Cthulhu Hits Xbox

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The second game from Breath of Death VII developer Zeboyd Games was released as an Xbox Live Indie Games this week.

Cthulhu Saves the World is a parody role-playing fame for the Xbox 360 where the dark god inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by horror author H. P. Lovecraft that first appeared in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu." He (or she?) is a gargantuan, tentacled creature with a hideous appearance.

In Cthulhu Saves the World, the cosmic creature decides that in order to destroy the world and plunge it in to eternal darkness (as originally planned in "The Call of Cthulhu") he must first save the world as a hero. From this strange logic, the dark god and his companions set out on an adventure filled with redemption, romance, and insanity -- according to the game's developers.

The game features 16-bit graphics, turn-based RPG combat, comic book style cutscenes, a "save anywhere" save system, three difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, Hard), a 1UP system that allows major battle replays, seven playable characters, three bonus game modes, 20 original songs, a multi-level-up systems that lets charcters level up fast, and random encounter limits. The game offers around six to 10 hours of gameplay.

Originally a game for mobile platforms, It is already available for Apple's iPhone.

Cthulhu Saves the World costs 240 Microsoft Points ($3 USD) in all countries where Xbox Live Indie Games are supported.

For more information, visit www.indiegames-uprising.com. A video showing off some of the gameplay is available on YouTube.

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