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Iceberg Interactive have been rolling around the gaming scene for more time than you can imagine. Created by a group of industry veterans in 2009, this year sees them celebrating a decade of work – and what better way to kick off the massive year than by releasing the mind-bending horror show that is Conarium on Xbox One and PS4.

The first game that Iceberg have released simultaneously on Xbox One and PS4, Conarium is available to purchase and download on both systems right now. Created by the development team at Zoetrope Interactive, this is a cosmic horror like no other, with the power of Unreal Engine 4 ensuring that astonishing visuals help push the immersive narrative and overall gaming experience.

Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says: “Conarium is the first Iceberg game to be simultaneously released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and signifies a unique moment for us, as our 10-year-anniversary approaches. Conarium has already been widely praised by the fans of the cosmic horror genre, yet the enhanced console edition takes the experience to a whole new level.”

Inspired by ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ by H.P. Lovecraft, Conarium will see you taking on the role of Frank Gilman, as you open your eyes inside a room that is filled with strange, pulsating noises. Having been able to recall nothing other than that you’re in Upuaut, an Antarctic base located near the South Pole, you stumble around to find the place deserted… with a distinct feeling of something being terribly wrong. And that is where Conarium starts.

From there on out you should expect to take in a gripping horror adventure that centres on four scientists and their endeavour to challenge what is normally considered to be the ‘absolute’ limits of nature. Exploring the Antarctic base – as well as many dreams and visions – , studying for clues, unlock secrets, and avoiding the most macabre of beings will ensure that you don’t lose your mind. Or will you?

Zoetrope Interactive adds: “Conarium is an immersive experience, and being able to play it on your TV while lounging in a big chair or on your couch, with the lights turned down and your speakers up, is the way we envisioned it before development even started. PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements and HDR support make it even better. We hope you enjoy playing Conarium as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

If you wish to know more about Conarium then our full review of the game on Xbox One should be checked out right now. Once you have done so, the Xbox Store (or the PlayStation Store should that be your preferred format) will happily provide you with a download – you just need to part with £24.99.

The key features that Conarium interested players should be worrying about are:

  • A deep and suspenseful homage to H. P. Lovecraft with many secrets and Easter eggs.
  • Ominous and wonderful graphics created using the Unreal 4 engine.
  • Multiple endings.
  • A haunting and atmospheric soundtrack.

Game Description:

Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game following the gripping story of four scientists and their endeavour to challenge what we normally consider to be the “absolute” limits of nature. You, as Frank Gilman, awaken in a room filled with strange, pulsating noises and lights, emanating from a curious device on the table. You recall your location as Upuaut, an Antarctic base, but it is deserted, and you have a distinct feeling of something being terribly wrong. Soon you will find that having used the device, you have died but then returned subtly changed, speaking of strange events. You have lost something important or gained something sinister… Explore the Antarctic base, as well as dreams and visions. Study clues and unlock secrets, whilst avoiding macabre beings at all cost.

Will you be checking out Conarium on Xbox One or PS4? Let us know in the comments.

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