Update 2 (February 26, 2021): Looks like this story will never end. The game is up again, but crucially, this is a version published by Nacon, and with no money going to the original developers (Frogwares). Apparently it’s an older build, with no achievements or DLC.
Update: Apparently, my joy at the game’s reappearance on Steam has been premature, since it’s just been removed again. So far, I haven’t seen any official news regarding this development, though Nacon has published a letter that says the Paris Court of Appeal has allowed them to restore the game to digital stores under their name, and said letter doesn’t seem to agree with today’s reappearance (which was a self-publishing effort from Frogwares). Original story follows.
The saga of Frogwares‘ Lovecraftian detective adventure has seemingly reached a happy ending, as The Sinking City is back on Steam after vanishing last year due to a publisher dispute.
The game costs US$49.99 or your regional equivalent, and it features Steam achievements, full controller support and cloud saves (something that was noticeably absent in the Epic Games Store version that I played in 2019).
The Sinking City is an adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of Horror. The half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You’re a private investigator, and you have to uncover the truth of what has possessed the city… and the minds of its inhabitants.
- An oppressive atmosphere and story inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft.
- A vast open world that can be explored on foot, by boat, in a diving suit…
- High replay value thanks to an open investigation system: each case can be solved in a number of ways, with different possible endings depending on your actions.
- An arsenal of weapons from the 1920s with which to take on nightmarish creatures.
- Manage your mental health to untangle the truth behind the madness.