If ever there was a Lovecraftian Kickstarter to pluck at your purse strings, Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu is perfectly poised to be such a beast. A tactical RPG inspired by the work of HP Lovecraft that can be played offline on your mobile phone or PC combining the accessibility of a videogame, the tactical depth of a board game and all the flavor of a tabletop RPG.
Here’s a list of 16 Lovecraftian-themed games for your iPhone or Android. Enjoy!
THE SINKING CITY is a game of investigation and mystery taking place in a fictional open world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The player steps into the shoes of a 1920s private investigator who finds himself in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts, New England. A city suffering from unprecedented floods of clearly supernatural origins. A city trembling on the brink of madness…
Lovecraft told his tales with beings from space, the ocean and other weird environments, but cosmic horror doesn’t need tentacled horrors from beyond time – it resonates with us because we see it all around us every day.
Click the link for a list of ten Lovecraftian board games and card games that I think you’ll enjoy!
This is what I would call a near perfect beer and pretzel game. There’s enough depth there to keep you on your toes and laughing the whole way to the abyss.
This adventure concerns the legend of a witch who lives deep within the forest, deep within every forest. Known as The Pale Lady or The Flower Mistress, there’s just one catch. She’s not a witch at all.
A host of historical characters face the mysteries of the Cthulhu Mythos, based on the popular “Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla” comics! Only 4 days left on this Kickstarter.
“Darkest Dungeon” is definitely a Lovecraftian game. The back story: your father unearthed portals to dark dimensions and released a number of horrific and evil creatures onto the world.
When I found out I’d be supporting a small, two person operation passionate about bring their love of M.R. James and gaming to the tabletop I tore off my pocket trying to get to my wallet.
Black Sun Death Crawl is pure cosmic horror, terrifyingly bleak. The apocalypse has come and gone. The Sun of Light and all that was good fled, hoping to trap the Black Sun “within a prison of existence”. This is the world within which your players find themselves.
This episode’s guests: Matt Leacock and Chuck Yager, creators of “Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu”! Watch the show live at 6:00pm Eastern (5pm Central, 3pm Pacific), or listen to the archived show at any time in the future.
Only one day left on the GIBBOUS Kickstarter! This is one of the easiest and most enthusiastic interviews I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing.
The game opens with a quote from Philip K Dick. Its deep oceanic setting recalls HP Lovecraft’s most iconic creations. SOMA’s creature designs immediately bring to mind the work of H.R. Giger and David Cronenberg’s films.
COLORATURA has won several awards: “First Place and Miss Congeniality in the 2013 Interactive Fiction Competition. COLORATURA also was awarded 4 XYZZY Awards, including, “Best Game”, “Best Puzzles”, “Best Individual Puzzle”, and “Best Individual PC” and nominated for 6 other XYZZY awards, an unprecedented sweep.”