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The Sinking City delisted on Steam etc.


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I know a lot of people here like lovecraftian horror, so you probably have heard about the game "The Sinking City". I had it on my radar for quite some time, but I recently learned that it had been removed from the Steam-store and I only now found out why.

There was a statement by the dev studio Frogwares describing how their publisher BigBen/Nacon basically tried to rob them of their interlectual property and owes the studio more than 1 million € in royalties and also a couple of months of contract payments for development milestones. This in the end lead to Frogwares having to pull the game from quite a few major stores. This story shows once again how publishers can be utter capitalist evil... 

I usually wait until games are cheaper, but after reading this, I want to show my support, so I am going to get a DRM-free copy from Gamesplanet now. I am also really curious for this game, so I am happy to pay the retail price.

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That company seems to be the target some fishy publishers, I remember something similar happening with some of their Sherlock Games, they removed a few from most stores because of some legal reason but later they returned. I think the same will happen to this game, they will not let, I assume years of work, go down the drain like that, specially when they have the game done and full control over the IP. 

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Game is quite good though a bit of an offshot lovecraftian wise, cthylla ?!? instead of cthulhu so his daughter ( damn his sexlive must be scarier than the actual horror stories about him xD ).

Game is mostly detective work though some areas can be dangerous but nothing to serious.

Compared with the old dark corners its easy mode, but that one was plagued by so many bugs that it did not matter how good you were.

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5 hours ago, revelator said:

Compared with the old dark corners its easy mode, but that one was plagued by so many bugs that it did not matter how good you were.

Still loved "Call of Cthulhu", 'though. So it seems, the sinking city is gonna be perfect for me. Thanks for the brief review.

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