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Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

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A third-person adventure influenced by Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. As journalist John Parker, players travel to the fishing village of Illsmouth to solve the mystery behind Halley's Comet.

Shadow Of The Comet is a horror adventure game, inspired by the terrifying writings of H. P. Lovecraft. Play Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet online!

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet game description

Contrary to many adventure games from the early 90s, the game has a keyboard driven interface with a system of actions activated either by pressing the corresponding key (L for look, G for get, T for talk, U for use) or selecting them from the menu activated by the TAB key. The CD release was enhanced with a mouse-driven interface. Typical for Infogrames titles (e.g. Eternam), the game contains vector-based cut scenes with enlarged graphics of the faces of the speakers during dialogues.

The plot revolves around John Parker, a journalist investigating what he thinks will be a top story for the next issues of British Scientific News. It involves some strange sketches and scribblings made by a British scientist, Lord Boleskine. In 1834, after reading some manuscripts, Lord Boleskine went to a small fishing village in New England, called Illsmouth to observe the passing of Halley’s comet. Something must’ve went wrong because when he returned he was insane and constantly hallucinating. What was once a great scholar ended up in an asylum, and his works were donated to British Museum.

That’s where Parker found them 76 years later, and after studying their content he concluded that the secret behind Boleskine’s madness was related to Halley’s comet, which coincidentally has finished its cycle and was returning once more on the sky above Illsmouth. The young and curious reporter is about to take a trip into the village’s past and uncover a force that threatens our entire civilization.

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