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 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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July 27

Cultist Simulator post-launch roadmap



Hey believers! We've finalised the roadmap for the next eight months or so, so here's what's coming up for Cultist Simulator.

The TLDR version, for those of you who just want the juicy bits, are:

  • Teresa's Build out at the end of September 2018
  • Christopher's Build out at the start of January 2019
  • Franklin's Build out at the start of March 2019

And, of course, ongoing quality of life/general improvements along with smol content updates. We'll update our blog regularly with more info, and you can always ask questions in the forums or find us on Twitter.

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August #1: PORPHYRIA

Continued quality of life updates! The focus is on UI improvements & usability, so think text resizing, card placement tweaks, improved controls, that sort of thing. Ongoing work for Teresa’s Build.

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August #2: QUO VADIS

Lovecraft’s birthday, for which SOMETHING EXCITING I CANNOT DISCLOSE MAY OCCUR! Also, our new monthly design stream (Thurs 16th)! Alexis and Lottie talk Cultist design, answer questions, and host special guest Nikhil Murthy (The Quiet Sleep), one of Weather Factory’s mentees. Ongoing work for Teresa’s Build.

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September #1: ROSSETTI

Steam trading cards in-game! Another EXCITING THING I can’t talk about yet! Ongoing work on Teresa’s Build.

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September #2: SHELLEY

Our monthly design stream (Thurs 13th)! Final polish/content for Teresa’s Build.

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September #3: TENNYSON (Teresa’s Build release!)

Teresa’s Build! This will include a bunch of free updates (wounded/missing Followers, rebellious Followers, romanceable Followers, new Talk interactions, ‘Tainted Blood’ advanced Grail victory, huntable Long, improved Detective Legacy) and one paid bit of DLC (Dancer Legacy). Perpetual Edition owners, of course, get this ALL for free!

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October #1: UNDINE

There definitely won’t be any bugs with Teresa, so we definitely haven’t left this sprint loose for fixing them. Work starts on Christopher’s Build, and our monthly design stream (Thurs 18th).

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October #2: VERNE

Release of the Cultist Simulator soundtrack! Also, HALLOWEEN! Ongoing work on Christopher’s Build.

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November #1: WHARTON

Our monthly design stream (Thurs 15th)! Ongoing work on Christopher’s Build.

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November #2: XEXANOTH

Ongoing work on Christopher’s Build, and prep for our Christmas seasonal, OPALIA.

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December #1: YOG-SOTHOTH

Ongoing Christopher’s Build work, and our pre-Christmas design stream (Thurs 13th)!

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December #2: ZOLA

Christmas is the best time of the year. We shall be stuffing ourselves with mince pies and putting tinsel on cats, if you’re not too then what are you even doing with your life



January #1 (Christopher’s Build release!)

Christopher’s Build! A lot of free updates (new Skill: Scholarship uses, improved research mechanics, improved expedition goals, new player-written tomes, ‘Shaped’ advanced Forge victory) and a number of paid ones, too (new expeditions, Apostle Legacy, Priest Legacy). Again, anyone with Perpetual Edition gets the lot of ’em for free!

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January #2

Our monthly design stream (Thurs 17th), and Christopher’s Build support! Work begins on Franklin’s Build.

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February #1

Ongoing work on Franklin’s Build.

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February #2

Ongoing work on Franklin’s Build, and our monthly design stream (Thurs 21st).

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March #1 (Franklin’s Build release!)

Franklin’s Build release! As usual, this will include a lot of free updates (luxurious lifestyles, ageing, infamy, improved painting, new seasons) and some paid ones (new Patron stories, Familiar Legacy, Survivor Legacy, omg PETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!1!!!). Perpetual Edition owners get the whole lot for free, of course.

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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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