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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August 20

Trading cards, badges, emoticons & backgrounds!



Happy Lovecraftday, believers!

It's HP Lovecraft's 128th birthday today, so we're doing a bunch of FUN THINGS. Our giveaway competition ends tonight at midnight, we released a 'Which cult are you?' quiz to Scientifically Discern which one you should found, and we've just introduced a full suite of necronomnomnoms to the game...

Look away now if you don't want your game drops spoilered!

Trading cards



Eight delightful cultists up for grabs! I appear to have unlocked all of the male cultists, so I guess I'm a Grail cult leader?

Badges



Trade up yo card sets until you have the ultimate, glistening Tricuspid Badge!

Emoticons



I would love to see a chatlog which used only these to communicate.

Backgrounds



Three profile backgrounds to unlock! Two Mansus, one special.

Cultist's next big update will be coming at the end of September with our first paid DLC release, Teresa's Build. More on that soon, and you can track progress on our roadmap while you wait. Thanks for sticking with us!
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August 16

#Lovecraftday giveaway



Hey believers! If anyone missed us shouting about it on our various social media, we're running a Cultist Simulator giveaway for Lovecraft's birthday on Monday 20th August, where you can win free copies of the game, Orchid Transfiguration USBs or even your very own Beach-Crow statuette.

Take a look at the full competition breakdown here, and/or enter on any social platform you fancy!

- Twitter
- Facebook
- Instagram

Good luck, and happy birthday HP/Cthulhu. 🎂
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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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