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 9

AUG #1: PERCIVAL



Afternoon, Believers! We've just posted a production round-up of what we're up to on our blog, so thought I'd crosspost a quick update on a couple of culty things. :)



1. DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

It's not super detailed right now, because we're in pre-production on our upcoming culty game BOOK OF HOURS. But if you're interested in what we're doing next, and when you can expect things for Cultist Simulator, check out our roadmap. Ask us on Twitter (@factoryweather) if you have special requests!

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2. SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

Firstly, we're finally ready to bring simplified Chinese to Steam! This'll launch in beta on Thursday 12th September, just in time for Mid-Autumn Festival. You'll be able to find it on the usual beta branch, 'gateofhorn', by right-clicking Cultist Simulator in your library, clicking on the 'Betas' tab and selecting 'gateofhorn' from the drop-down menu.

Russian's coming ASAP afterwards, and we may even have some news later down the line on other languages, too...

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3. BOOK OF HOURS KICKSTARTER

We're also launching a Kickstarter for our next game, BOOK OF HOURS. Set in the same dreamy, merciless alternate 1920s as Cultist Simulator - a world we call the Secret Histories - you'll be able to nab BOOK OF HOURS' Perpetual Edition, your name in the game, pet statuettes and a bunch of occult library goodness should you so choose.

The Kickstarter's launching at noon on Tuesday 3rd September, so if you want to be kept in the loop, sign up to our mailing list and/or wishlist the game below. Hope to see you there!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1028310/BOOK_OF_HOURS/?curator_clanid=33119457
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May 30

PRIEST + GHOUL NOW OUT!



Hey Beloveds! I'm delighted to announce that our new and final planned pieces of DLC - the PRIEST and the GHOUL - are now live!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/871651/Cultist_Simulator_The_Priest/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/871900/Cultist_Simulator_The_Ghoul/

Just like The Dancer, these are story-packs that investigate some previously untapped areas of Cultist Simulator.

The Priest is all Knock, adding one new Legacy, two new Ascensions and the truly gruesome story of the Martyr of the Keys.

The Ghoul is all Winter, adding another new Legacy, two other new Ascensions and a suitably beautiful end of paintings, digging up and eating the dead, and the Elegiast in all his Wintry glory.

Perpetual Edition owners get both automatically and for free, of course! Everyone else, they're only £2.50 / $2.99 each, so pretend you're buying a really occult cup of tea...?

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT: TRANSLATION

Now that we have the full English content of Cultist Simulator, we'll be able to finish off our in-progress Russian and simplified Chinese localisations of the game.

We'll announce their release dates as soon as we can. Keep your eyes peeled!

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ANTHOLOGY EDITION



One particularly for new players! Today we also released our new Anthology Edition of the game, which includes:

  • Cultist Simulator (all 110,000+ words of it)
  • all three DLC packages (Dancer, Priest and Ghoul, adding another ~30,000 words)
  • the delectable 15-track soundtrack

The Anthology Edition grants 15% off the whole caboodle, coming to a totally sensible price of £25.90 / $33.11. BRING THE DAWN, all in one handy-dandy package!

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/10931/Cultist_Simulator_Anthology_Edition/

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NEW GAME: BOOK OF HOURS



Now that Cultist Simulator's coming to a close (apart from localisation!), we announced the next game we'll be working on: BOOK OF HOURS. Sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with development, and wishlist it below.

We'll be running a Kickstarter for it later this year, so Librarians, Lovers of Text and Long-children, keep a sharp lookout!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1028310/BOOK_OF_HOURS/
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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 10.11 or later (Steam discontinued support for earlier versions in January 2019, 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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