Sandy and I are going to watch some Lovecraftian movies tomorrow (one of which will be Spider Labyrinth). But before we do, I’m going to turn on my video camera and show you Sandy’s inner sanctum, and ask him about his newest game, which will be a “Cthulhu World Combat” board game. If we’re lucky, maybe Sandy will even show us some of the models!
Sandy Petersen got his start in the game industry in 1980, on paper roleplaying games. His best-known work from that time is the cult game Call of Cthulhu, which has been translated into many languages and is still played world-wide.
In 1988, he left paper games for the computer game world. He has worked for Microprose, id Software, and Ensemble Studios, where he was involved with Civilization, Doom, Quake, and the Age of Empire series, among others. He has taught courses in game design at the college level.
His games have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, and he has dozens of awards from the game industry. The award he is most proud of is his 1990 Gaming Hall of Fame plaque, which is given to only one person a year, and chosen by vote by the fan community.
So stay tuned… I’ll have video for you tomorrow night, or Friday. (Now might be a good time to sign up for the Lovecraft eZine email notifications, on the right side of this page!)