Thumbstar Games and Byook have announced an Interactive Writing Competition for their Cthulhu Mythos inspired iOS card game “The Moaning Words”. “The Moaning Words” is a trading card game but in addition to strategic gameplay it aims to tell a creepy story. The game has been successful and to celebrate the developers are holding a fun writing contest.
Just in time for Halloween the winning story will be included in the Halloween update. In “The Moaning Words” players can create and share their own ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ stories. For the contest hopeful writers will need to write an enticing ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ tale in H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.
Aside from having your story featured in “The Moaning Words” main app the contest winner will get other rewards as well. The winning writer will receive 1000 Elder Signs in-game currency and a unique custom designed avatar to use in game. The rules for entering “The Moaning Words” Interactive Writing Contest can be reviewed here.
“The Moaning Words – Trading Card Game in the Cthulhu Mythos” is atmospheric and makes a good effort at capturing the cosmic horror genre. It has both a battle mode and a story mode. In Battle Mode players will build decks, collect cards and battle both entities from the Cthulhu Mythos and other players in PVP. Story mode players become an adventuring hero that can shape the story with their card battles while trying to keep their sanity.
Of course there is also a writing mode in “The Moaning Words” which players can experience user generated story content. Players can even create and share their own stories through the app. The writing mode is where the Interactive Story Contest comes into play and the winning story from the contest will be included in the main app.
Since the game’s launch “The Moaning Words – Trading Card Game in the Cthulhu Mythos” has received updates and improvements including a ritual mode in which players can summon powerful cards. The winner of the contest will have their story included in the game’s Halloween update. Players of “The Moaning Words” have this exciting new update to look forward to. Best of luck to all competing writers!