Eldritch Arkham

Eldritch Arkham

This game is a work in progress.

Layout of the steps that are required to complete Eldritch Arkham.

Inspired by my nostalgic feelings towards Arkham Horror, I’ve decided to create a game inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. Many writers contributed to his mythos, however some of these stories went against the original theme; the unstoppable and uncaring otherworldly horrors that rule the universe. The modern games and their take on his epics often boil down to a good-versus-evil story, and thus I though I’d bring it back to its origin.

My goal is to create a cooperative adventure game, in which players take on the role of investigators in the streets of Arkham, with the hopes of stopping the Great Old One from awakening. Before I can create such a story-rich game, I had to gather all manner of references from Lovecraft’s work. This full list of everything Lovecraftian can be found below.

The result of many different sketches.

There are countless of ways to relay the feeling of horror and dread, but Lovecraft seemed to focus on the feat that stems from not knowing. Therefore, when it came to art-style, I avoided a Victorian-style (the time in which Lovecraft himself spend his youth), and instead chose for an abstract-style. After-all, a common trope in his works is trying to describe the indescribable.

I’ll be updating this page as I design new parts of the game.