• This sea-faring sim lets you romance your crew or eat them. Your choice, really
05.21.14

This sea-faring sim lets you romance your crew or eat them. Your choice, really

With The Walking Dead and Gods will be Watching and now Sunless Sea, a dark and Melvillian account of life on the open ocean, cannibalism is quickly becoming the hot new trend in games. OK, maybe three games doesn’t exactly constitute a trend, but we’ll wait and see. The interesting thing about this one, with selling points like “eat your crew” and staving off “hunger” while joining leagues with “pirates,” is that it teases to tap into moral-choice-making with a slant towards villainy, a perspective TellTale’s games, for all their horrific qualities, seem afraid to flirt with. But this game promises to encourage unscrupulous manners when it hits Steam Early Access in June.