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Cthulhu Saves the World developer to move away from parody in their next game


Zeboyd Games are the fine folk behind the excellent 16-bit RPG parody Cthulhu Saves the World – a game which saw you fighting to rescue humanity to regain your godly powers for the purpose of destroying all of mortal kind. It was sharply-written, funny, and all the while a fine RPG.

Having completed work on their final game in Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 the developer is once again free to plan their own project. This time they’ve decided to leave parody behind, “we thought we’d try something with a little more depth”.

“We got our start with parodying and doing homages to various video games, especially with our first couple of RPGs,” studio head Robert Boyd told USGamer. “We love parodies, but since we’ve been doing them for so long, we thought we’d try something with a little more depth for our next game; it will still have humor and warmth, but we’re aiming for more of a Lunar or Prydain Chronicles feel rather than a full-blown parody.”

Boyd didn’t reveal any details of the game beyond said that “it’s set in a distant future sci-fi setting” and “it stars a female protagonist who happens to be a spy”. Like their other work, the game will be in the style of Japanese RPGs though it will break fromd tradition and only feature adult characters.

Boyd also told USGamer that they’d be seeking funding for the game through Kickstarter because “We’ve done a successful Kickstarter in the past (for the PC version of Cthulhu Saves the World), but that was before Kickstarter exploded and before most people knew who we were. It should be very interesting to see how our new project turns out.”

We’ll keep you posted on the game and tell you when the funding campaign begins.