Seize forbidden treasures. Summon alien gods. Feed on your disciples.Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories.
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Mostly Positive (1,419) - 77% of the 1,419 user reviews for this game are positive.
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March 15

2 BAFTA GAMES AWARD NOMINATIONS!



I can't believe I'm writing this, but... Cultist Simulator's been nominated for not one, but

TWO BAFTA GAMES AWARDS!

We're up for both Debut Game and Game Innovation and both Alexis and myself were practically sick yesterday when the nominations were announced.

Check out the full list of nominations here!



Thank you to all of you who took a chance on a weird indie game about a lady pulling off her own face. Cultist has been in active development since launch, and the feedback you've given us - along with the love you showed along the way - somehow got us to the point where we have to dress up fancy and go to a BAFTA Games awards show to find out if we win.

You are the best cult. <3 <3 <3

Now, more info shortly on mobile launch, localisation and other Weather Factory projects. Check out our roadmap if you're interested in what's next for Cultist, and we'll see you soon!
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March 1

Mobile, HQs and future DLC

Hey believers! Just a quick update on where Cultist's heading over the next couple of months.

THE MANSUS ON MOBILE



We announced yesterday that we're releasing an iOS and Android port of Cultist Simulator! We've not revealed the date of launch yet (though it's SOON), but in the near future you'll be able to manage your cults, murder your bosses and muster monstrous servants on your phone and/or tablet.

You can pre-register for a discounted price on Android phones below...



...and all you iOS users, sign up here to be kept in the loop with mobile news! You'll get the same discount as the Android peeps for a short while at launch.



SMOL UPDATE IS SMOL

You might have noticed a rather, er, placeholder-looking card called your 'Temporary HQ'. You couldn't do much with it and it wasn't much fun. Yesterday we updated the main branch with a few new cult headquarters, as well as tweaks to the way HQs work in-game.

The new HQs to look out for are:

  • Rooms Behind a Bookshop
  • House Violet
  • the Opulent Townhouse
  • the Heterodox Church
  • the Candle-lit Mithraem
  • a Darkened Warehouse



WHAT'S NEXT FOR CULTIST SIMULATOR

Our next release will be Franklin's Build, comprising two bits of paid DLC. These'll add new Legacies to the game (just like the Dancer DLC), will be similarly priced to the Dancer DLC, and are:

  • the Priest Legacy, introducing a new Knock ascension
  • the Ghoul Legacy, introducing a new Winter ascension

For the avoidance of doubt, Perpetual Edition owners get this DLC for free. We've not announced a release date for Franklin's Build yet, but both Priest and Ghoul will release at the same time. You can get a good idea of when to expect 'em by looking at http://weatherfactory.biz/cultist-simulators-post-launch-roadmap/.
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Reviews

“A magnificent nightmare, for those with the stamina to master the gruelling card game that houses it.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

“Cultist Simulator is something else. It’s seductive. It captures the looming threat of utter annihilation played against the transcendent bliss of unravelling mysteries wrapped in enigmas wrapped in other really, really weird shit. It’s excellent, put simply. The cosmic horror and occult subject matter isn’t just set dressing here – it’s expertly woven into the core of play, and the result is completely absorbing.”
Recommended – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Hauntingly rapturous to play and replay, Cultist Simulator won't let you be the next Jim Jones, but it might just make you the next Torgo. With sassier hair, naturally.”
90/100 – RPGFan

About This Game




Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you're looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colours beneath the skin of the world.

In this roguelike narrative card game, what you find may transform you forever. Every choice you make, from moment to moment, doesn't just advance the narrative - it also shapes it.

Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Search your dreams for sanity-twisting rituals. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.



In this 20-40 hour game, you'll:

  • Combine cards to tell your own story in a rich, Lovecraftian world of ambition, appetite and abomination. Corrupt your friends. Consume your enemies. There is never only one history.

  • Found a cult, dedicated to the Red Grail, or the Witch-and-Sister, or the Forge of Days. Recruit Believers and promote them to Disciples to serve as burglars, researchers, cat's-paws. Use your disciples to keep you fed - or feed on your disciples.

  • Unravel arcane, unacknowledged mysteries. Translate grimoires and glean their lore. Locate and pillage the Star Shattered Fane. Penetrate the realm of the Hours, and win a place in their service. Perhaps - if you are very cunning - you may even glimpse the Mansus.

  • Outwit rivals, investigators and the increasingly suspicious Authorities. Your own altered Appetites may force you to act abominably, but your Cause must not be stopped.

  • Transcend death with a story-driven legacy system. Perhaps your inheritors will complete the Rite of the Crucible Soul. Perhaps they'll find peace in a pleasing career. Perhaps they'll bring the Dawn.






System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, post-2012 integrated graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or later (Steam support is a problem with earlier versions, sorry!)
    • Processor: 2GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, post-2012 integrated graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX v9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, OpenGL Core, post-2012 integrated graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

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