Source of Madness a Lovecraftian Adventure

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Take on procedurally-generated landscapes and monsters in the cosmic horror action-RPG Source of Madness. Currently in Early Access on Steam, the game will see a full release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch on May 11, 2022.

As an acolyte in this Lovecraftian alternate reality, players must navigate the ever-changing Loam Lands. Travel across nine biomes, including the Dungeon of Forgotten Knowledge, the Forest of Lies, the Citadel R’Lyeh, and even the celestial bodies at the rim of the universe.

“With Source of Madness we wanted to make a roguelite that does more than simply rearrange level layouts and enemy combinations, but rather creates all new unholy beasts to face off against in each playthrough,” said Per Fornander, CEO at Carry Castle. “We knew we were opening Pandora’s Box by unleashing so many permutations of machine learning AI monstrosities, but thanks to our audience of Early Access players, we were able to ensure that this multi platform launch is as polished as can be.”

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From developers Thunderful and Carry Castle:

Each playthrough will feature not only unpredictable terrain, but up to billions of permutations of procedurally-generated beasts born of a neural network that concocts creatures from a seemingly endless abyss. These physics-rigged monstrosities climb and stretch in billions of different ways as they’re brought to life by a powerful machine-learning AI that will do anything to make your life a living hell!

Face off against these abominations using a wide variety of spells. Choose between five classes, upgrade your skills, and unlock all manner of magic abilities as you collect equipment and items left behind by those who came before you. Build your arsenal as you go by infusing the blood of your enemies into magical altars to unlock new spells. But beware: every time you perish the world will be reborn and all your equipment will be lost.

Source of Madness will run at 4K resolution at 60 fps on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, while it will run at native 1080p at 60 fps on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version will run at 1080p docked at 720p handheld with a target of 60 fps.

Source of Madness will release May 11, 2022, at $19.99 USD/€19.99/£16.99. Early Access prices will be available on Steam up until its wide release.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.