The horrors of Mars.
Moons of Madness

If you ever wanted to know why the moons of Mars are named after the Greek words for terror (Deimos) and fear (Phobos), you're about to find out. Developer rock Pocket Games and publisher Funcom just released the cosmic horror game Moons of Madness today on PC.

This game blends together the terrors of space with Lovecraftian horror, and it's all set within the same universe as The Secret World franchise. You play as Shane Newehart, the chief engineer on a research facility situated on Mars. Your normal job is to make sure that all systems are running as they should be. Naturally, things don't go quite so smoothly and you realize things have gotten just a bit spookier compared to normal on the base.

You will run from creatures, explore the base, and put your puzzle-solving skills to the test throughout the game. You can pick up Moons of Madness for a launch week discount of 20% off of the regular $24.99 (USD) price.

“There is no better time of year to release Moons of Madness than for Halloween,” says Joel Bylos, Chief Creative Officer of Funcom. “The dark atmosphere of the game, the eerie sounds and creatures you will encounter, the terror you must overcome should all contribute to make Moons of Madness a perfect fit.”

The Norwegian game developer studio Rock Pocket Games has had Moons of Madness as a passion project for a long time, even before Funcom started supporting the game.

“We wanted to make a game that touches on your inner struggles, as well as the threats you face from the outside, in true Lovecraftian manner,” says Ivan Moen, CEO of Rock Pocket Games. “Now that the game is finally out, we can’t wait to see how players will react."