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Niche Spotlight – Dread Nautical

Dread Nautical

Today’s Spotlight is Dread Nautical, an eldritch horror turn-based tactical roguelite by Zen Studios.

Guide a group of survivors on the cruise ship Hope, that has been invaded by eldritch monstrosities from another dimension. Scavenge for supplies, manage your resources, and fight your way through all 20 decks of the cruise ship to uncover the mysteries surrounding the otherworldly beings attacking you.

Controlling a singer, detective, gamer, and ex-Yakuza; combat is top-down and tactical. Actions taking place at the cost of “Action Points” per turn, and must be spent wisely.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Dread Nautical is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Apple Arcade for $19.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via the Epic Games Store) below:


Your cruise was so relaxing until the monsters from another dimension showed up to kill everyone. Fight them off, manage your resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to join your efforts. A captivatingly eerie tactical turn-based RPG.

Supernatural forces have overwhelmed a cruise liner called Hope with mysterious malevolent monstrosities. Fight them off as one of four unlikely heroes.

Manage your scarce resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to fight alongside you. You’ll need them for any hope of escaping this “vacation” alive.

Traverse all 20 decks to unlock the mysteries of the Hope. Think several steps ahead during each battle, plotting the optimal use of each character’s action points.

Your weapons, bandages, and other items deteriorate, and your resources are very limited. Make sure your companions rest, or panic may overtake them.

Oh… And expect to die. A lot.


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Frank Streva

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