Moons of Madness Is a Lovecraftian Horror Title Set on Mars and It Just Got a Big Funding Boost

Moons of Madness Is a Lovecraftian Horror Title Set on Mars and It Just Got a Big Funding Boost

Rock Pocket Games is working on a psychological horror title set on Mars with elements of H.P. Lovecraft's mythos tied in. It's called Moons of Madness. Apparently, Norway kind of likes the idea.

The Norwegian Film Institute is an organization that supports the Norwegian arts and entertainment industry. Today, Rock Pocket Games announced that it has received additional funding by the Institute for its Lovecraft-inspired psychological horror title Moons of Madness. Rock Pocket Games now boasts that out of any other team, it has received the highest amount from the Institute in this round of funding.

1.6 million Norwegian Krone (NOK), which equates to about $186,000.00, is what the developer has received for its continued work on the new title. Apparently, this marks the third time that Rock Pocket Games has been awarded funds by the Norwegian Film Institute, bringing the total amount received to 3.6 million NOK (about $419,000.00).

Moons of Madness is about astronaut Shane Newehart and his internal struggles with the supernatural while living on the first scientific outpost to be established on Mars. According to the developer, the game is a narrative-driven experience. Here’s what they said about what players can expect from that experience.

“Players will explore a realistic interpretation of the red planet as they uncover the mystery surrounding Shane’s past and learn the secrets behind the sinister moons of madness.”

Moons of Madness will launch in Q1 2018, and is being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you want to see more, give the game’s website a gander or take a look at the gallery of images below.