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"Lovecraftian" as a term is becoming useless

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H.P Lovecraft was a writer who mostly wrote horror stories about realizing how tiny and meaningless human existence is, and that ancient, horrible "Gods" control and roam the vast, infinite universe.

Yet in terms of videogames Lovecraftian seems to refer to the enemies only. If the monsters have tentacles or insect-like bodies that do not apply to normal biological evolution then we describe them as Lovecraftian.

Is it possible for a game to go the other path? To focus on meaninglessness and the overwhelming concept of science being limited? That dimensions and rule-breaking geometry exists and is navigable before our eyes? happymod 

Edited by oelimtrila7

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