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Moons of Madness Heads to PC This Month, Xbox One and PS4 in 2020

The long-awaited indie horror title by Rock Pocket Games has finally received a launch date for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

October 10, 2019

Since it’s coming up to that spooky time of the year again, Funcom has revealed that their horror indie game Moons of Madness will be released just in time for Halloween on PC 22 October 2019. Don’t worry too much if you’re a PS4 or an Xbox One owner as you won’t have too much longer to wait as you’ll get to experience Moons of Madness on 21 January 2020 when it launches on consoles.

Moons of Madness has already been cited by IGN as “one of the scariest looking games we’ve ever seen” so by that statement, this cosmic horror game will for sure be a must-play for horror fans of the genre and also the ideal game to play on Halloween night, especially. You start out on this Lovecraftian horror as Shane Newehart, chief engineer on a research facility on Mars, 140 million miles away from the nearest police station. After awakening from a strange dream, things start going wrong and you are pretty much left to your own devices. With this being a horror game, you can be guaranteed some jump scares and intense moments as you figure out a way to stay alive.

Rock Pocket Games CEO Ivan Moen states that “We wanted to make a game that combines Lovecraftian elements and Mars exploration,” Moen explains. “And central to a good Lovecraft experience is the battle that goes on in your own mind. You will face external threats, sure, but having to face your inner demons at the same time is what makes this truly terrifying.”

Moons of Madness was first introduced back in 2017 as the Norway-based independent studio Rock Pocket Games announced a brand-new, psychological horror game in which they revealed the following three core mechanics of Moons of Madness: Combining hard science, based on meticulous analysis of NASA and Space X research, with Lovecraftian horror, An innovative feature called “Zone Outs” that simulates Lovecraftian madness in which players are exposed to hallucinations and visions they play through as part of the game. They have to understand what the visions are expressing as they foreshadow certain events mapping out the character’s history and exploring mental illness through various game modes without antagonizing the medical condition itself.

Moons of Madness is set in the same thematic universe as Funcom’s The Secret World so you can be sure to find secrets and plots throughout your gameplay.

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Moons of Madness will launch on Steam on October 22, 2019, and then on PS4 and Xbox One on 21 January 2020. To get you prepared for your horror adventures, you can check out the launch announcement trailer below.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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