Lovecraftian Fishing Game Dredge
Black Salt Games

Game studio Black Salt Games is partnering with media studio Story Kitchen to adapt its Lovecraftian horror game Dredge for the screen. The game is a recent indie darling, garnering “overwhelmingly positive” user reviews on Steam and from critics. (Check out our review here!) Dredge was released in March 2023 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Players take on the role of a lonely fisherman, trawling and fishing in treacherous water. You explore the map to discover new communities and locations, fish for various sea creatures, accomplish missions, and work to uncover the dark, hidden truth. Sell the creatures and valuables you discover to upgrade your boat, which is essential to survive the dangers lurking beneath the surface. In addition to encountering sea monsters, too much time on the boat at night will drive the fisherman insane.

“The Pale Reach” DLC, released in November 2023, takes your “adventure into unchartered territory. Explore icy waters that hide more than just fish, sell your discoveries, enhance your boat, and unravel a bitter betrayal, dredging up long-buried mysteries from this frozen land.”

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In a statement to Variety, Black Salt Games’ Nadia Thorne, Joel Mason, Alex Ritchie, and Michael Bastiaens said, “We are excited to partner with such an experienced studio team to bring the world we created to live action and ignite the imagination of audiences across the globe.”

Story Kitchen’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Mike Goldberg, Dan Jevons, and Timothy I. Stevenson added, “Dredge is a captivatingly eerie and profoundly rich story that had us completely hooked from the very beginning!”

The Story Kitchen team’s other announced adaptations include Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft for Netflix, Raw Fury’s Call of the Sea, ZA/UM’s Disco Elysium, Square Enix’s Life is Strange, Monomi Park’s Slime Rancher, Sega’s Streets of Rage, Luca Galante’s Vampire Survivors, and Devolver Digital’s My Friend Pedro: Blood. Bullets. Bananas.

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