Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics VideoGame!

Smash hit horror-themed WW2 RPG ‘Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear’ coming to PC this year

Introducing a narrative Turn-Based Strategy game with strong RPG elements set in the Achtung! Cthulhu universe
7th February, 2018: The allied powers of tabletop star Modiphius, indie publisher extraordinaire Ripstone and veteran strategy game developer Auroch Digital have announced they are marshalling their collective forces to will bring the award-winning Achtung! Cthulhu tabletop series to PC, in their new video game: Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear, later this year.
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear is a World War II themed strategic role-playing game in which the Nazis have turned to other-worldly beings to bolster their war effort. In this universe, the Nazi’s well-known obsession with the occult has yielded results, with their discovery that the creatures of the Cthulhu Mythos are real. Thus begins ‘The Secret War’ where covert allied operators fight desperate battles against an unholy alliance of Nazi science and Mythos sorcery. Featuring Shoggoth-powered Panzers, HMG-armed investigators, mutated Nazi super soldiers, secret bunkers filled with mysterious research and alien artifact-powered wonder weapons – Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear has it all!
Achtung! Cthulhu originally debuted five years ago as a Kickstarter project by the then nascent Modiphius. It smashed its original funding goal many times over and has expanded to a wide range of tabletop products including expansions to the RPG, a skirmish miniatures game, novels, audio dramas, and multiple crossovers with other licenses. It has wowed critics as well as players with its sweeping apocalyptic narrative arc and inventive monstrous creations, winning multiple awards since its release.
Tomas Rawlings, Chief Commander at Auroch Digital has released a statement only recently broken by the boffins at Bletchley Park, “It’s a real honor to work alongside Modiphius and Ripstone on what will be a premium Cthulhu-mashup. Having worked with the Ripstone team before back in the PlayStation 3 days, together we made amazing strategy games, and I’m confident history will repeat itself!”
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the original launch and this new announcement, Achtung! Cthulhu makes a triumphant return to Kickstarter, giving existing fans a chance to bolster their forces early in advance of the main assault, and helping to fund the Kickstarter campaign for additional content in the game, on top of what Ripstone have fully funded for the core game.
Some funding tiers include copies of the Achtung! Cthulhu RPG or skirmish miniatures game, plus exclusive rewards giving supporters a chance to have their image immortalised into the game, and the opportunity to see behind the scenes of development and meet the team at their HQ in Bristol, UK.
What is Cthulhu?
For those unfamiliar with the Cthulhu Mythos, ‘Cthulhu’ is a titanic alien being who slumbers in the inhuman sunken city of R’lyeh which (rumour has it) lies in the South Pacific. Once, many aeons ago, Cthulhu and other beings akin to him (it?) ruled the earth. Such is Cthulhu’s power, that even asleep he is able to influence the dreams of humans and has created a fragmented but global cult of worshipers who consider him a god. Both deity and disciples are working towards the time he’ll wake, breakout of his watery prison, and retake his rightful place as the planet’s ruler. Cthulhu was first created by horror writer HP Lovecraft who wrote many terrifying books featuring Cthulhu and other unspeakable ancient horrors.
A well-known strategy game developer baracked in the Bristol Games Hub. Their crack squad of developers is commanded by Tomas Rawlings. A veteran game designer and noted Mythos scholar, Tom was the the creator and designer of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, a multiple award-winning title, including Winner Mobile Game of The Year 2012 ( and Winner 2012 Best Smartphone or Tablet Game (Digitally Downloaded).
About Modiphius
Modiphius founded Achtung! Cthulhu five years ago this month. The team is lead by its originator, the founder of Modiphius, Chris Birch. Having moulded Modiphius into an award-winning tabletop games publisher, with games like Conan Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, Star Trek Adventures, Thunderbirds, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, and John Carter of Mars, Modiphius is headquartered in a secret London base of operations. Chris is backed up on the Achtung! Cthulhu project by writer, novelist and keeper of the lore, John Houlihan.
About Ripstone
Based in an old warehouse in Liverpool, that can only be accessed by means of a secret code, Ripstone are helping fund this mission, as well as supporting the teams with their experienced producers, eagle-eyed testers, and crack marketers. Founded in 2011 by publishing and film industry veterans, to-date Ripstone has financed and published 15 games across 14 platforms, with worldwide sales in excess of 10 million units. They have been a finalist for the MCV Indie Games Label award and the TIGA Best Publisher award. Their back catalogue includes Ironcast, Stick It To The Man, and Chess Ultra, to name but a few.

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