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Dredge

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Team17
Developer: Black Salt Games
Release Date: March 30, 2023

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'Dredge' To Get Live-Action Movie Adaptation

by Rainier on April 9, 2024 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT

Prepare for a fishing trip filled with hapless inhabitants, mysterious far-flung islands, and seas that are brimming with deep, dark secrets.

Set in a Lovecraft-inspired world, players begin their extraordinary adventure when they take up fishing at their new home in The Marrows islands and strange things begin to occur. The core mechanics of Dredge involve a combination of collecting and selling resources, upgrading your equipment and abilities, and exploration.

Players will come across a number of peculiar inhabitants, both on land and at sea, that will reward you for your help. While some island dwellers will ask players to complete simple tasks, there are some stranger folk that are willing to pay big if you’re willing to retrieve some more exotic artifacts from the ocean floor. What they do with these relics is unknown, but you might want to consider if earning extra cash to upgrade your sea vessel is worth bringing about the end of the world.

By day, the seas can be a quiet oasis filled with plenty of opportunities for a fisherman to become profitable. But when the sun goes down, the waters surrounding The Marrows become less inviting. Dangers may approach from down below, above your head, or within your mind. We recommend getting home in time for supper lest you lose your sanity, or worse.

Franchise-building production company Story Kitchen, has partnered with Black Salt Games to adapt their video game, Dredge, into a live-action feature film.

Think The Sixth Sense on water, Dredge is a grounded atmospheric cosmic horror blend of HP Lovecraft and Ernest Hemingway. 

Dredge is a captivatingly eerie and profoundly rich story that had us completely hooked from the very beginning!”, says Story Kitchen’s Johnson, Goldberg, Jevons & Stevenson. 

Story Kitchen is a dynamic production company passionate about universe building, specializing in the adaptation of video games and other 'non-traditional' IP into film and television. Launched in 2020 by Sonic the Hedgehog producer and industry veterans, and the driving force behind the upcoming Tomb Raider animated series, It Takes Two, and more, Story Kitchen is at the forefront of adaptations. This is just the tip of the iceberg, with many more adaptations to be announced, and they are dedicated to doing adaptations right.  

"We are excited to partner with such an experienced studio team to bring the world we created to live action and ignite the imagination of audiences across the globe." says Black Salt Games’ Thorne, Mason, Ritchie & Bastiaens 

Key Features

  • Unravel a Mystery: Captain your fishing trawler across a collection of remote islands, each with its own inhabitants to meet, wildlife to discover, and stories to unearth 
  • Dredge the Depths: Scour the sea for hidden treasures and complete quests to gain access to strange new abilities   
  • Study Your Craft: Research special equipment and upgrade your boat’s capabilities to gain access to rare fish and valuable deep-sea curios   
  • Fish to Survive: Sell your discoveries to the locals to learn more about each area, and upgrade your boat to reach even more secluded locations   
  • Fight the Unfathomable: Strengthen your mind and use special abilities to survive trips out on the water after dark   

Dredge is available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) at £21.99/$US 24.99/€24.99.


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