'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land'  Free Today Only

Press Release

(for immediate release, link to game trailer is below)

The hit iOS game ' Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land' is – for the 30th June only – free!  This insanity is brought to you by Red Wasp Design in conjunction with DailyAppDream.  Gamers can download the Daily App Dreams App to find out about the other free apps on offer each day!

Noted iPad gamer and controversial 'human app' surgeon Dr. Herbert West commented, “I am very animated indeed to see this game become more widely available.  Anything that increases public awareness to the danger posed by unnameable horrors from beyond must be a good thing.”

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is an indie turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and the classic paper RPG of the same name.  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.  All this while trying to keep their sanity intact...

The twilight of June is an auspicious time in Lovecraftian fiction:  At the end of June 1882, Nabby Gardner goes insane following the dramatic arrival of a strange meteor on their land (in the classic Color Out of Space). The scientists from the Miskatonic University are baffled.  At the close of June 1917 in the World War I set short story ' The Temple', the crippled U-29 submarine is now at the mercy of the current, which as the narrative unfolds, will take it to places of horror.  In Australia, at the end of June 1935 in The Shadow out of Time, the Peaslee Expedition completes the excavation of 1250 strange carved blocks. Nathaniel Peaslee recognizes the hieroglyphics that adorn the blocks from strange dreams he has been haunted by.  No good will come of this realisation...

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

Trailer

There is a YouTube link to the video trailer here for embedding with the article:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVSImP8_Ew

Notes for Editors:

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a cult US horror writer.  For more on him and his work, see here.  This year, 2012 is the 75th anniversary of Lovecraft's death in 1937.

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 game's website can be found here.   


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