'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land' Summoned to PC via the Intel AppUpSM center

Whispers in the darkness today confirmed that the critically acclaimed 'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land' today announced their hit game is coming to PC. The developers, Red Wasp Design, revealed the existence of a Cyclopean pact with the  Intel AppUp SM  program to spread the insanity onto laptops, Ultrabooks and desktops worldwide. 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 will launch on the AppUp SM center on 5 th May 2012 at the  RPC Germany  international RPG event. The games developers will also be at the event demoing the PC version of the game to fans and fellow gamers. The price point will be confirmed on the release date. AppUp SM is free to install and has lots of games and applications on it for Windows PCs. 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.

Supported by the Intel AppUp SM developer program, the PC version of the game will also feature language support for German, French, Italian and Spanish gamers. The game's designer, Tomas Rawlings said, “We've had lots of requests from fellow gamers and fans of Lovecraftian horror to bring the game to PC, and thanks to Intel's support that will now happen. It's also great to be able to get the game translated into more languages, as Lovecraft's work has a universal appeal.”

Intel's support also means the game will also be localised into German, French, Italian and Spanish.

Stefan Englet, Director AppUp Content EMEA said, “Intel is pleased to help Red Wasp Design fulfill the many requests from worldwide gamers to launch a PC version of 'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land'. We hope you enjoy playing the game and browsing the other great PC content in the Intel AppUp center.”

For those new to the cult title, the indie game is a turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the works of cult 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 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.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 .

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