Crazy cultists, Great Old Ones, and a talking cat with an attitude – these are just some of the horror you’ll encounter in Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure.
Gibbous is an “expansive, traditionally animated, hand-painted adventure” where you play as three protagonists and explore a lushly rendered Lovecraft-inspired world. Throughout the story, you unravel ancient conspiracies, face ancient horrors, and contemplate the fate of people wearing red shirts in the media.
The story begins with Detective Don R. Ketype searching for the notoriously evil book – The Necronomicon. Before Detective Don manages to get a hold of it, unsuspecting librarian Buzz Kerwan stumbles upon the tome and accidentally transforms his cat Kitteh into a terrifying abomination – a cat that can hurt you with words, not just with claws.
Apart from its comical take on cosmic horror, Gibbous features more than 60 hand-painted scenes and 70 fully voiced characters. One of these characters is portrayed by Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt, the titular Witcher from The Witcher series.
Developer Stuck In Attic takes pride in the fact the game is made in Transylvania and boasts about it having the “most genuine Transylvanian accent in games and media, like, ever.” I’m sure Gary Oldman will have something to say about it.
An early demo of Gibbous is available on the game’s Kickstarter page if you wish to try it out. The demo is from 2016, so it’s quite outdated, but it still showcases the art style, gameplay and sense of humor of the final version.