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Eldritch is a 2013 FPS indie game developed by Minor Key Games. Its source code was released to the public by the developers in December 2013.


The game's story is revealed through various books scattered across the levels. The game's protagonist is a librarian, who explores the worlds of these books as they drag him in. The game is heavily inspired by the myths of Cthulhu and the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft.


The game features numerous roguelike elements, as the world is procedurally generated and the permanent death is implemented as well. This adds to the game's replay value. If the player dies, they lose all the items they had on them as well as their money. Money can be stored in the bank, that is located in the game's hub environment called the Library.

The game's protagonist can use both firearms and magic spells. It is essential to mix all kinds of such weaponry to succeed in the game. Daggers, pickaxes, hatchets, revolvers, and even rocks can be used in the game's combat.

Upon completing all the books, the New Game+ mode is unlocked. In this mode, the number of enemies on the level grows drastically, the amount of damage the players can sustain is dropped severely, and several weapons change their behavior. For example, the dagger can deal only a single damage point, and it cannot be used to break doors, rendering it completely useless.

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Minor Key Games
Minor Key Games
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System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Graphics: GeForce 8 series or equivalent
  • Storage: 150 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
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Eldritch reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Nice Game, is a lot of Fun so far. You start in a Library, are introduced to the Game by reading books, and Magic books Teleport you to different Worlds. In these Worlds you collect different Things like weapons and Money that you can spend again at a Dealer if you want, you can also steal and kill the Dealer ^ ^ There are of course also opponents and fall, but everything quite simple, you don't have to sneak there the Opponents up Now after 1-2 Strokes are Instant death, much will be harder later but you can find it yourself;) The Graphics scare off some because they are very well, let's just design. But if Graphics are not so important, and if you want to make Indiana Jones, you can access it quietly. I definitely keep playing and hope that it can't end too quickly.
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Microsoft from French
Great game! Playing in stealth mode at this game has made me a little think of dishonored, by its dynamic displacement and how one can surprise the enemies from behind. The atmosphere is great, inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, it literally taped me during my different parts to finally succeed in finishing the game. Visually, the game is all in pixelated textures, but the most beautiful effect because perfectly mastered and it feels. The different atmospheres are very complementary and well thought out too (Ah these cursed basements with Egyptian design, which class). The music, sober and mainly made of saturated guitars, is intoxicating and further strengthens the oppresent atmosphere that emerges from the game. Bravo also for the variety of enemies, some of which are simply to avoid, so these are wounds! Buy!
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"Eldritch" is a real Rogue-elite pearl. That the Game is built of Blocks may deter some who have had rather nasty experiences with bad Minecraft successors from trying this Game-but stop! "Eldritch" uses this Technique in an ingenious way, enabling three-dimensional, randomly generated levels that are applied by Room in a Grid. "Eldritch" contains almost everything a Rogue-like must have: A bog-hard Difficulty and a high Replay value. Fall And Opponents do not forgive the slightest mistake and despite the high Fruit Factor, the well-known "Argh! Right away again! This Time he's a nice time! " Feeling like I personally only knew it from "The Binding of Isaac" or "Rogue Legacy." I Would only have been happy about more Achievements and Stuff to play free ... Lovecraft'S Monsters and Ideas have been lovingly, though not always fittingly, worked into the Game World. I think the old Master would certainly have had more Fun with this Game than the disappointing Schund That August Derleth or Wolfgang Hohlbein fabricated in Memory of his Myth works. However, prior Knowledge is not required, of course. In Conclusion, everyone has the Fun of Roguelikes should give "Eldritch" a Chance. The Game is not particularly expensive and often included in Bundles.
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