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Cthulhu Saves the World
PC game (Windows only). The lord of insanity, Cthulhu was all set to plunge the world into insanity and destruction when his powers were sealed by a mysterious sorcerer. The only way for him to break the curse is to become a true hero. Save the world to destroy it in an epic parody RPG journey of redemption, romance, and insanity! Appears courtesy of Zeboyd Games.
Available for Windows via Steam.
The Colour Out Of Space
85 mins / German and English with English subtitles. Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he discovers a dark mystery from the past. Directed by Huan Vu / Jan Roth. Appears courtesy of BrinkVision.
Please note this film is made available as a lifetime stream through your VODO account.
Lovecraft Audio Drama Pack 1
Two great audio dramas performed and recorded by the brilliant Atlanta Radio Theatre Company: At The Mountains Of Madness (mp3, 37 mins. Written by H.P. Lovecraft / adapted by Brad Strickland); The Rats In The Walls (mp3, 47 mins. Written by H.P. Lovecraft / adapted by Brad Strickland).
Two special-edition ebook compilations of The Lovecraft eZine: 2011 Megapack; 2012 Megapack (epub/mobi). The Lovecraft eZine is a monthly online magazine dedicated to publishing high quality Lovecraftian fiction — fiction that is every bit as good as print Lovecraftian anthologies. It is also much more than that. It’s your number 1 source for information on all things Lovecraft. And, it’s a community — 'we call ourselves “Lovecraftians”… and you’re welcome to join us!'
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
Android and PC game (Windows only). An award winning turn-based strategy/role-playing video game based on the also award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. The game is set in the midst of World War One and pits a team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient evil, one older than humanity itself, who is using the carnage of the great war to build an undead army deep beneath the battlefields of Europe. Appears courtesy of Red Wasp Design.
Available as a DRM-free download for Windows and Android.
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
The world's greatest detective is confronted with a new fight between the rational and the supernatural! Investigate a mysterious series of disappearances with the help of your faithful assistant Dr.Watson, and beware your new enemy: a bloodthirsty sect worshipping the primal god, Cthulhu! Appears courtesy of Frogwares.
Available for Windows via Steam.
Innsmouth Free Press
Innsmouth Magazine (epub/mobi): Collected Issues 1-4; Collected Issues 5-7. Innsmouth Free Press is a Canadian micro-publisher of dark fiction and horror, releasing several high-quality anthologies and novels during the year, available in print and as e-books. It publishes original short fiction inspired by Lovecraft’s writing and other writers of the Weird tradition and also features non-fiction: articles, interviews, reviews and columns of interest to horror and dark fiction enthusiasts.
Lovecraft Audio Drama Pack 2
Two more great audio dramas performed and recorded by the brilliant Atlanta Radio Theatre Company: The Shadow Over Innsmouth (73 mins, mp3. Written by H.P. Lovecraft / adapted by Thomas E. Fuller); Special Order (34 mins, mp3. Written by Daniel Taylor / Henry Lee Forrest).
The H. P. Lovecraft Bundle (expired Aug. 19, 2013)
An awesome collection of transmedia treats inspired by the writings and mythos of cult American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, including film, indie games, e-zines, ebooks, audio books and more! For the as yet uninitiated, here is a good explanation of Lovecraft's style from Wikipedia: 'Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the psychological horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present… The hallmark of Lovecraft’s work was the sense that ordinary life was a thin shell over a reality which was so alien and abstract in comparison that merely contemplating it would damage the sanity of the ordinary person.' Enjoy!
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Bundles have been around for a while generating great exposure for indie games, audio and books and we figured we could spice things up a bit and offer them all at once, bringing film into the equation too! It's like what we've done before, offering different kinds of goodies when you donate to a film, but this time it's all up front and in the mix. Working with a great collection of producers, our first transmedia bundle brings together different kinds of awesome story-telling and entertainment around a single theme - in this case, celebrating the work and influence of cult American Horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft.
Curated by Tomas Rawlings, one of the creators of hit indie game Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, the bundle has seven content contributors, each of whom gets an equal share in 70% of all bundle proceeds. VODO gets 25% and 5% goes to our chosen charity for this campaign, Fight For the Future – dedicated to protecting and expanding access to information and internet freedoms worldwide. Pay-What-You-Want for this awesome offer to reward the brilliant creators involved, and you're doing your bit for charity too!
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Pay-What-You-Want means just that! Choose an amount that works for you and you get links to the bundle content. This includes permanent streaming access to the movie, with game, audio and ebook download links. The average price that people are paying for the bundle is figured on a rolling basis and if you choose to pay more than this, you get a whole bunch of other stuff too - Steam codes for more awesome games and more great special-edition ebook and audio book delights. Bonus! The bundle is only on offer for a few weeks though, so grab it while you can!
Who's behind this?
This bundle is brought to you by VODO, an organisation that helps promote and distribute new creative works all over the world & enables those enjoying shared media to make donations to creators.
The core VODO team is Jamie King (UK, Founder and CEO), Nils Hellberg (Sweden, Development Leader), Jem Noble (Canada, Commercial Director), Chen Zhe (China, Lead Programmer) and Donald Harvey (UK, Programmer and Frontend Developer.)
VODO has been in development since 2008 and was produced by conjunction with the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation, with the support of Arts Council UK and Emerald Fund.
VODO would like to thank Tomas Rawlings and Auroch Digital for helping put this cool offer together. We would also like to thank Frogwares, Zeboyd Games, Innsmouth Free Press, The Lovecraft eZine, BrinkVision and The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company for helping us share their brilliant creations in this way. Cheers!
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