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Trawl Up Some Fish and Elder Gods in Dredge

Fishing Up Some Trouble in 2022

 

Dredge | Featured

Normally I don’t pay much attention to fishing games. But when said games take place in a Lovecraft haunted world? Then you have my attention. Which is why Dredge looks so very interesting. Developed by Black Salt Games and set to launch on PC and Switch in early 2022, it’s a game with undercurrents of danger right under the surface. By day, you fish, talk with strange inhabitants and upgrade your boat and gear. By night, you can spend time tranquilly hunting for food. Or maybe something worse will hunt you as their next meal…

Dredge | Inhabitants

I love the discordant symmetry of the game, and think it could be something special. I’m especially curious to see how the Lovecraft elements work in the adventure. While they do say some inhabitants will ask you to dredge up dangerous artifacts, I have a feeling there’s some combat against Elder Gods (or their spawn) as well. Granted none of that is clearly shown yet, but there’s time for more reveals.

Dredge | Calm Waters

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Dredge | Cargo

Game Features

  • Explore multiple different regions within the world of Dredge
  • Improve your boat equipment including rods, engines, lights and cargo space
  • Upgrade your vessel, trading in for bigger and better boats
  • Fish with multiple different rods, trawl nets and crab pots
  • Discover mysterious relics that unlock supernatural powers
  • Endure the lonely nighttime waters
  • Survive what is awaiting you in the depths

Dredge | Sunset

If you’re interested in the premise of the game, I’d be sure to watch the Dredge preview trailer below. And stay tuned to HPP for more games with a sinister twist lurking below the calm waters…

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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