Student digital wizards begin a “Lovecraftian” journey

New City Collegian


By Nate Leese

“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming”

-H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”

H.P. Lovecraft was an early 20th century fiction writer known for his horror, “weird fiction,” and sci-fi/fantasy stories as well as the literary philosophy “Cosmic Horror.” Although relatively unknown during his time, today his work has influenced many fiction writers such as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King and Alan Moore (naming a few among many), along with different forms of artistic expression and niche culture.

A new art form has arisen from this digital age that has been shaping youth culture and pushing the boundaries of how we interact with digital content for several decades. Sunday afternoon I met with Old-Ones Studios, a team of digital wizards from Seattle Central to discuss a journey that began several months ago to create “Taken,” a rogue-like indie video…

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