Fhtagn and thanks for all the squid.

Hi all. We just wanted to update you to say that our run with Red Wasp and The Wasted Land has come to an end. If you’ve got the game, you’ll still have it. However going forward you’ll not be able to get it anymore. We’re all off doing other things now and so it does not make it feasible to keep running Red Wasp and keep it live. First off we’re hugely proud of all we achieved with the game and Red Wasp and secondly a huge thanks to all who’ve supported the game and us. We’ve won a few awards for the game and we’re super proud of them. Is this the end for us? Far from it, jut not as Red Wasp!  If you want to follow what we’re up to from here on-wards… Tomas & Stu are both working on another strategy title with Lovecraftian influences, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics oh and also Dark Future: Blood Red States over at Auroch Digital. You can follow this on email & Twitter.

Michael is working away on lots of cool things at Plastic Ant.

So thanks, fhtagn and thanks for all the squid.

Still from Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted land, Director's Cut Trailer

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Wasted Land Back on App Store & General Update

Hi all – Red Wasps here! We had a technical hitch that took Wasted land off the App Store briefly, but it’s back on now.  The game is also on sale at Steam at the moment – so worth grabbing!

We also wanted to let you all know that for various reasons we’re sadly no longer in a position to do ongoing development on the project. We’re still able to offer a degree of support for tech problems and plenty for gameplay questions, however the game is ‘sold as seen’. This means if you have a technical problem and the solution would need to come from us updating the game, then we’re not able to do that. We know the game works for the vast majority of players and it’s been tested a lot of by us, but if you buy it and have tried the usual (drivers updated, re-install on Steam etc) then there is not much we can do.

We do still want people who love Cthulhu games (as we do!) to be able to get the game, but also want to be transparent about the position the project is in. Thanks and do email over questions etc to contact at redwaspdesign dot com and we’ll do our best to answer them.

We also appreciate all the support and messages so far.


Red Wasp Team.

PS. If you want to follow what we’re up to from here on-wards… Tomas & Stu are both working on another strategy title with Lovecraftian influences, Dark Future: Blood Red States over at Auroch Digital. You can follow this on email & Twitter.

Micheal is working away on lots of cool things at Plastic Ant.

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Some Cthulhu Links for Cthulhu Thursday….

Tomas has been busy….

I’ve been a bit busy so unable to post of late, but that does not mean I’ve forgotten about Cthulhu Thursday! So Here’s a few images and links you might like!

I’ve backed the Kabuki Models project on Kickstarter – it’s well worth checking out!


It has all the look you could possibly need to start your own cult!


This collection of amazing H.P.Lovecraft covers from back in the day are still stunning!

The Shuttered Room (via Blackgate.com)

Our Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land game is in the Mixer 9 Bundle.

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (iPad screenshot)

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (iPad screenshot)

Finally check out this licence plate!

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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is Top Cthulhu Themed iOS Game!

Huge thanks to Appszoom who placed the game as best of the Cthulhu themed games on iOS!

We could be talking all night long about Call of Cthulhu: Wasted Land virtues, but if we told you that it’s X-COM meets 1st World War meets Cthulhu, we’re sure you get the whole picture (and a lot of squad members panicking, by the way). One of the best tactical games so far in mobile gaming history, it deserves to be at the top of this list (and many others).

Kaul's Diary: Loading screen for The Plains of Leng

Kaul’s Diary: Loading screen for The Plains of Leng

We’re honoured!

PS. The game is on sale on Steam in the Summer Sale. There’s a list of other Cthulhu games on sale here too.

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Dreamlands Crowd Funding Project is Reborn!

The crowdfunding project from the acclaimed director of Die Fabre to create a spectacular version of Lovecraft’s Dreamlands has been re-launched and is off to a flying start!!

Roland, a troubled young orphan, is led by a mysterious old man into another world. This is a world that has been created over thousands of years by Earth’s greatest dreamers while they slept. In this world the old man reigns as king and hopes to train and guide Roland to be his successor.

Unfortunately Roland cannot overcome the dark shadows that weigh upon him and he is forced to decide whether he will use his abilities to keep building the Dreamlands or to destroy what others have already created.




Screenplay is written by Huan Vu and based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories “Celephaïs”, “The White Ship”, “The Strange High House in the Mist” and “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” among others. It will build upon the world created by H.P. Lovecraft but also remain faithful to his core concepts of fantastic escapism and cosmic horror. THE DREAMLANDS is a film you are never likely to see produced by the established film industry.

Well worth checking out!

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Check out H.P.Lovecraft’s Dreamlands Film Project, from the team that created the award winning ‘Die Farbe’

Update – The IndieGoGo project has done well, but not quite well enough, so the project creators have paused it. Updates can be found here. Also if you want to invest – see here.

Last year we were part of an amazing transmedia bundle of Lovecraft/Cthulhu themed games, films and books. We’re happy to say that one of our fellow bundle partners, the creators of the amazing ‘Die Farbe‘ (The Color Out of Space) are now looking to create a new cinematic interpretations of Lovecraft’s works – The Dreamlands. The project is now seeking your support to make it happen – it’s on IndieGoGo. Here is the pitch video:

Here’s some production artwork from the project to get you going:

Dreamlands Concept Art

The Dreamlands Project

Check out the IndieGoGo page and support and bring more quality Lovecraft/Cthulhu works to life!

PS. Here’s a link to the official page: the-dreamlands.com

PPS. Here’s the Die Farbe trailer…

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Upgraded WW1 Themed ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ Arrives on Steam

The multi-award winning World War 1 strategy RPG launches today on Steam for PC. The critically acclaimed title originally launched on mobile and PC in 2012. The title successfully passed Steam’s Greenlight process and now arrives as a fully-fledged game on Steam. The Steam launch includes updated graphics and the bonus DLC “Kaul’s Dairy”, which had previously only been available on iOS and is priced at $5.

The game features 14 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 machine guns prove to be the least dangerous challenges the investigators encounter as they venture into no man’s land to solve the mystery of the Wasted Land. As the game progresses, the player must build up the team’s skills, weapons and equipment to counter the rising tide of darkness. As well as the physical danger, the investigators must guard their sanity against myriad horrors that threaten to destroy them.

To stay in touch with the developers and get updates on the game, help and strategy guides, connect to Red Wasp Design on Facebook, Twitter and on their site at redwaspdesign.com

Get Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land on Steam!

Get Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land on Steam!


PS. If you like the game’s music – the soundtrack is here!

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Bundle-in-a-Box RPG Special

Update: The bundle has closed now, thanks to all who purchased it!

We’re bundled up again – this time we’re an unlockable extra in the amazing bundle-in-a-box.com RPG special.


Grab it while you can as it’s got these great games in:

  • Unemployment Quest (Windows/Desura – PWYW): fight the monster of unemployment in a modern-day RPG.
  • The Siege of the Necromancer (Windows/Mac/Desura – PWYW): horror choose-your-own-adventure RPG.
  • Hack, Slash, Loot (Windows/Mac/Linux/Steam/Desura – PWYW): a contemporary roguelike indie classic!
  • Styrateg (Windows/Mac/Desura – PWYW): a strategy based RPG with a strong narrative.
  • Inaria (Windows – PWYW): today’s Ultima, complete with retro pixel-art and wild ideas.
  • Dungeon Fray (Windows/Linux/Desura – PWYW): you have never seen a roguelike play this fast.
  • Empires and Dungeons 2 (Windows – PWYW): Tactics and dungeon-crawling.
  • Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon (Windows/Desura – PWYW): huge, humorous 3D RPG.
  • Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Windows – BTA): Lovecraftian, turn-based horrors that have already been accepted on Steam. Codes coming soon!
  • The Wizard from Tarnath Tor (Windows/Mac/Desura – BTA): a gloriously illustrated and highly polished gamebook.
  • Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (Windows/Mac – BTA): stunning RPG card game.
  • The Wizard’s Lair (Windows/Mac/Linux/Desura – BTA): RPG with roots in classic Roguelikes and the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • Telepath RPG: Servants of God (Windows/Mac/Linux – BTA): a unique hybrid western RPG/strategy RPG.
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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land – Original Soundtrack Now Out!

The guys (Sean Perkins and Dan Pope) who did the amazing music and sound for the game have released the soundtrack. You can buy it as a digital file or via a limited edition green cassette tape!


Check it out!

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H.P. Lovecraft Trans-Media Bundle On VODO – A Time-Limited Special Offer

Update! The bundle is now over. Huge thanks for all who supported it, overall it was a great success!

We’re part of this amazing bundle!  Spread the word!

H.P. Lovecraft Trans-Media Bundle On VODO –  A Time-Limited Special Offer

Grab this awesome Pay-What-You-Want collection of trans-media treats inspired by the writings and mythos of cult American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, including film, indie games, ezines, ebooks, audio books and more, only on VODO!

For the as yet uninitiated, here is a good explanation of Lovecraft’s style from Wikipedia: ‘Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the psychological horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present… The hallmark of Lovecraft’s work was the sense that ordinary life was a thin shell over a reality which was so alien and abstract in comparison that merely contemplating it would damage the sanity of the ordinary person.’

The bundle includes the following goodies:

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Android & PC Game), courtesy of Red Wasp Design

Cthulhu Saves the World (PC Game), courtesy of Zeboyd Games

Die Farbe / The Colour Out Of Space (Film), courtesy of BrinkVision

Innsmouth Magazine, Collected Issues 1-4 / 5-7 (eBooks), courtesy of Innsmouth Free Press

Lovecraft Audio Books Packs 1 & 2 (mp3 audio), courtesy of The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

Lovecraft eZine, 2 x Annual Megapacks, 2011/2012 (eBooks), courtesy of The Lovecraft eZine

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakening (PC Game), courtesy of Frogwares

Curated by Tomas Rawlings of Red Wasp Design and Auroch Digital, this special offer is available from vodo.net on a time-limited basis from August 1 to August 18 and can be tweeted about via the hashtag #CthulhuBundle.

Tomas remarked:

This is a really exciting bundle that reflects the fact that fans like myself aren’t only interested in one medium; we like games, films, books and audio and are happy to have Cthulhu on all of these and more! Each of the things selected here is something that personally I’m a huge fan of so am really pleased to see them all in one collection.”

70% of contributions are divided equally between the 7 content providers, 25% goes to VODO and 5% goes to our chosen charity for this offer, Fight For The Future. Fight for the Future is dedicated to protecting and expanding the Internet’s transformative power in our lives by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people.

Thanks for your support!

VODO | www.vodo.net

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