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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
31 Jan 2012

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Wenn ich nicht gerade spiele verunstalte ich Medien. Kommt einem zu Gute bei eigenen Rollenspielen wie Malmsturm oder Projekten wie Ratten!, Savage Worlds Gentlemens Edition, Scion, Sundered Skies und ein paar anderen. An und für sich bin ich der Erzählonkel, daher auch die große liebe zu FATE. Manchmal muss es aber auch ein Burger statt Steak sein und so wird gern und oft auch Savage Worlds oder wenn es klasisch sein soll Pathfinder und Konsorten gespielt. Ich probier gern und oft Systeme aus aber die eigentliche Leidenschaft sind die Hintergrundwelten.

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Der Engliscsprtachige Verlag und Lizenzgeber des Rollenspiels Call of Cthulhu hat heute eine Pressemeldung herrausgegeben:
After 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.
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, Twitter (@redwaspdesign) and on their site at redwaspdesign.comNotes for Editors:
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a cult US horror writer. For more on him and his work, see here.
Chaosium is the US based publisher of the award winning table-top RPG, Call of Cthulhu, and they can be found here.
Red Wasp Design is an indie games developer based in Bristol, England. The press release for the initial announcement of the game can be found here. The games development studio is composed of experienced professionals who have worked on many best selling titles on Playstation 3, iPhone and other platforms. More information can be found here.


New 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 Expiditionary forces battle for control of No-Man’s Land.

Character interface showing the Action Point cost of movement.


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