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Cthulhu Thursday: Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land News

July 19, 2012

Couple of bits of news from the far flung plains of Leng I wish to share with you…

First is that Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is in an Indie Bundle – the IndieGala – out now!

As usual Buyers can “Pay What you want” starting from a minimum of $1 and choose, if they want, to support charities and good causes with part of their proceeds. This time INDIEGALA has decided to support victims of the earthquake which damaged Emilia Romagna region of Italy. For this reason part of charity share can be donated to sustain Croce Rossa Italiana (CRI) in its fundraising for Emilia Romagna. The other part will be given away for another important mission: supporting AbleGamers a foundation dedicated to bring greater accessibility in the digital entertainment space so that people with disabilities can gain a greater quality of life, and develop a rich social life that gaming can bring.

Second is we’ve got DLC for the game coming out soon, as previewed by PocketTactics:

Lovecraftian squad tactical game Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land was a bit of a creeper for me, you might recall. Despite an occasionally clunky interface and some over-the-top dialogue, I grew to quite like Wasted Land when I gave it a second chance a couple of months back.

Now that Red Wasp Design have finished porting their game to every conceivable platform, the UK-based devs have turned to adding new content. The still-unnamed DLC is a prequel to the original storyline, putting the player in charge of the antagonist Kaul and his tentacled minions. It’s based on a module that Red Wasp designer Tomas Rawlings created for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu pen-and-paper RPG.

In addition to adding the new campaign, Red Wasp worked with medical historians from the Wellcome Trustto ensure that game realistically models the state of medical science around the time of the Great War. I’m having a hard time thinking of anything nerdier than that. I wholeheartedly approve.

The Plains of Leng

Ai! Ai!

(Cthulhu Thursday is a dose of Mythos to brighten darken your week. More on the idea can be found here and a list of posts thus far, here. Also for more Cthulhu news, sign up to the cthulhuHQ twitter feed. Enjoy!)

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