Catalyst Game Labs & Petersen Games Announce Relationship

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August 2, 2023

Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to announce that it is working with Petersen Games on a future publishing relationship. This includes bringing both Cthulhu Wars and Planet Apocalypse back into production and ensuring both games are available to hobby stores and communities around the world.

“Sandy Petersen designed the original Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “As well as the seminal Age of Empire computer game series, which my sons and I have spent so many hours playing. He’s left such an incredible mark on both the tabletop and computer game industries. And I’ve loved Cthulhu Wars from the moment I played it, along with several of his latest board games. It’s an exciting opportunity to help a great game company, as well as look to the future for what we might develop together.”


Catalyst Game Labs also hopes to assist in accelerating their fulfillment of several open Kickstarters. While details are being worked out, Catalyst is grateful for the opportunity to help every backer receive their games and rewards.


“My design strengths are games steeped in theme, asymmetric, and painstakingly balanced,” said Sandy Petersen. “This meshes well with Catalyst. Cthulhu nafl-fhtagn!” 


If you’ve never seen Cthulhu Wars, feel free to stop by booth 1611, at Gen Con, and take a look at this great game!


Stay tuned to and for more information on these developments.

 About Catalyst Game Labs

Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high-quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes—all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at

Petersen Games

Petersen Games was founded to make games with top-grade components, amazing art, and great depth of gameplay. We are explicitly trying to provide a high-end product for the hobby community.

We got our start decades ago when Sandy Petersen first conceived of the idea of doing a roleplaying game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s stories. That original idea, the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, is still in print today. Since that time, Sandy has worked on many tabletop products, including helping develop the original Arkham Horror board game. He also spent almost 20 years in the computer gaming industry, as a designer on the teams that produced Civilization, Doom, Quake, the Age of Empire series, and Halo Wars. He returned to the world of tabletop gaming with the famed Cthulhu Wars strategy game, and now he is Chief Creative Officer of his own company.