Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Lovecraftian Thing a Day (2018) No.24: Multiuniversum & Project: Cthulhu
Multiuniversum is a small card game in which you are trying to shut down a mechanism which has open portals to other dimensions; Project: Cthulhu is an expansion which relocates Multiuniversum within the Cthulhu mythos, where players are desperately trying to stop the strange denizens of the mythos from entering our world.
I continue to be fascinated by the pervasiveness of the Cthulhu mythos throughout contemporary gaming culture, and mean to ruminate on the significance of this in the coming months, as well as offering thoughts on the reiteration of certain tropes (insanity, opening/closing portals, preventing the end of the world) in Cthulhu-themed games, as well as some analysis as to how successful these games are in accurately simulating or reflecting actual Lovecraftian themes. Much to ponder here.