'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land' Now Out on AppUp Center

The madness is in the mountains. Cthulhu has been called. The Lurker is in the threshold.  The critically acclaimed 'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land' is now out on PC via the Intel AppUp? program at a price point of $4.99/€4.09/£3.50. The Intel AppUp SM center is a service that aggregates, curates and distributes validated digital content delivering a fuller, richer experience on the PC.

The game has launched today on the AppUp SM center globally. There are also special events taking place at the RPC Germany international RPG event on the 5th and 6th May.  The games developers are at the event taking new gamers through their first steps to insanity. The Intel AppUp SM center is free to install and the PC version of the game runs in widescreen and has been optimised to run on laptops, Ultrabooks and desktops including support for Windows 7 touchscreen powered PCs.

The PC version has been supported by the Intel AppUp SM developer program which means the release today has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish.  Sanatoriums and asylums worldwide have been put on notice to expect an increased demand.

If you are new to this cult title, it is an indie turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the works of pulp horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The game was developed in co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of the cult horror 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 inhuman conspiracy underlying 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 their team. Key to the game is Sanity; the investigators must guard their minds against the myriad horrors that threaten to send them into the mouth of madness.

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

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.

The Intel AppUpSM center is a service that aggregates, curates and distributes validated digital content delivering a fuller, richer experience on the PC. More information can be found here.

In the United Kingdom, Intel has a partner store with Dixon’s. More information can be found here.

There is a YouTube link to the same video trailer here:


There are more if needed.  We also have a limited number of review copies as giveaways for prizes etc on sites.  Let us know if interested.

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