Sacrifice Your Friends, a Lovecraftian party game in cute horror style, will launch on consoles and PC later this year

Sacrifice Your Friends is a 1- 4 players party brawler inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter and chosen as a finalist in the Ubisoft Indie Series competition.

You battle your friends in dynamic, trap-filled arenas. This fast-paced party game in a cute cartoon horror style, created by Astrolabe Interactive, will be released on Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X and Nintendo Switch later this year, thanks to RedDeerGames.

There is nothing sweeter than a chibi Cthulhu. But don’t be fooled by the cartoon style, Sacrifice Your Friends is a true challenge.

The game is fast and dynamic, and the battles are intense. Randomly appearing weapons and various traps make you think on your feet and never stay in one place too long.

Of course, unless you want to be sacrificed.


The Mountain of Madness or the Nameless City catacombs are places that every Lovecraft fan will definitely recognize. Story mode will take you and your friends to locations inspired by the writer’s novels.

Would you prefer to explore the universe of H.P. Lovecraft by yourself? No problem. The brave one can go on a dangerous journey all alone in a single-player mode.

Sacrifice Your Friends will appeal to everyone who likes good horror… with humor. Chasing friends with an enormous axe in their hands, killer tentacles, or the odd fish-folks mob of Innsmouth – it sounds like an epic party! 

Sacrifice Your Friends Trailer is now available on YouTube:


Sacrifice Your Friends is already up on Steam Early Acces and will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X and Nintendo Switch later this year. The title supports cross-platform gameplay so that you can play with your friends online over different gaming systems.

Whether you share a couch with your victim or live on two opposite edges of the world, the Great Old Ones know no borders. The game includes local and online mode!

Don’t forget to wake mighty Cthulhu up later this year with Sacrifice Your Friends!

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”― H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature”


  • Lovecraftian. Discover the mythos of legendary author H.P. Lovevcraft.
  • Arena mode. Have at it with your friends in exciting arenas for 2 to 4 players.
  • Sheer madness. Embrace madness and unleash devastating powers by transforming into the mighty avatar of a Great Old One.
  • Locations. 16 unique dangerous arenas inspired by Lovecraft’s work.
  • Fun for everyone. With simple controls and goals, everyone can join in. We know: we had our mothers test it out.

The presskit is available for download HERE.

For more information on Sacrifice Your Friends, please visit the official game Twitter account, RedDeerGames official Facebook fanpage and RedDeerGames website.

RedDeer.games is a global gaming company that focuses on publishing indie games.

We aim to create unique and accessible games, easily distinguishable by their original art style. Our main goal, however, is for them to be FUN!

In recent years we released Cyber Protocol, Brawl Chess, Clumsy Rush, Art Sqool, Nirvana Pilot Yume, Under Leaves and Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia. 

Check out www.reddeergames.com to learn more.

Astrolabe Interactive is an independent game studio located in Montreal, Canada. They are a young and dynamic team that has become one of the leaders of the indie industry in Quebec.  

H. P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American horror fiction writer. He is one of the most significant authors of supernatural horror fiction, known as the creator of the Lovecraftian sci-fi-horror subgenre.

Lovecraft is best known for his horror stories „The Call of Cthulhu”, part of the Cthulhu Mythos. In his stories, the author introduced demonic creatures with supernatural powers from distant worlds, including the world-famous Cthulhu, a powerful deity depicted as half man, half dragon, and half octopus.

Lovecraft’s stories have served as the inspiration for numerous films – „Cthulhu” from 2007, HBO series – „Lovecraft Country” from 2020, and video games – f.e. „Bloodborne” by Japanese studio From Software.