We’re really honoured to be amongst those games selected by the staff at Pocket Gamer to be nominated for the Strategy/Simulation category – if you want to vote for us, click on the link, scroll down to the the Strategy/Simulation category, click on the arrow pointing left. This will open the menu for that category – put a tick next to the game you want to vote for and then click the submit button at the bottom of the list. You have until the 18th March to vote.
Pocket Gamer Awards 2013 now in full swing – you have until March 18th to vote! Click on image to vote…
Thanks again for the Pocket Gamer staff and for all who’ve supported us!
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We are really humbled to be awarded the 2012 Grimmy for Mobile Game of the Year. Huge thanks to all who supported us!
The best game we played this year on iOS, Android, or other mobile devices.
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
Tablets may not know it, but it was made for turn based strategy games. Add in some Lovecraft, and you had our attention on the couch and in the more private areas of our home.
Update: The polls have closed now and we came third out of 27, which is pretty good. The competition was tough and we were beaten by Lost Cities (2nd) & Battle Academy (1st) so well done to them (both excellent games!) Also thanks to those who voted for us!!
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is one of the many great games up for the readers award over at Pocket Tactics – if you enjoyed the game, we’d love to have your vote! Vote Cthulhu!
For the last couple of weeks we’ve been taking nominations for your choice of Game of the Year, and now the time has come to choose. In hindsight, I wish I’d worked out some sort of playoff system so that the list wasn’t so long – but we can do that next year, right?
It’s been a great year for mobile device gaming and that is fully reflected in the great list of titles below. I’m looking forward to seeing the result.
Voting will remain open until the wee small hours of the morning this Friday.
The blast of weapons fire echoes around The Wasted Land
Red Wasp Design’s Cthulhu Christmas Calendar is out and festive as tentacles and mistletoe and bring the a merry Mythos time to your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android device.
It features 25 original bits of mythos-Christmas mashup art and a Lovecraftian quiz question for each day too. Fans will find out their ‘Mythos rating’ on the 25th when their scores are revealed along with the final festive horror image.
Here’s some of the art:
Fans of the meme-monster Cthulhu and other creations of cult horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft can get a little extra help in counting down to Christmas, thanks to a new mobile advent calendar app. Titled ‘Cthulhu Christmas Calendar‘, it features 25 original pieces of artwork – one for each day in December until Christmas Day. Each image presents a fun mashup of festive icons like Santa into the Cyclopean world of the great Cthulhu, the malevolent Mi-Go and the dark god Nyarlathotep. Normally priced at $0.99/£0.69/€0.79, the app will be free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on the 1st December only, to celebrate our collective descent into Yuletide madness.
The creators of the Cthulhu Christmas Calendar, Red Wasp Design, are also the developers of the hit iOS title Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, an indie turn-based strategy RPG also inspired by the classic horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. The game was developed in co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of much loved paper 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 uses their team of investigators to uncover a deadly conspiracy underlying the Great War. Barbed wire, mustard gas and machines guns will prove to be the least deadly encounter that the investigators will meet as they venture out onto the battlefield to try and solve the mystery of the Wasted Land.
There is more information on the Cthulhu Christmas Calendar page and you can chat about it with fellow cultists on its own Facebook page.
We had a review go up on RTS Guru – and they liked the game! (our highlight):
Call of Cthulu: The Wasted Land is a brilliant game, hitting every hallmark of great RTS and RPG games. There are true strategy and deep tactics in this game. As mentioned, each character has skills that can be improved between levels. Each time he uses those skills and succeeds, there is also a chance for improvement. A character has Action Points per turn that can also be increased through application of XP. Beyond that, he has weapons and equipment that can be swapped out. Action Points are used for movement as well as weapons, and there are two stances a gunman can use. A hip shot or for more accuracy, bringing the weapon up and aiming, which uses more Action Points, resulting in less action points for movement. Further, leaving a few action points on your character can result in an automatic “riposte” if shot at during the enemy’s turn.
Get the IndieGala Cthulhu bundle now!
We’ve teamed up with IndieGala and the Lovecraft eZine to bring you the ultimate Cthulhu bundle featuring:
– Call Of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Android DRM Free)
– Cthulhu Christmas Calendar
– Call Of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (PC Version on Gamers Gate)
– The Cthulhu Lovecraft eZine #1 to #9 from 2011 for Kindle and Nook DRM Free
– The Call Of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land original audio game soundtrack (.wav)
PAY WHAT YOU WANT and get The Call Of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Android DRM Free version and the Cthulhu Christmas Calendar for Android. Pay more than $3.99 and get also the PC version of the game on Gamers Gate, The Call Of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land original audio game soundtrack (.wav) and The Cthulhu Lovecraft eZine #1 to #9 from 2011 for Kindle and Nook DRM Free.
The bundle is only available for another few days until the 18th November – so get it before it closes, R’lyeh rises and it is all over..
In the trenches of the great war, an occult war is being fought…
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