Alexis Kennedy, game creator extraordinaire, believes that shaping one’s destiny is as easy as a draw of the cards—at least in Cultist Simulator, a clever narrative game with card-style gameplay in a 1920s theme. In this game, the old gods are locked beneath the world, awaiting you to reveal their true colors and unleash your own power. However, the fate of your journey rests in the cards, and each card has a consequence that could deter your paths.
As you play, Cultist Simulator shifts and twists to reveal new opportunities, close leads, and lead you down the paths you have chosen through the cards. Alexis Kennedy has made this game mystical and whimsical, but there is also an element of horror as you explore the mysteries of forbidden occult worlds.
When playing Cultist Simulator, you are given choices, like actions that test your explorative skills and dreaming abilities. While the game promises to lead you into big surprises and reveals, you begin small with just your passions, your reasonings, and your earnings from a menial job.
The Cultist world is a dangerous one with challenges, enticements, and plenty of opportunities to rise into light or plummet into darkness. You can download and play to your heart’s content via Google Play, the App Store, Humble, itch.io, and GOG.
Some Info on Alexis Kennedy, a Quick Gist
Alexis Kennedy is an England-based indie game designer with two decades of design and development know-how in various technologies. Cultist Simulator was released in 2018, but Kennedy has had several game releases in the past nine years, including Fallen London and Sunless Seas. Weather Factory, a game design and tech company, was launched in 2016 with Kennedy as the founder and leader. 2019 found him working on Book of Hours, a fantasy narrative game set in the same worlds as Cultist Simulator.