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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October 5

Dancer DLC release date announced!



Hey everyone! In case you didn't see it in the press, we announced that we're releasing our Dancer DLC on...



Apart from the particularly classy GIF, it includes:

One new Legacy! Rise to unearthly fame as the Dancer, employed at the infamous Gaiety Theatre, Ecdysis Club or in some of the more exclusive city parlours.

Two new Ascensions! Explore a trinity of insights into the powers of Heart, Moth, and those who came before. Realise your true form, and perhaps even tempt one of the enigmatic Ligeians to the Dance…

Animal spirit-selves! Some dances can only be performed in far places, and some cannot be performed in human shape.



If you own Perpetual Edition, you'll get the Dancer DLC automatically for free. For everyone else, don't worry! It only costs $2.99 / £2.50 / €2.39, so fingers crossed that everyone has enough Funds.

The DLC will come with a clutch of new updates for everyone, including Follower wounds/scars, romance, rebellion and a bunch of UI/UX improvements to make running your cult that bit more fun.

We go into this in a bit more detail in our latest sprint update. Keep your eyes on 16th October, and back soon with more news. :)
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September 27

Sprint update - Sept #2: SHELLEY

Hey everyone! Just a short post to keep you up to date with Cultist's development. We posted our latest sprint review over on the blog. The major points are:

Church of merch!

We've recently opened an Etsy merch shop, so if you haven't already, have a look at our shiny, forbidden things.



Romance!

One of the free updates being released along with the paid Dancer DLC is being able to date (most of) your Followers.



Dancer DLC

We've not confirmed a specific release date for the Dancer DLC, but we have said it'll come around the middle of next month, and provide some design diagrams as teasers while you wait...



Stay tuned next week for a release date for the Dancer DLC. Alexis and I have been working on betrayal and spurned lovers and animal familiars and all that delectable stuff, so I hope you'll like it!

Remember, anyone who owns Perpetual Edition will get the DLC for free. However, we're making sure the DLC won't break anybody's bank if you weren't quick enough to nab Perpetual, so don't worry either way.

More news soon! If you have any questions, leave 'em here or tweet us (@factoryweather / @alexiskennedy / @tronbevan).
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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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