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Posts tagged “Lovecraft”

Call Of Cthulhu awakening in time to spook Halloween

Round Christmastime, it's a tradition in my family to play Don't Wake The Dreamer by tiptoeing around an uncle sleeping off the sherry in an armchair. You don't want to know what happens when the Dreamer awakens. Perhaps inspired by this, as well as the stories of a hippy named Happy Lovecraft who was obsessed with higher powers in the stars, Cyanide Studio will deliver…

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Feature: The Call of the Penguins

Premature Evaluation: Lovecraft’s Untold Stories

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser’s investigating eldritch goings on in action-RPG Lovecraft’s Untold Stories. Never heard of him. Just when I thought Lovecraft had been mined to death, Lovecraft’s Untold Stories comes along and I find myself protecting giant penguins and blowing up pink blobs of toxic goo. You remember the giant…

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Feel the gentle touch of tentacles in new The Sinking City footage

The portal to the Dreamlands has yawned open, a once in a millennium event (other than during videogame marketing cycles), and we are at last granted a clearer picture of what to expect from The Sinking City, an open world investigation/shootybangs game based on the Lovecraft mythos, and assembled by Sherlock Holmes studio Frogwares. So far, they've been a little coy about showing off how…

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Call of Cthulhu trailer is crazy in the coconut

I am glad to see that no one punches a shoggoth in the eyes in the new trailer for Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu [official site], neither does our hero quip "I know your da sells Avon so what's your excuse?" nor rack a shotgun and declare "It's time to kick ass and take names, but I'm not sure if you prefer 'Shub-Niggurath' or 'The Black…

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PokeMi-Go: The Whisperer In Darkness

The Whisperer in Darkness [official site] is a visual novel adaptation of the Lovecraft story of the same name. Like many, I went through a cosmic horror stage during my teen years and devoured as much HP sauce as I could handle, but I find that I struggle to separate one piece of Lovecraft from another in my mind. I had to look up The…

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The Sinking City: Frogwares’ Lovecraftian Investigation

Here's a pleasing combination of words: Lovecraftian open-world investigation. Roaming around a town where something unspeakable is afoot, trying to solve the mystery without ending up a gibbering wreck? That'll do for me. That's The Sinking City [official site], newly announced by Frogwares. The Ukranian studio, best known for their Sherlock Holmes investigate 'em ups, had been working on a Call of Cthulu game for…

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The Call Of Cthulhu Sounding in 2017

Iä! Iä! I, ah, I told him "That's no Deep One, that's my wife!" Oh, you should've seen his face! For strange aeons afterwards, he couldn't look me in the myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over my front! Anyway, where were we - the Call of Cthulhu [official site] game? We'd not heard much from the game…

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The Collected Call Of Cthulhu: Prisoner Of Ice And Shadow Of The Comet On GOG

Prisoner of Ice, judging by the screenshot above, has not aged well. The pert buttocks of lead character Lieutenant Ryan have aged beautifully though. The Lovecraftian point and click horror of Prisoner of Ice is now available via GOG, as is Infogrames stablemate Shadow of the Comet. I loved these games back in the day and will be replaying them as soon as possible.

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Freeware Garden: Elders Of Madness

From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent - and I am pretty certain that the Old Ones and their vast armies of unnamable abominations never expected a futuristic jet fighter to stand up to them. They never expected their eldritch existence and the glorious darkness they were bringing to mankind would be threatened by missiles, just as I never expected to ever play…

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Feature: Call of Cthul-who?

Interview: Agustin Cordes On Finding The Real Lovecraft

Scratches, Serena and Asylum creator Agustin Cordes has just launched a Kickstarter for the first officially licensed H.P. Lovecraft game, The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward. Based on Lovecraft's only full novel, it tells the tale of a young man in 1918 on a search for a wizard ancestor in Providence and Salem, with not a whiff of Cthulhu to be found. This project is…

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Point And Perish: The Eldritch Cases – Dagon

The Eldritch Cases: Dagon is an embellished adaptation of Humbert Percival Lovecraft's The Shadow over Innsmouth, although it might be more accurate to say it's a mash-up of some of his most popular works. Herbert West will make an appearance as the villain, for example, and some of Pickman's models might well show up. For those who enjoyed Dark Corners Of The Earth until it…

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Hone Your Lovecraft: Eldritch Creator Spills Sales Figures

It's sometimes hard to gauge from the outside exactly how successful an indie game has been, so I'm always interested when developers release figures. David Pittman, creator of Lovecraftian first-person roguelike Eldritch, has done just that. In a post-mortem posted on his blog, the former 2K Marin developer outlined the steps he took in leaving his old job, building the game, and was even kind…

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What The Cthuck? It R’Lyeh Is A Magrunner Trailer

'A Bit Portalish' is a genre that I have in my head. It's not brimming with games, but there are a few interesting ones in there nonetheless. The most interesting of all is Magrunner: Dark Pulse, a game that ran the gamut of crowd-funding acceptance or rejection and came out with a pile of money. How did it part people from their money? By taking…

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The Lengest Journey: Mountains Of Madness

When I noticed that Big Fish had released a Mountains of Madness game I was immediately apoplectic with rage. I gnashed my teeth and raged at anyone who would listen, clamouring about the disgraceful behaviour of reducing my favourite Lovecraft tale into a series of loosely connected scenes in which the only challenge is to click on a random smattering of household detritus stuck in…

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Feature: Mod Of The Week

Mods And Ends: The Worry of Newport

I use the word potential all the time. To the extent that it becomes annoying to the people around me. But it is an important word, especially in this still youthful industry. It’s locked in the bizarre ideas forming in the mind and on the hard drive of the smallest indie developer, and it’s evident in the expanding technical prowess of the largest blockbusters. It’s…

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Things Man Was Not Meant To Click At

Being big fans of unnecessarily obscure adjectives and overworked prose, clearly, we've got a lot of time for Lovecraft's Cthulloid mythos. Not such a big fan of his Racism , of course. Anyway, news arrives that Zoetrope's Lovecraft-inspired adventure game Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder has a 150Mb Demo released (Or approximately 6.6 recurring Necronomicons). And it looks a bit like this. Sexy…

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