I’m back to writing regular posts! After hosting a Halloween party followed by the US election, I wanted to take a week off from writing posts. I can’t believe Halloween is already over and Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks away. I wanted to write a post about one of the Spooky games I played leading into Halloween this year. This was one of the games I mentioned in my “Spooky Steam Haul” post. Gibbous A Cthulhu Adventure is a spooky inspired, point and click game with a magical talking cat.
The story focuses on two major characters. Detective Don R Ketype is a PI tasked with recovering the Necronomicon. For those unfamiliar with Lovecraft’s writings, the Necronomicon is an evil book filled with spells destined to bring the world to its end. Don visits the library and meets Buzz Kerwin, a broke college student. An explosion occurs leaving Don kidnapped and Buzz finding the Necronomicon. Buzz takes the book back to his apartment and repeats a spell allowing his Kitteh to speak in words versus meows. Both Don and Buzz need to find out who’s after the Necronomicon and return Kitteh to her normal kitty state.
Gibbous A Cthulhu Adventure was made by Romanian game developer Stuck in the Attic. Although the game was backed by a Kickstarter campaign in 2016, it was released on Steam three years later in August of 2019. As I took the time to research this game and the developer, I discovered Gibbous A Cthulhu Adventure was translated into twelve languages.
I adored this game. I liked playing as Don and Buzz although Buzz was my favorite since he had Kitteh with him. The game was well designed and never glitched on me. The game had enough of a challenge where certain levels took me a bit of time because I would get stuck on what I’m supposed to do next. The game itself was incredibly well made and crafted. Being a fan of Lovecraft’s work, there were several references to his work throughout the game.
As far as replayability, I ended up playing this game twice through. The first time to complete the game and the second time to unlock all the Steam achievements. There are story-based achievements and missable achievements. The missable achievements were slightly annoying at times because you can’t go back and play a level. If you miss the achievement, you would have to play the entire game over to get that achievement. According to Steam, I played this game for 13.9 hours. This is with two full playthroughs of the game. It’s safe to say this game will take 6 hours to complete.
Gibbous A Cthulhu Adventure is a fun Spooky game perfect for any cat lover or HP Lovecraft fan. Gibbous A Cthulhu Adventure can be purchased on Steam for $19.99.