The seemingly generous and talented folks at Bit Golem have released a free horror adventure on Steam, which is an adaptation of the short story Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft. It’s a game that takes place somewhere inside the morphine-destroyed mind of a former ship officer, and in that way it’s a “100% faithful adaptation of the original story” as it claims. Dagon takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Dagon is completely free on Steam. So you can have it. It will be updated with VR support in October of this year.
Bit Golem is an independent Polish studio working on its first game, the exciting hunting and investigation game Herring Lake Tales. If you decide you like Dagon, there’s $5 DLC with an audiobook and e-book to support the developers.
I I noticed the skeptical cosmic horror gameAnd I’m never surprised when a game with a theme is bad. I am amazed when they are so good. Dagon strikes a nice balance: it’s a point-and-click adventure, so it leads you through an interactive story rather than offering a narrative in which you’re the primary participant. This is a great step to remove this type. But if it interests you, well, give it a try. It’s free.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Dagon could only be played with consoles. This is shown in the Steam store, but it’s a bug. Dagon can be played with a mouse and keyboard or controllers.