Gnomes come in a variety of colours and this is one of life's happy little touches, as the dear Blue Gnome brilliantly showcased by sharing a lovely link to a forthcoming Cthulhu game (mainly/for now) for the iPhone. It goes under the promising title of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land and will apparently be a RPG/turn-based strategy hybrid set sometime during the Great War. Besides sporting a name that subtly references the classic C64 Wasteland, the game will apparently be based on Chasium's Call of Cthulhu pen and paper RPG, which is nothing short of brilliant, as CoC is indeed my all time favourite RPG and one of the few games that manage to successfully evoke the atmosphere of Lovecraft's literary work.
The Wasted Land will be a single player affair for the Android and iPhone platforms that will hopefully be soon released by Red Wasp Design. Oh, and you'll get to control both investigators (hooray!) and soldiers in what does look like an incredibly promising Lovecraftian and quite a bit undead take on the X-COM formula, with some interesting 3D graphics. Here are some early -possibly alpha- screenshots and a video: