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Fans of the meme-monster Cthulhu and other creations of cult
horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft can get a little extra help in
counting down to Christmas, thanks to a new mobile advent calendar
app. Titled '
Cthulhu Christmas Calendar',
it features 25 original pieces of artwork - one for each day in
December until Christmas Day. Each image presents a fun mashup of
festive icons like Santa into the Cyclopean world of the great
Cthulhu, the malevolent Mi-Go and the dark god Nyarlathotep.
Normally priced at $0.99/£0.69/€0.79, the app will be
free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on the 1
st December only, to celebrate our collective descent
into Yuletide madness.
The creators of the Cthulhu Christmas Calendar, Red Wasp Design,
are also the developers of the hit iOS title
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted
Land, an indie turn-based strategy RPG also inspired by the
classic horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. The game was developed in
co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of much loved paper 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 uses their team of investigators to uncover a
deadly conspiracy underlying the Great War. Barbed wire, mustard
gas and machines guns will prove to be the least deadly encounter
that the investigators will meet as they venture out onto the
battlefield to try and solve the mystery of the Wasted Land.
There is more information on the
Cthulhu Christmas Calendar
page and you can chat about it with fellow cultists on
its own Facebook page.
Notes for Editors:
H.P. Lovecraft was a cult US horror writer 1890-1937. For more
on him and his work, see:
Chaosium is the US based publisher of the award winning
table-top RPG, Call of Cthulhu, and they can be found
Red Wasp Design is an indie games developer based in Bristol,
game's website can be found