A Cosmic Horror Fishing Adventure! DREDGE is a fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your vessel and search the depths for long-buried relics. Explore a mysterious archipelago and discover why some things are best left forgotten. Throughout each in-game day, players will be sailing, managing their state of panic, and making dialogue choices that affect the characters around them. Over time, players will begin researching upgrades, then using those upgrades to progress their boat through the upgrade tree, reading books to gain passive skills, finding relics and conquering even bigger and difficult fish.

The main progression of the game will be helping townsfolk with quests, defeating bosses and piecing together the hidden story of DREDGE.