Indie developer Cranktrain (who is actually made up of a single British developer, Matt) has announced The Eldritch Zookeeper.
The new tycoon-theme park game also comes with elements of survival horror, considering you’ll be running a park filled with literal monstrosities right out of the Necronomicon. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.
Here are the early details:
In The Eldritch Zookeeper you run a zoo packed with unsettling, otherworldly monsters.
Deceived by a particularly well-dressed skeleton, a cursed zookeeper is forced to manage a zoo full of eldritch abominations, ideally with as little bloodshed as possible. Can our unfortunate zookeeper break his curse? Every day a new terrifying creature that must be cared for arrives through the interdimensional portal – construct enclosures and keep the monsters fed and reasonably content, and build amenities for the zoo visitors! A Happy Monster Zoo™ is when a creature’s teeth/claws/exploding-tendencies are far, far away from the guest’s vital organs. They need those! Monster rampages are discouraged.
Taking a mixture of inspiration from classic Bullfrog games (Theme Park World, Dungeon Keeper) and modern survival games, The Eldritch Zookeeper is coming to a variety of platforms very soon!
- A variety of bloodthirsty monsters to contain, feed and keep reasonably happy. Or else!
- Build ice-cream stands, smoothie shops, bathrooms and other amenities to distract zoo visitors from the yawning void!
- Grow your zoo into a thriving must-see, cannot-unsee attraction for all the family!
The Eldritch Zookeeper is coming to both PC and Mac, however a release date isn’t confirmed at the time of publication. For now, you can view the game’s Steam page.