Pervasive Media Studio Lunchtime Talk: Calling Cthulhu - Making a Game from a Much Loved Meme

Where: Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

When: 06 January 2012 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Red Wasp Design are nearing the end of the development of the anticipated game 'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land'. The game is based on the cult horror RPG, Call of Cthulhu, which is itself based on the writings of H.P.Lovecraft. Both the RPG and the works of Lovecraft are much loved and have become a powerful meme. From South Park to cuddly toys, from horror fiction to fan-made films; the Cthulhu-meme has become all powerful. While it's a bonus to be making a game based on such a well known idea, it also makes it a huge challenge. Existing fans have their own expectations and yet the mobile phone has its own limitations on memory. Red Wasp Design will talk about the challenges and opportunities of adapting a paper-based game into a digital space whilst trying to keep fans happy and the development manageable. During the lunchtime talk we're also going to run a quick Lovecraft/Mythos themed quiz with an amazing prize for the winner - so come armed with knowledge of R'lyeh and Chthonians... These Lunchtime Talks are part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week. Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who???s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you???d like a tour of the new space and we'll be happy to show you around! Send an email to

Entry Cost: Free

Posted by: Verity Alexander | 23-12-2011

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