - something went wrong.
Soon you discover that having used the device during the expedition, you have died but then returned subtly changed, speaking of strange memories and strange places.
Conarium will see its players explore the Antarctic base, as well as dreams and visions - there are clues to study and secrets to unlock.