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Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII | £0.99 | Steam | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII | £0.99 | Steam | PC

A quid won't get you very far these days. Maybe a drip of petrol or a couple of tinnies of your favourite poison. But why not spend your lonesome pound on two fantastic Indie games that pay homage to the classic 8-Bit RPGs of yesteryear, with brilliant mechanics and hilarious storylines of their very own?

Free DLC Coming To Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 3

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Free DLC Coming To Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 3

Lair Of The Seamstress

Two episodes of free DLC are headed to Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, followed by a sequel.

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Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, CSTW & Breath Of Death VII | £2.99 | Steam | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, CSTW & Breath Of Death VII | £2.99 | Steam | PC
  • What: Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII
  • Where: Steam
  • Current Price: £2.99
  • Cthulhu: Fhtagn
  • Cthulhu Saves The World Review

Robert Boyd's take on the Penny Arcade adventures is out today, bringing a heady dose of sprites and chiptunes to Holkins and Krahulik's masterwork. For a limited time, you can get a free copy of Cthulhu Saves The World and Breath Of Death VII With every purchase.

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 3 Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, PC games, Penny Arcade, Robert Boyd, trailer, Zeboyd

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 3 Trailer
Behold, a new trailer for the third episode of the Penny Arcade Adventures. After Hothead sadly had to leave the field, indie mastermind Robert Boyd (Cthulhu Saves The World) stepped into the breach, bringing his signature sprite art and anarchic humour to the series. As you can plainly see.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode III (to give it its full title) has been brought forward to June 25th [thanks, Walterneff], setting you back $4.99 on Steam and 400 MS Points on XBLA. iOS, Android and Mac versions have been confirmed, but not dated.

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Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII | £1.00 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Cthulhu Saves The World & Breath Of Death VII | £1.00 | GamersGate | PC

A quid won't get you very far these days. Maybe a drip of petrol or a couple of tinnies of your favourite poison. But why not spend your lonesome pound on two fantastic Indie games that pay homage to the classic 8-Bit RPGs of yesteryear, with brilliant mechanics and hilarious storylines of their very own? You can alternatively grab a 4-pack, which works out as 75p per copy.

Robert Boyd is now working on the third Penny Arcade Adventure - and the first two episodes are also on sale.

Cthulhu Saves The World Headed To New Platforms

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Jonathan Lester
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Cthulhu Saves The World Headed To New Platforms

Gets Xbox 360 Price Cut

Cthulhu Saves The World is an hilarious indie triumph: a parody of 8-Bit RPGs and H.P. Lovecraft that's also a deeply competent game in its own right. Developer Zeboyd is thrilled to announce that it's headed to iPhone, Android and Mac thanks to a distribution deal with Tinkerhouse Games, and to celebrate, CTSW is now available for 80 Microsoft Points on its original home: the Xbox Live Indie marketplace. For 68p, I'd go ahead and buy it immediately.

"We at Zeboyd have had a lot of fan requests to bring Cthulhu Saves the World to mobile platforms.

By partnering with Tinkerhouse Games, we’ll be able to bring it to numerous mobile and Apple platforms. Tinkerhouse is incredibly talented and easy to work with, so we’re excited to celebrate Cthulhu Saves the World’s one-year anniversary with this announcement, and the Xbox Indie price drop to a dollar." - Bill Stiernberg to IndieGames

Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Review

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Jonathan Lester
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Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Review

Platform: PC

Developer: Zeboyd Games

Last year, Zeboyd Games' Robert Boyd put himself on the map with Breath Of Death VII: an award-winning Xbox Live Indie game that paid respectful homage to classic 8-Bit RPGs even as it gleefully parodied their weaknesses. This was soon followed by Cthulhu Saves The World, which pumped up every aspect of the storytelling, combat and exploration. The key to their success and critical reception was that they weren't just shallow parodies, rather, they were exceptional RPGs in their own right that actually equalled the games upon which they're based. Or dare I say, they surpassed.

Put simply, the Xbox Live Indie Scene just wasn't big enough for these two titles... so after months of tweaking, scheming and coding, Boyd has managed to bundle them both together with loads of new content for less than two pounds. Or to use its official title, the Cthulhu Saves the World: Super Hyper Enhanced Championship Edition Alpha Diamond DX Plus Alpha FES HD – Premium Enhanced Game of the Year Collector’s Edition (without Avatars!).

That's quite a mouthful... and luckily, it's absolutely delicious. Here's why you should buy it.

Cthulhiu Fhtagn!

Cthulhu Saves The World Out Now On PC!

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Jonathan Lester
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Cthulhu Saves The World | PC

We've been keeping you informed about the hit XBL Indie RPG Cthulhu Saves the World's journey to the PC... and the wait is finally over. £1.79 will net you the remastered version of Zeboyd's respectful and irreverent masterpiece as well as a bonus copy of Breath Of Death VII, which is an outstanding title in its own right. Grab it on Steam or Gamersgate - and do so immediately.

We've got a full review in the pipeline, but for now, why not check out our review of the XBL Indie version.

Cthulhu Saves The World Bundle Hits PC This July!

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Jonathan Lester
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We've been keeping an eye on the anarchic Cthulhu Saves The World ever since it topped our Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week roundup... and heard that the anarchic indie RPG was being ported over to PC along with a host of new features. Developer Robert Boyd has announced that the CSTW Bundle, including the full version of his previous masterpiece Breath Of Death VII, will be hitting Steam and Gamersgate in mid-July. Full details below.

Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Cthulhu Saves The World Steam Bundle Will Include Breath Of Death VII

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Jonathan Lester
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cstw

We recently reported that Zeboyd's award-winning Xbox Live Indie RPG Cthulu Saves The World will soon be hitting Steam for the bargain price of $3 US, along with loads of extra content and bonus features. However, just to sweeten the deal even further, developer Robert Boyd has annonuced that the bundle will also contain his original hit RPG Breath Of Death VII, which we rated as the 8th best Indie Game of 2010.

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Lacrosse Fans Attacking Xbox Indie Ratings?

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Jonathan Lester
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Developers Losing Ratings, Money & Patience

lacrosse

Without the ability to advertise beyond word-of-mouth and viral campaigns, the vast majority of Xbox Live Indie developers rely on the star rating system to draw players to their games. However, hundreds of minimum ratings have been pouring into the top-rated titles and causing them to slip down into obscurity... and bizarrely, it seems that fanatical Lacrosse fans may be behind it.

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Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week: Cthulhu, Karts & A Giant Sticky Tongue!

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Jonathan Lester
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Cthulhu Saves The World

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indie-gotw-250x250Zeboyd are the masters of putting a new spin on classic 8-bit RPGS. Breath of Death VII provided a lengthy, hilarious and reverential take on the likes of Final Fantasy by casting players as an evil undead protagonist... and the latest offering takes this beguiling idea to its logical conclusion. After a mysterious stranger strips the legendary Cthulhu of his powers, you'll need to step into his blubbery tentacled hide to wreak vengeance and save the world!

As you'd expect, you'll need to rustle up a party to explore the world and throw down on plenty of critters, and invested players will be delighted to discover some of the wittiest writing I've ever seen in a game (full retail release or no). Narration, character backstories and even the tutorial are likely to make you burst out laughing... but the game itself is all business. Despite ostensibly being a parody game, everything is... flawless.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Ahem. Click here.