Posts Tagged ‘Intel AppUp’

Call Of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Has Risen

By Adam Smith on May 3rd, 2012.

From Shoreditch to eldritch.

Having already existed on magical futurephones, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a bit of an old one but that’s par for the course when you’re dealing with Lovecraftian horror. The turn-based tactics should actually be a better fit for the PC, as the intimate nature of the squad-based trenchtacle combat often made unit and target selection somewhat problematic on a small phone touchscreen. Imagine poking the wrong bit and actually calling Cthulhu by mistake. He’s in a totally different timezone to you and now you’ve woken him up and he’s got a face like thunder. The game is available now through the Intel AppUp store, priced at $4.99/€4.09/£3.50. I’ll investigate in due course. Launch trailer below.

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World War Weird: Call Of Cthulhu – The Wasted Land

By Adam Smith on April 20th, 2012.

Time to tentacle = surprisingly substantial

Turn-based Lovecraft game set during World War I, with crumbling sanity for all concerned? Oh, be still my murmuring heart. Not entirely still, obviously, because that tends to make me go blue in the face and then die, but do slow down a little. Actually, no need to call the doctor at all because the game in question is a port of iOS title Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land and I’ve already poked my fingers into its trenches and tentacles. There’s been at least one major update since I tinkered with it, but despite my initial attraction I did find the interface quite offputting. Hopefully that will be addressed when the tactical madness comes to PC on May 5th.

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Flock Together: Free PC Angry Birds

By Alec Meer on March 23rd, 2011.

Yes, that's the first level. I am lazy-man.

Angry Birds is a catapult game that has proven quite successful on mobile telephones. In other news, Elvis Presley sold some records, chocolate tastes quite good and Star Wars offered positive licensing opportunities.

The PC version of Rovio’s bland but compulsive one-button physics puzzler perhaps hasn’t proved quite so much a phenonemon, but that’s probably got something to do with being far more expensive than the eyeTelephone and (free) Android versions. For a limited period, this imbalance is addressed – you can grab the game for free.
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Angry Internet Birds

By Alec Meer on January 5th, 2011.

Angry internet birds. Like angry internet men, but birds.

I know how this works. I’m going to mention Angry Birds and you’re going to say how much you despise it and how games x, y, z and xyz are much better. Fine, got it, understand, you don’t need to tell me after all. I’m going to mention it anyway, because it’s vaguely surprisingly to hear that the weirdly sterile iOS catapult game has turned up on PC.
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