Conarium
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Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game, which follows a gripping story involving four scientists and their endeavor to challenge what we normally consider to be the ‘absolute’ limits of nature. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s novella “At the Mountains of Madness”, but largely set after the original story

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Conarium

Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game, which follows a gripping story involving four scientists and their endeavor to challenge what we normally consider to be the ‘absolute’ limits of nature. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s novella “At the Mountains of Madness”, but largely set after the original story.

You, as Frank Gilman, open your eyes inside a room filled with strange, pulsating noises. Patterns of lights executing a Danse Macabre on the walls is presented by a queer device on the table. Having recalled nothing other than that you’re in Upuaut, an Antarctic base located near the south pole, you find the place deserted and have a distinct feeling of something being terribly wrong. Somehow knowing that your memories cannot guide you enforces a strange feeling of vulnerability, a familiar yet alien sensation of being a part of a particular whole… Soon you will discover that having used the device during the expedition, you have died but then returned subtly changed, speaking of strange memories and of strange places. You have lost something important or gained something sinister.

Conarium follows four scientists in their endeavor to challenge what we normally consider to be the absolute limits of nature. The scientist sought to transcend human consciousness with the use of a so-called Conarium device.

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(2017) Conarium Gameplay Video Still

 

The player controls Frank Gilman, one of the four scientists of the Antarctic expedition. At the beginning of the game, Gilman wakes up alone at Upuaut, a research base located in Antarctica. The room where he wakes up has a queer device on the table emitting odd noises and pulsating lights. Gilman has no idea what the device is, nor has he any recollection of what happened prior to him passing out.

He discovers the research base abandoned, with no trace of the other scientists. Gilman must uncover what happened to the others of his expedition by exploring the Antarctic base and its surroundings. During his search, he experiences strange visions and dreams, which feel like memories that he cannot place.

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(2017) Conarium Gameplay Video Still

 

Playing from a first-person perspective, players must explore the Antarctic base to solve the mystery of what happened to the other expedition members. This objective is achieved by exploring the environment and solving puzzles. Players can find and look at notes, journals, and other documents. Gameplay and controls are average; the story is interesting enough and the character pulls you in. Overall this wasn’t a bad game at all, I actually enjoyed it a lot.

 

About the product

  • A deep and suspenseful Lovecraftian story with lots of secrets and Easter eggs.
  • Ominous but wonderful graphics created with the Unreal 4 engine.
  • Multiple endings.
  • A haunting and atmospheric soundtrack.

 

GrimMagazine.com - Conarium - Game Review
Title: Conarium
Genre: Action Adventure, Survival Horror
Rated: Teen
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Developer: Zoetrope Interactive
Game Engine: Unreal Engine
Platforms: MS Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Steam
Mode(s): Single Player
Reviewed by: Chad Bartlett
Our Rating: 2.8 /5

 

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