Found on the Net: Lovecraft in Vancouver

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There’s good and bad stuff when it comes to living in Vancouver. The bad includes the priciest real estate in the whole country and a public transportation system that could use some fine-tuning. But now you can add one more awesome pro: it’s a Lovecraft-friendly city. The proof? The Vancouver Film School is busy putting together an interactive Lovecraft project.

The VFS explains that the project, known by the internal codename “Project Space Squid”, is bringing to life five stories by Lovecraft (“The Call of Cthulhu”, “Dagon”, “The Dunwich Horror”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Music of Erich Zann”) using “a cutting-edge transmedia interactive magazine experience for the tablet marketplace”. It is “a groundbreaking, truly unprecedented cross-discipline project that’s tapping the expertise of students and alumni from programs across VFS.”

There is a development blog for Space Squid. You can view videos and blog entries by the developers of each team dedicated to bringing the stories to life. Whom are you rooting for? Team Dagon or Team Dunwich?

In case you are curious, I might be dropping by the VFS in the next few weeks to meet some of the students on this project.