The Relapse Begins – Pathologic Classic HD is Available Now

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October 29, 2015 —

The Relapse Begins – Pathologic Classic HD is Available Now

– Ice-Pick Lodge, General Arcade and Gambitious Digital Entertainment Bring Remastered, Classic Psychological First-Person Survival Game to Digital Distributors –

Ice-Pick Lodge’s unforgettable oddity of psychological survival in a plague-stricken town, completely remastered with updated graphics and newly translated dialogue, Pathologic Classic HD is available now for PC on Steam, and Humble Store.

Watch the Pathologic Classic HD launch trailer:

Ten years since its debut, Pathologic has spread to become a worldwide cult classic, its macabre storytelling both unsettling and alluring in its eccentricity, its gameplay prodding at the fragile boundaries of convention.

Embark on a dark journey to explore a remote town built upon old tanneries and butcheries just as a mysterious and deadly disease breaks out. An educated doctor, The Bachelor, is sent to investigate, but he is not alone.  One of the volunteers, The Changeling, is a strange girl who believes she can heal with her hands, and the other, The Haruspex, is a talented amateur who’s fond of experimental surgery.

Taking on the role of one of these doctors you will explore the town, its weird traditions, and the complex relationships of its inhabitants. You will only have twelve days to defeat the invisible enemy called the Sand Plague. You cannot shoot, barter, nor reason with this enemy, and only one thing is for certain; you can’t save everyone.

Pathologic Classic HD is an extensively remastered re-release featuring updated graphics and effects while addressing the most prominent criticisms of the original game with a newly translated script, and new voice-overs including reinstated dialogue. Released in anticipation of the Kickstarted Pathologic Remake currently in development, Pathologic Classic HD is the definitive rendition of Ice-Pick Lodge’s seminal game.

For more information about Pathologic Classic HD please visit or and follow us on Twitter, @GambitiousInc and @IcePickLodge.

About Ice-Pick Lodge

Ice-Pick Lodge is a Russian game development studio founded in 2002. So far we’ve released four games: Pathologic (2006), The Void (2009), Cargo! A Quest for Gravity (2011), and Knock Knock (2013). We wouldn’t go as far as to call ourselves artists, but our general philosophy is that games should give players food for thought, not just fun. Now that gaming has embraced survival—a genre that allows us to put the player in a really uncomfortable situation, not hold their hand on a walk through a theme park—we’re eager to explore the potential of this genre further.

About Gambitious Digital Entertainment

Gambitious Digital Entertainment is a publishing label created as a key component of an ongoing effort to offer artist-friendly digital content production and publishing (inspired by Devolver Digital) to an ever-growing number of developers around the world, utilizing an evolving set of creative crowd finance tools and techniques to get more great games funded, produced, and successfully released. They’ve also won every publisher dance-off they’ve been invited to.










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