‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ Summoned to PC via the Intel AppUp center

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land info page

Update – The Intel AppUp store is closed now. If you’ve got a copy of the game on this store, drop us an email at contact at redwaspdesign dot com with the receipt and we’ll get you onto another store. Thanks!

Whispers in the darkness today confirmed that the critically acclaimed ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ today announced their hit game is coming to PC. The developers, Red Wasp Design, revealed the existence of a Cyclopean pact with the Intel AppUpSM program to spread the insanity onto laptops, Ultrabooks and desktops worldwide. The Intel AppUpSM  center is a service that aggregates, curates and distributes validated digital content delivering a fuller, richer experience on the PC.

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (PC Widescreen) – Gas! Gas!

The game will launch on the AppUpSM  center on 5th May 2012 at the RPC Germany international RPG event. The games developers will also be at the event demoing the PC version of the game to fans and fellow gamers. The price point will be confirmed on the release date. AppUpSM is free to install and has lots of games and applications on it for Windows PCs. The PC version of the game runs in widescreen and has been optimised to run on laptops, Ultrabooks™ and desktops including support for Windows 7 touchscreen powered PCs.

Supported by the Intel AppUpSM  developer program, the PC version of the game will also feature language support for German, French, Italian and Spanish gamers. The game’s designer, Tomas Rawlings said, “We’ve had lots of requests from fellow gamers and fans of Lovecraftian horror to bring the game to PC, and thanks to Intel’s support that will now happen. It’s also great to be able to get the game translated into more languages, as Lovecraft’s work has a universal appeal.”

Intel’s support also means the game will also be localised into German, French, Italian and Spanish.

Stefan Englet, Director AppUp Content EMEA said, “Intel is pleased to help Red Wasp Design fulfill the many requests from worldwide gamers to launch a PC version of ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’. We hope you enjoy playing the game and browsing the other great PC content in the Intel AppUp center.”

For those new to the cult title, the indie game is a turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the works of cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The game was developed in co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of the cult horror role playing game, Call of Cthulhu. The game features nine 3D levels set in the trenches of World War One. In ‘The Wasted Land’ 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.

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (PC Widescreen) – Beneath the Bowels of the Earth

To stay in touch with the developers and get updates on the game, help and strategy guides and more, you may want to connect to Red Wasp Design on Facebook or Twitter (@redwaspdesign).

Why not get ready for the 5th May by installing the free AppUp center now….

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (PC Widescreen) – The Very Earth Turns…

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (PC Widescreen) – Your move!

Update- the game is now out on PC!

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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12 Responses to ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ Summoned to PC via the Intel AppUp center

  1. 56Bol65hnd says:

    So, what makes you think, that there is any chance making me install just another DRM software in order to get the chance to play your game? For Playing DX:HR, I get the blessings of Steam. Mass Effect is “best played” with Origin, Ubisoft’s answer for being able to play Assassin’s Creed is Uplay and thanks to Rockstar and GTA4 I can call myself proud member of Rockstar Club and GfWL. Oh, I’ve forgotten to mention Impulse for being able to get updates for Sins of a Solar Empire. And Beamdog wishes me to install their software for Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition. All of them promising me the best experience, security, updates, bla and so on.

    Do you know what? Stay at your sales niche. In the meantime I start spending my money to DRM-free versions of Kickstarter game projects. Or any other plattform I’ve already been forced to. No need for another.

    • Tomas says:

      Hi 56Bol65hnd, I totally understand the issues as a gamer with all the different systems (I’m a gamer too, so have several different systems installed). However as an indie developer it is a tough market place out there for us. Intel have been really helpful and without their support I’m not sure when the PC version would have been done. Also their support has allowed things like translations and the like which we can’t do in the office. I respect that you want to support other indie developers via Kickstarter and think that is great, as a gamer the more indie developers doing games in different ways, the better!

      • 56Bol65hnd says:

        Thanks for your answer, that’s something I can respect. Wish you all the best. Sorry for my harsh words. They were written out of disappointment.

  2. Mike says:

    Wanted to buy this straight away…but have Vista :( Completely ridiculous that the Intel AppUp doesn’t support it.

  3. Graham Bartram says:

    Bought this for PC on the 9th (yesterday as I write). I’m a long time Lovecraft fan (I’ve even done a bit of work for Chaosium in the past). I love the game and normally I would moan about the DRM as I loathe such things, but for the price of a pint I just can’t complain. Some more Call of Cthulhu games would be most welcome. Even better would be a level editor.

  4. Graham Bartram says:

    The only problem I’ve got now is that I’ve completed the game and that “Extra Levels” button is haunting me. I neeed mooore…..

  5. see now says:

    bookmarked!!, I like your web site!

  6. Mark Tassin says:

    I really want this game, and I want to buy it for a lot of my friends. But we only use Steam. Why in the heck would you release an indy game these days and not partner with Steam? Foolish. Until today I had never heard of AppUp.

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