If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Ex-BioShock and Borderlands devs announce first-person action roguelike Eldritch

Think Minecraft meets Lovecraft.

The Pittman brothers, David and J. Kyle, had pretty cushy gigs at 2K until they left to start their own company, Minor Key Games. David used to be an AI programmer on BioShock 2 and he led the AI team on The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, while J. Kyle was a programmer at Gearbox working on the Borderlands titles. Now they've gone rogue with their debut title, Eldritch, a Lovecraftian action roguelike due on 21st October for PC.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Game Developers.

Despite the horror theme, Eldritch is bright, colourful and cartoony with a minimalist blocky aesthetic and first-person view that recalls Minecraft more than anything. That being said, it will be more action-focused than Notch's insanely popular building block classic and more akin to something like Spelunky. Also like Spelunky, you'll unlock shortcuts to deeper dungeons so you go.

Eldritch can be pre-ordered from its official site for $15, which will guarantee beta access around the end of September. Or onlookers can always support Eldritch non-financially by voting for it on Steam Greenlight.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Jeffrey Matulef avatar

Jeffrey Matulef

Contributor

Jeffrey Matulef is the best-dressed man in 1984.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch