New Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (iOS) Screenshots

The folks at Red Wasp Design have today released the first screenshots from their highly anticipated upcoming game, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land. The shots are taken from a standard definition (SD) iPhone version of the game and is still considered a work in progress. They show characters from the game under attack by the undead and Dark Young, and judging from the looks of it, the game reminds me of classics like Incubation and X-Com.

As the characters fight these legions of horror they will have their sanity eroded away as the game’s designer Tomas Rawlings noted, “Lovecraft and his peers created really iconic monsters that tap into our deepest fears. As huge fans of his stories, we’ve worked really hard to transfer the essence of these alien horrors into a game form. We’re blending the core ideas of the classic role-playing game along with our experience of gameplay design all wrapped in our new 3D engine to craft what we hope is a gaming experience of malignant evil!”

Announced in May this year and set to launch initially on iPhone and iPod (both SD and HD versions), Red Wasp Design plan to infect other platforms such as iPad, Android, PC and consoles with their World War One themed turn-based strategy horror. The game has been developed in co-operation with Chaosium, the purveyors of the cult horror role playing game based on Lovecraft’s work, Call of Cthulhu.

The much loved RPG marks it’s 30th year of publication this year, which Chaosium has been celebrating with the launch of a limited edition release of Call of Cthulhu. Dustin Wright from Chaosium said, “We’re very excited to be working with Red Wasp Design to bring the Call of Cthulhu world to gaming devices. It’s a great time to be a fan of H.P. Lovecraft gaming.”

A final release date, pricing and other information has yet to be announced by Red Wasp Design, but you can be kept in the loop via Facebook (, Twitter (@redwaspdesign) and on their site (

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