If you love H.P. Lovecraft and you love survival games, Effective Evolutions’ upcoming game U55-End of the Line aims to please–and scare.
Set in modern-day Berlin, the sole purpose of U55-End of the Line is to survive. Armed with only a smartphone display as your only source of light, players are tasked with pushing their way through the dark tunnels of the Berlin subway system looking for a way out. But as the game goes on, they will find themselves as but a cog “in a mechanism that will inevitably change the fate of mankind once and for all.”
Heavily inspired by the timeless horror of H.P. Lovecraft, U55-End of the Line uses a ”cosmic horror” setting, one full of diabolical entities breaking into “what we call reality.” As Malte M. Boettcher, the creative director, puts it:
For us, Lovecraft was one of the most important things to begin with. Until now, there have been few video games to cite his works in a direct way. We are going back to everything Lovecraft stands for, putting it into a contemporary video game. Longtime-fans will enjoy the references while newcomers will be gently introduced to one of the greatest sci-fi/fantasy/horror authors of all time.
With U55-End of the Line, we bring Lovecraft’s legacy to the modern-day urban setting of Berlin, serving horror fans and core gamers alike. We are sure that the mature audience will appreciate our efforts on a game echoing an intense experience. After all, the Great Old Ones must have seen fit that our Kickstarter project will be released just in time – on Lovecraft’s birthday.
As stated above, U55-End of the Line is looking for support on Kickstarter, which is currently at $47,250 out of its $115,00 goal as of this writing. The game is also looking to be Greenlit on Steam, and can be supported on its Steam Page. U55-End of the Line will be coming to the PC DRM-free for all backers, to next-gen consoles, and to Mac and Linux with enough support. The game will also be playable using the Oculus Rift VR technology, for even more immersion into the world.
Check out the trailer and screenshots below for a deeper look at the game, and stay tuned to DualShockers for more updates on this project.