Final Update: July 16, 2023 - 6:06:06 PM PST

In celebration of The Call of Karen's 3-year release anniversary, we've published one final update with a number of bugfixes and new localizations graciously provided by members of the community (huge thank you to our volunteer translators, and sorry it took so long! 😬). We've also added some new goodies to our merch store, featuring art and easter eggs from the game!

We're endlessly grateful to have shared our creation with over 200,000 players and counting. At this time, there are no further updates planned to the game - we've had an amazing run, and everyone on our team has since moved on to new adventures. If you enjoyed the game and want to see more stuff like this, check out the merch store, and follow the devs on social media.

Update: Aug 30, 2020 - 6:06:06 PM EST

We are grateful and humbled by the amazing response The Call of Karen has received - after just one month, there are over 70,000 copies of the game in Steam libraries around the world! Not to mention all of the awesome YouTube videos, screenshots, and even fan art. As a small team developing the game for fun (and for free) - thank you πŸ’œπŸ™

Want to support further development of The Call of Karen so we can keep bringing you bug fixes and improvements? Check out the new store for some truly apocalypse-worthy merch!
Limited edition mugsβ˜•, t-shirtsπŸ‘•, masks😷, and moreπŸŽ‰!

Maintain your perfect life

What is Call of Karen?

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The Call of Karen is a PC simulation comedy game about a 1950s suburban housewife whose home is being invaded by Cthulhu. Play as Karen, trapped in an unhappy marriage taking care of an ungrateful child, and faced with the struggle of keeping up appearances in the face of a home gone mad.

Play through tasks that a suburban mom would do as her house slowly descends into chaos!

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn." 
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu 

We are Trumbus

The Call of Karen in the news


Kritiqal Care Podcast

Nate Kiernan interviews Kate Olguin on Call of Karen in episode 10 of the Kritiqal care podcast.


Den-fami Nico Gamer Article

Takayuki Furushima discusses Call of Karen in the May 25 and July 17th, 2020 issues of Den-fami Nico Games


WPI Provost MQP Award and Virtual Research Showcase

Featured in the June 8th edition of WPI's Undergraduate Research Newsletter, The Call of Karen was awarded the Provost MQP Award and highlighted as part of WPI's undergraduate research showcase and IMGD Showfest 2020

Call of Karen on Steam

Trumbus @ MassDiGi Game Challenge and PAX East 2020

The stars were right at MassDiGi's 2020 Game Challenge, where we won runner-up in our category. We also got to showcase The Call of Karen at the WPI booth at PAX East 2020!



Kate Olguin talks about The Call of Karen on the season finale of Boston Indies Talk Show series!


Questions?  Kudos?  Job offer?

NOTE: We are no longer responding to bug reports and support requests at this time 

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Designed and developed in part as a Major Qualifying Project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

You can read the paper HERE

The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. 

No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.