Cultist Simulator - Macramé
It's here! Simplified Chinese is now live on Steam, via the beta branch 'gateofhorn'. You can access this beta branch by:

  • right clicking on 'Cultist Simulator' in your Steam library
  • clicking on the 'Betas' tab
  • selecting 'gateofhorn' from the drop-down menu
  • clicking 'Close'

Your version of the game will then update and you'll see a 'Languages' button in the top right-hand corner of the main menu. You'll be able to switch between English and simplified Chinese there.

Please send any bug reports you find through to This is a beta version of simplified Chinese, so there may be issues! We'll fix all bugs we find over the next month, before releasing full simplified Chinese across Steam, GOG and Humble on Wednesday 2nd October. :)

Leave us a nice review if you enjoy the game, and tell your friends about it! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! <3
SUNLESS SEA - (Graham Smith)

Alexis Kennedy, co-founder of Failbetter and writer and designer on Fallen London, Sunless Sea and Cultist Simulator, has been accused of being an abuser and “well-known predator” by several prominent women in the games industry, including an allegation from a former colleague at Failbetter. The allegations came as part of a recent wave of similar stories shared on Twitter, among them allegations made against composer Jeremy Soule and developer Alec Holowka. Kennedy has denied the allegations on Twitter and via a statement given to RPS, while Failbetter say they “believe and stand with everyone who has come forward.”


Cultist Simulator - Macramé

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. :)


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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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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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!
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Humble Bundle has launched a DRM-Freedom sale where you can get up to 96 per cent off a huge list of well-known and cult indie hits.

The list of available games is vast and overwhelming, so do go have a browse through the entire DRM-Freedom sale page to see if there's anything that catches your eye. To help narrow it down a bit, though, I've gone through and picked out a few particular highlights that you might be interested in.

Let's go for something a little arcane and peculiar to start us off. How tempted are you by Cultist Simulator for 10.04? Even with its minimalist presentation, the enigmatic card game has scratched the back of my brain through repeated descents into the occult as more secrets are unlocked.

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

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...?


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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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!

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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!
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Enthralling and maddening in equal measure, card-juggling eldritch life sim Cultist Simulator is celebrating its first birthday today, and there’s gifts for the devoted. Developer Weather Factory are rolling out the final two planned bits of DLC for the game today, each adding a new playable character, new ways to run your cult, and many more ways to lose. They’ve also announced Book Of Hours, the next game in the series. A spin-off tasking players with running and organising a forbidden library, and ensuring the clientele find what they seek without getting too badly cursed.


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Cultist Simulator developer Weather Factory has unveiled Book of Hours, its "elegant, melancholy" RPG follow-up set in an occult library - alongside the two remaining pieces of its planned Cultist Simulator DLC, releasing today.

Book of Hours is notable for the fact that it started life as a bit of a throwaway joke on Twitter before taking on a life of its own. Back in January, Weather Factory's Alexis Kennedy posted an idea for an "extremely relaxed Cultist Simulator expandalone" in which players would adopt the role of occult librarian, examining, cataloguing, and arranging books for its visitors. "Very low challenge," wrote Kennedy, "lots of careful board organisation".

That early germ of an idea is now much more substantial, with Weather Factory's official Book of Hours announcement properly setting the scene: "Shutter the windows against the sea. Bank the fire against the cold. Listen to the rain rattle on the roof, while you slide books one by one into their ancient nests. For five centuries, the library of Hush House was a fortress of knowledge... until the fire. The collection is ruined, and the Librarian is dead. Your unique talents make you fit to rebuild the collection."

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Happy Friday, Believers! I come with NEWS.


Firstly, Cultist is part of a big ol' narrative shindig on Steam this weekend! Look out for Ludonarracon on the front page of the store from 6PM BST / 10AM PDT today, running all the way through the weekend.

As part of LNC, we're going to be broadcasting our upcoming Priest DLC with the help of the delightful JimtheEternal and Systemchalk, both seasoned Cultist veterans who are able to

  • play arguably the most horrible CS content Alexis has written to date
  • not die immediately
  • explain what's going on to people in chat at the same time

So tune in to them!

Jim's on from 11AM PDT / 7PM BST
🌙 Systemchalk's live from 3PMish PDT / 11PMish BST

We're also going to be releasing a free demo of Cultist today, so now all your havering would-be cultist friends can try the game and see if they like it or not. Praise be to the Watchman, who'll get us all in the end.


Alexis and I are also being our big ol' goth selves and are on a live broadcast LNC panel on DEATH IN GAMES, along with the creators of The Stillness of the Wind and Little Red Lie. Find us on

📅 today!
⏰ 11.45 PDT / 7.45PM BST
💀 LNC broadcast + store page


If you missed our news last week, we've announced release dates for our upcoming DLC and a new Anthology Edition to mark Cultist's one year anniversary of sweet and fleeting life. There're more details in last week's sprint update, but the key points are:

📅 everything's launching on Thursday 30th May 2019, at 10AM PDT / 6PM BST

🐍 new stuff includes our Priest DLC, where you take on a long-awaited Knock ascension to become the Martyr of the Keys & also there are sneks

⚰️ also our Ghoul DLC, where a disgraced medium goes all Dorian Gray, hangs out in graveyards and develops gourmet, sepulchral tastes

Don't tell Alexis that's how I summarised his stories, and hope to see you in our LNC stream and/or on the 30th May! ♥
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Hey everyone! Ever wished you could bring the apocalypse on the bus? Or murder your micromanaging boss without getting out of bed? Now - hooplah! - you can, as Cultist Simulator's live on the App Store and Google Play today!

For a week we're also offering a 30% off discount, so if you wanna bring your cult with you on the go, now's the time.


You can also read a little about us from the front page of the App Store, as we're part of a feature on 'cool' Brits doing cool things in games. Check it out, iOS people!

(Apologies to Google Play-ers. Apple do not make App Store pages readable online, to our eternal regret.)


Fiiiinally, you may have noticed that we now have a simplified Chinese version of Cultist's Steam store page, and we offer a simplified Chinese version of the whole game on iOS! (We're unfortunately not able to offer Chinese via Google Play until the Chinese government reopens applications for foreign games publishing.)

I know a lot of you have been waiting patiently for Chinese to hit, so this will either allow you to play now or at least show you that we're working hard on translating everything to a high standard for PC. I'll release an estimated release date for both Chinese and Russian on PC in the near future.

In the meantime, hope you enjoy! :)

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


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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