I don't normally run corporate press releases on my blog, or carry advertising — except insofar as the blog promotes my own writing. There's always a first time, though, and so here it is:
Cubicle 7 Entertainment to publish roleplaying game based on Charles Stross's Laundry Files novels
Cubicle 7 Entertainment is producing a roleplaying game based on the award-winning Laundry series (The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue, and the forthcoming The Fuller Memorandum) by the even-more-award-winning Charles Stross, and uses the also-award-winning Basic Roleplaying System (Call Of Cthulhu) by Chaosium Inc.
(For more details, keep reading below the fold. Meanwhile, here's the cover ...)
"We love the Laundry Files novels, so we're really excited about this game," said Dominic McDowall-Thomas, Cubicle 7 Director. "The world of the Laundry is a perfect mix of espionage, conspiracy and tentacled menace from beyond the stars."
"The books are Lovecraftian spy thrillers. The best elements from both genres are thrown together with a sprinkling of long lost Nazis, terrorist cultists, other foreign governments wanting a piece of the action, as well as Her Majesty's Civil Service." added Cubicle 7's Angus Abranson.
The Laundry is a branch of the British secret service, tasked to prevent hideous alien gods from wiping out all life on Earth. Players take the part of Laundry agents, cleaning up the mess after things go wrong or, sometimes, even managing to prevent the manifestation of ultimate evil. Agents have access to the best equipment they can get their superiors to approve, from Basilisk Guns to portable containment grids to a PDA loaded up with Category A countermeasure invocations.
The game has been designed and written by industry veterans Gareth Hanrahan, Jason Durall and John Snead.
"I'm really excited to be working with Cubicle 7 to bring the sinister world of the Laundry to a wider audience," says Charles Stross, Hugo award-winning author of "The Atrocity Archives" and "The Jennifer Morgue".
The Laundry RPG is a self-contained rulebook and will be supported by a number of sourcebooks and adventure campaigns. The game is due to be released in July 2010.
For more information on The Laundry RPG, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd
Cubicle 7 Entertainment is a British-based publisher and events company, specialising in the games industry. Founded in 2006, by Angus Abranson and Dominic McDowall-Thomas, the company has published role-playing games from a list of licensed and home-grown properties including Victoriana, Starblazer Adventure (based on DC Thomson's 80's Starblazer comic series), SLA Industries, Qin: The Warring States and the recent Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space (licensed from the BBC). Cubicle 7 also works with a number of publishing partners helping bring their creations to print and into distribution. In June 2009 Cubicle 7 announced it had joined the Rebellion Group.