After the launch of the initial press release on the game, we had an amazing response (thanks to you!) and we compiled a list of the coverage. Since then we’ve had still more coverage and so this post collects some of it. We did an interview for Horror Video Games:
Horror News Network: Do you feel added pressure in making this game knowing that Call of Cthulhu is such a popular RPG?
Tomas Rawlings: Huge pressure. The game is beloved and popular for all the right reasons – it’s an amazing game. You don’t get to be one of the best paper RPGs for 30 years now without doing lots of things right. However video games are a very different medium and its simply not possible to port the game over as is. Paper RPGs are guided by the imagination (and acting) of the players, so they work well when players come up with crazy schemes and mad solutions to problems. However in a video game the Keeper is the game-engine and it has restrictions from the hardware and software on what can and can’t be done. Some games, like the PC/Xbox ‘Dark Corners of the Earth’, use Call of Cthulhu as a setting and make the game about the action. I’ve got this game and enjoyed playing it, but we wanted to take our game in a different direction. I’m a huge fan of turn-based strategy games (XCom, Fire Emblem) and felt that their turn-based nature fitted a game based on the RPG quite well. As a result, this is the direction we’re taking.
We also had a great feature article in Level Up (in Spanish):
El clásico RPG Call of Cthulhu llegará a iPhone y Android próximamente. Esto fue posible por un acuerdo entre Chaosium, el estudio original que dio a conocer CoC en 1981 y un nuevo estudio, Red Wasp Design.
En un mundo desolado por la Primera Guerra Mundial, un espíritu maligno más antiguo que la propia humanidad se alimenta de la carnicería producida por la guerra para producir su propio ejército de no-muertos a partir de los campos de batalla de Europa. El jugador forma parte de un equipo de investigadores y soldados que deben oponerse a esta amenaza.
We’ve also been featured in the The Unclean:
Some exciting news for fans of one of the all time great authors of horror, HP Lovecraft. An agreement between Call of Cthulhu impresarios, Chaosium and new development studio Red Wasp Design will see the award winning role-playing game (RPG), Call of Cthulhu, coming to a mobile platform near you.