Alexis Kennedy, creator of the critically-acclaimed Fallen London and Sunless Sea, is gearing up to launch the horror card game Cultist Simulator this May. This narrative card game evolves as players progress through the story, with each choice affecting the narrative and shaping the game. Inspired by Lovecraftian mythos, Cultists Simulator takes a unique approach to card-based gaming by incorporating numerous interactive elements. You can watch the exclusive launch trailer below to get a first glimpse of the game.
“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.”
Players will no doubt be sucked into the gritty gothic landscape of the game as soon as they start playing and will remain hooked due to its interactive and narrative storytelling. According to the game’s product page, it will have these key features:
- Crafting tools, summoning spirits, and indoctrinating innocents.
- Combining cards to create a rich story.
- Founding a cult, recruiting members, and training them to become specialized disciples.
- Translating grimoires and unlocking their lore.
- Outwitting rivals, investigators, and authorities.
- Transcending life and death with the game’s legacy system.
Cultist Simulator was successfully Kickstarted by the studio Weather Factory last year and has been in production ever since. The game also won ‘Best Game Design’ at the Emotional Games Awards 2018. It will release on PC, Mac, and Linux May 31st, 2018 with support on Steam, GOG, and itch.io Weather Factory was founded by ex-Failbetter Games devs Alexis Kennedy and Lottie Bevan and focuses on indie narrative games, such as Cultist Simulator.