We’re working on a review for Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, so I got in touch with Auroch Digital to talk a bit about the game’s development for PS4. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Good morning! Welcome to PS4Blog.net. Could you please help us get started by telling our readers a bit about yourself and your work?
Sure, hallo chums! I’m Mike Daw, Producer on Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics. I work at Auroch Digital – an independent game development studio in Bristol, UK. It’s great to chat with you and the readers of PS4blog.net!
PS4B: Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is hitting PlayStation 4. How would you describe the game to someone who’s never heard about it?
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is an atmospheric turn-based strategy game where Nazi’s and Cthulhu lore meet. Mutated humans, experimental weaponry and slithering be-tentacled denizens all waiting to have a pop at you as you explore forests, bunkers, and facilities. You command a team of four unlikely heroes as they uncover a plot by the Third Reich to harness the dark cosmic power of long-forgotten elder gods and extra-dimensional throbbing rotters for their own nefarious ends.
TL;DR it’s Lovecraftian Nazis vs. Turn Based Weirdness and launches this week on PlayStation 4.
PS4B: How long did it take the team to develop the game? Where there any considerable changes between the original prototype and what we’ll soon get to play?
From start to finish, the game took about a year to make. Achtung! Cthulhu’s origins are actually from a successful strategy board game created by the team at Modiphius Entertainment, so we had a fantastic foundation of dark turn-based fun to begin with. Our initial prototypes took the form of pen and paper games to prove the system would work and be fun in digital form.
As the development progressed, we added new mechanics including our ‘light and dark’ system which increases the damage inflicted on an enemy depending on how much they’re shrouded in darkness. Whether you’re familiar with the board game and its play style, or if you’re completely new to the world of Achtung! Cthulhu, you’re guaranteed to be in for a whole pile of weird tactics based fun.
PS4B: Due to the game’s nature, are you considering releasing additional content either as free or paid DLC?
We’ll have to see what the reaction to our game is like! We always listen to the fans, but right now we are focused on delivering the best initial package we can.
PS4B: Once again, thank you for doing this interview. Is there something else you’d like to add before we go?
On behalf of the team at Auroch Digital and our publisher Ripstone, I’d like to thank everyone who’s curiosity has been piqued by our game. We’re really proud of what we’ve made together and can’t wait to hear the response from the public and hear all the war stories from new players!