The Stars are Right as ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ Launches!

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land info pageAfter a year of intensive development, the small indie team of Red Wasp Design have announced that their anticipated title, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land has launched on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The game is a turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the works of cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and developed in co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of the cult horror role playing game, Call of Cthulhu.

The game is now out on iTunes and is a universal iOS app so the same game works for iPhone and iPod Touch both SD & HD and for iPad, and carries graphics optimised for each of those platforms. It is priced $4.99, £2.99 & €3.99 for the full universal app. The game’s designer, Tomas Rawlings said, “We’ve put a vast amount of our time, energy and ideas into this game over the last year. It’s been a long journey for us because we want to get it right. We’re not a huge studio, but I hope that fellow gamers will appreciate what we’ve achieved with The Wasted Land.”

The game features nine 3D levels set in the trenches of World War One. The player controls a team of up to six investigators charged with uncovering a deadly inhuman conspiracy underlying the clash of empires of the Great War. Barbed wire, mustard gas and machines guns will prove to be the least dangerous thing that the investigators will encounter as they venture out into no-man’s land to solve the mystery of the Wasted Land. As the game progresses, the player can build up the skills, weapons and equipment of the team to suit their playing style. As well as the physical danger, the investigators must guard their sanity against the myriad horrors that threaten to destroy it.

iPad screenshots:

Spiders of Leng face off against the investigators.

A hideous hybrid creature emerges from the mustard gas...

Under fire from both human and inhuman sources, the investigators sanity beings to crumble.

The Lewis gun makes it mark on the foes of humanity!

Deep underground, the battle for the soul of humanity commences...

Members of the British Expeditionary forces battle for control of No-Man's Land.

Character interface showing the Action Point cost of movement.

About Tomas

Design & Production Director at Auroch Digital. Designer of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land. Writing and blogging things that surprise, entertain and interest me...
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16 Responses to The Stars are Right as ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ Launches!

  1. Lars Westergren says:

    Congratualtions to the developers, and iOS users, you magnificent bastards. This PC/Android user is eagerly awaiting the port!

  2. thomas says:

    would love to see some gameplay footage!

  3. Alexander Shendi says:

    Congratulations! This seems to be an awesome game. I envy iOS device owners and am waiting for the Android version.

  4. JudgeChuck says:

    Glad to hear that you’re developing an Android version… Will keep an eye out for that!

  5. Ryan says:

    This would be perfect on Xbox Live Arcade. :)

  6. Ian D Burrell says:

    Looks great and looking forward to it being available on Android.

  7. Johan says:

    Playing it now on my iPad. It is GREAT! I disregard the texture bug and random crashes, since those issues will supposedly get fixed in the update that’s waiting on apples approval, any minute now. Can’t wait to delve back in the game. It’s all I ever wanted for games on my iPad and more.

    Great job!

    Oh, and DO NOT stop future updates with more missions paaaalease. Three missions are done and “only” 6 left apparently.

    • Tomas says:

      Cheers Johan. We’re hoping to be able to do more. If you like what we review, please give us a rating/review on the App Store as that helps a lot. Thanks

  8. Rockstar says:

    Bit late to the party but I am absolutely hooked on this game! It would be amazing if you do manage an XBLA release! There isn’t enough Cthulhu around! Reviewed, rated and suggestions passed on in iTunes.

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