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R.I.P. Cyclopean?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 20, 2010

Cyclopean, the indie RPG based on the horror fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, has been canceled. Quoth Scott, the developer, that after two years, “What I’ve got is basically a ton of writing and nothing else.  And Ted, still the only other member of Team Omega, just isn’t able to dedicate those 20+ hours/week to keep things rolling.  Vince has got a relentless, driving ambition to see AoD completed, but I need to know my investment of hundreds-into-thousands of hours is actually going to result in a finished product, and I don’t have that confidence in Cyclopean, in fact nothing near it.

However, there remains a tiny little glimmer of hope. Vince, the champion indie who created Iron Tower Studios and who is heading up development of the hopefully soon-to-be-released indie RPG Age of Decadence, “I respect Scott for being honest with everyone, but I hope him and I will be able to revisit the status of the project when AoD is released. Scott has done a lot of work and it would be a shame to let it go to waste.

I gotta admit, over this last year, I was getting a little skeptical myself.  When things go quiet for a short time, it can often mean the developers are so friggin’ busy that they cannot keep followers up-to-date. But when things go quiet for a long time, it often means development has ground to a standstill.

Anyway – I hope the project can be resurrected at some point. The concept was awesome.


Hat tip to RPG Codex for catching the announcement.

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  • Andy_Panthro said,


    This interested me a lot, I’m a big Lovecraft fan (ever since the original Alone in the Dark back in ’92).

    Really hope they can get this back on track once other priorities are dealt with.