Tempest Bay is a fictional setting for stories about obsessive people navigating the borderland between civilisation and madness.
IN A NUTSHELL
Tempest Bay is a small New Zealand town on a stormy coast at the end of the earth. A place of rugged charm and intense beauty, but also a frontier that calls and haunts people.
In Tempest Bay emotions and mental states are like the weather: fierce, changeable, wildly creative and destructive. The vast southern ocean, stretching all the way to Antarctica, holds primordial forces that terrified ancient navigators and whalers. The town itself has a dark, tangled history that still echoes in abandoned buildings and the eldritch sitting rooms of old families.
Inspired by everything from H.P. Lovecraft, The Wicker Man, Under Milk Wood, and The Long Dark, Tempest Bay is where cosmic horror meets personal truth.
ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL
(Back from when we started. These are glimpses of the development process, not necessarily the full truth of Tempest Bay)
The Tempest Bay Adventurer - World Guide (PDF)
Map of Tempest Bay (PDF)
Where it all began - original pitch deck (PDF)
SOMETHING TO LISTEN TO
The Fingers of Madness - ambient audio by Stephanie Engelbrecht @ helloaudio.co