Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu

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“Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu” is a tactical RPG for PC and Mobile, inspired by the work of famous novel writer H.P. Lovecraft. The game puts you in control over a group of Investigators who are facing the difficult task of preventing the awakening of one of Lovecraft’s most terrible creatures: the ancient alien god, Cthulhu.

Type : tactical RPG

Mode : single player offline

Release date :  2017 (TBC)

Platforms : PC and mobile 


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  • Base Management : assign your Investigators to a variety of tasks from working and training, to studying relics and researching new spells. Establish new contacts all over the world in order to access even more possibilities.

    Set up new contacts to allow new actions, like healing one of your investigators

  • Character Progression : carefully choose your skills, spells and inventory as you level-up. Seasoned Investigators become more powerful but also more complex to manage as they most likely accumulated some mental disorders.CharacterSheet
  • Turn-by-Turn Combat : outwit your enemies in a unique top view combat mode that will put your tactical skills to the test. Every Investigator can draw from a large combination of items, weapons, spells and abilities to make a difference on the field.Thompson
  • Permanent Death : if your Investigators lose too many health points they permanently die. Likewise, if they lose too many sanity points they become mad and turn on you.Death is permanent in Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu
  • Sanity Points : sanity is a very important resource used for all kind of things, from withstanding morale attacks from your enemies to studying blasphemous relics and casting spells. Spend it wisely!Depression
  • Retro comic book art style : dive into the Lovecraft lore through our critically acclaimed art style. Although the interface is in 2D it will make you travel like no other game.
  • High replay value : thanks to our randomly generated characters and events you will be experimenting a different story every for each of your game sessions.Mobile
  • Play on mobile and PC : the game has been designed right from the start to fit the mobile platform which means you can play on PC or mobile alike!
  • Original Sound Track and effects by Red Forge StudioPhonograph

“Dark forces lurk in the shadows, their whispers corrupting the heart and mind of the weak. All over the world, mad men spread their adoration for pagan idols and gather in blasphemous cults to meddle with powers that should remain forever untouched – powers so great they could do and undo a million worlds in the blink of an eye. For these wretched souls now serve a hideous and terrifying purpose: the awakening of the Elder gods.

But as far as society and science are concerned, the Elder gods don’t exist. They are but a mythos : an abject fantasy, a deviant piece of folklore dug up from the meanders of our History !

You are among the few chosen ones who know the frightening truth, for you saw it in your dreams. You know the world will come to an end if you don’t stop this madness, now !

Alas, you won’t be facing an ordinary foe: that one is infinitely big and will put your reason to the test. If the grotesque abominations serving the Mythos don’t kill you, then your nightmares probably will.

You have been warned.”


“The art is beautiful. The look makes it stand out among its peers, and it fits the time period perfectly. I really do love the idea behind this one.”


“Rise of the Elders s’annonce particulièrement prometteur pour tous les amateurs de H.P. Lovecraft!”

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“Strange Matter is taking things to the next level by implementing great artwork and carefully developed gameplay.”

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 “That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Nameless City




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