Desolatium, a graphic adventure based on Lovecraft mythos, is coming this year

Point-and-click adventure with a taste of survival horror.

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The key art for Desolatium.

Last August, Soedesco acquired Spanish development studio Superlumen, which was working on point-and-click adventure game Desolatium. The game is based squarely in the realm of Lovecraft, and has players investigating the disappearance of a friend through the eyes of four different characters. Today, it was announced that Desolatium will be released this year (2023, in case you’re reading this in the future).

Players will dive in the well-known myths of Lovecraft in a new way in Desolatium, an immersive first-person point-and-click adventure that has just a taste of survival horror. Someone is missing, and four of their friends (each with unique characteristics) investigate mysterious events to uncover who is being all the madness. Discovering what is happening will take players into a world of darkness, terror, and insanity in a desolated world.

The start the game, Carter wakes up on a bed in a strange room. He can’t remember anything – not even his name – but something seems not quite right. He needs to escape the room to find out what is happening. The true journey begins when his friends realize that he’s missing. It turns out, all the myths and creatures they’ve read about could very well be real. Get inside their heads to investigate clues and hints. Will they be ready for what they may find?

The game features hyper-realistic graphics. Each level was generation by recording real locations in 360 degrees, and later integrating 3D elements. Am I sonic (8D) audio generates a surrounding sound effect that feels like it’s coming from every direction.

The four different characters have four different paths and destinations, but the decisions made can have unexpected consequences that lead to different endings. Will there be more murders? (Wait, there were murders to begin with? All I know about is the disappearance!) Will you find out who is behind everything, or will you prefer to be part of some ritual?

Developed by Superlumen and published by Soedesco, Desolatium will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series, and Xbox One this year. It should also be available for VR devices.


Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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