Catalyst Game Labs, manufacturer of the newest versions of the Shadowrun and CthulhuTech RPGs and Classic BattleTech game (see “Catalyst Game Labs to Publish ‘CthulhuTech’”), has announced a pair of new casual games scheduled for release late this year.
Paparazzi will be Catalyst’s first entry into the field. The card game casts players as celebrity-hounding paparazzi, competing with each other to take the best pictures of the biggest (and most controversial) stars in
Ooze the Cook is a light-hearted “beer and pretzels” game where up to four players take on the roles of slimes and jellies living in a tavern, trying to grow large enough to eat the tavern’s patrons and cook. The game features several random elements meant to symbolize the Oozes’ lack of cognitive thinking. The art for the game will be provided by John Kovalic (
These two games are a marked departure from Catalyst’s usual RPG and “heavy gamer” fare. “As a company, we have this great ability, with all of the designers and all of the artists and authors that we work with, that we can expand into other areas,” said