The Occult Chronicles: Now AvailableVic snuck up on everyone (appropriate, considering the nature of the game) and stealth-launched The Occult Chronicles last week.
Here's a description from the game's web page:
The Occult Chronicles is a computer turn based strategy game whose design is heavily influenced by both modern adventure board games and the classic rogue like formula. You take on the role of an Occult Defense Directorate (O.D.D.) agent who has been assigned a mission to investigate an ancient estate out in the country. You start your adventure in the Main Entry Foyer and then proceed to explore the creaky old mansion encountering all manner of strange and haunted things. Your mission will take you to the caverns and dungeons below the mansion where you must confront and defeat an unspeakable evil.
What that description doesn't mention is that you get, as always, the meticulous and thorough nature of Vic's game design, and this game, in particular, is filled with interesting little details that add a ton of flavor throughout. Very H.P. Lovecraft, and that's always a good thing.
A demo is available, so have a look: The Occult Chronicles.