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.
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.
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