Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Receives Diabolic DLC

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Written by Raven Poplar

You are victorious!

.. OK. I hate it when a game ends as well. I guess I can delete this game now. I know to beat all the levels in five different ways and I’m frankly bored with being human. Maybe I’ll go stand in line for Halo 4 or something.

Red Wasp Design has heard your pitiful, lamenting cry and has returned to feed off your agony. They have returned with a book in hand: A thin, well thumbed book of great antiquity. Do you reach out and take hold of the book even though it seems to corrupt the very messenger who brought the accursed thing?

Well of course you do. Flipping the tiny tome over in your hand, you suddenly feel as if it is much too heavy to carry. For the title reads in ominously heavy red, “Kaul’s Diary.”

In this expansion to Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, a turn-based, tactical RPG based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, you relive the terrible incidents leading up to the main story of the original game from the perspective of the nefarious cult leader, Docktor Kaul.

While it is fun fighting zombies, we figured it would also be fun controlling zombies. What is more fun that shooting at Leng Spiders is controlling Leng Spiders and in Kaul’s Diary, that is exactly what you get to do. Kaul’s Diary is in some respects a return to the game design ideas that originally brought me into contact with Chaosium (the publishers of the paper version of Call of Cthulhu) for whom I wrote a monograph entitled ‘The Dark Mirror’ about just this theme: being the baddies!

-Tomas Rawlings, Developer of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

In order to play the six extra levels available in Kaul’s Diary, open up the original game, then select “Extra Levels” in the menu screen and purchase the expansion from there. At $2.99 USD, it’s not a bad price either.

About the author

Raven Poplar

Early Childhood Educator and video game journalist. First console game: California Games for Atari 2600. First PC game: Commander Keen on my IBM 286. I suppose I'm old!

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