Indie horror fishing game is a film adaptation


Black Salt Games and Story Kitchen are teaming up to create a live-action adaptation of the hit indie horror fishing game Dredge.

Dredge captures a film adaptation

In the New Zealand-developed game, one of the best horror films of 2023, players must fish in the waters of a mysterious archipelago where strange things are happening on land and at sea. As you expand your boat to fish more dangerous waters and explore deadlier locations, an underlying cosmic horror mystery unfolds.

It's not just the strange, strange fish and mumbling idiots stuck on an island that should worry you. The night and the depths hold dark secrets and lurking monsters. What will you find on your trips and will you end up regretting finding it?

The game has received numerous award nominations since its release last March, which is impressive considering the competition in the general gaming space and the horror gaming space. ComingSoon reviewed the game and gave it a rating of 8.5/10. Michael Leri wrote: “Dredge is a remarkable blend of contrasting genres that are of great benefit when brought together in this way.”

The film version has an official logline that reads: “Think 'The Sixth Sense' on the water. A grounded atmospheric cosmic horror blend of HP Lovecraft and Ernest Hemingway.”

When asked about the film adaptation, Nadia Thorne, Joel Mason, Alex Ritchie and Michael Bastiaens from Black Salt Games wrote in a statement: “We are excited to be working with such an experienced studio team to bring the world we have created into reality and bring them to life in the imagination of audiences around the world.”

A cosmic horror film with this setting and the promise of otherworldly creatures has a lot of potential, so it will be interesting to see what Black Salt and Story Kitchen come up with.