Say Hello to Cultist Simulator
If there’s one thing that creator Alexis Kenendy seems to value in a game, its choice.
Given that he was the mind behind the likes of Fallen London, Sunless Sea and is currently working with Bioware to help forge the next Dragon Age, we’d say he’s rather good at it.
Now, he’s taken to Kickstarter to help produce a new indie project, one that looks just as intriguing as it is perplexing.
According to an article by Eurogamer –
Alexis Kennedy – who created Fallen London, was creative director of the marvellous Sunless Sea, and who has recently been writing parts of the next Dragon Age for BioWare – has unveiled a deeply imaginative new narrative game called Cultist Simulator.
Set in the 1920s, Cultist Simulator is a game about chasing incomprehensible gods in your dreams while holding at bay the prying eyes of real-world authorities. Victory may be becoming a higher entity yourself or tearing down the world you lived in, or it may be choosing life, a relationship – maybe with an investigating member of the authority – instead.
As with Kenendy’s other works the possibilities are many and winding. Cultist Simulator is a game about weaving a tapestry from your many choices. Mechanically it’s a kind of story card game, where cards governing all sorts of different aspects or rituals can be combined to produce unknown outcomes.Kennedy is Kickstarting Cultist Simulator with a modest goal of £30,000. Most of the game is done, he said on Kickstarter, but he needs your help to make it “sing”. There’s a playable build of the game available but it is very much a proof of concept with many placeholder elements on show.
Sounds like we’re in for a crazy time.
With the project already far exceeding it’s initial goal, there’s every chance Bioware’s new golden boy will be able to dazzle us with some marvelous (if bizarre) storytelling.
So, whose up for joining a cult?
You can check out the trailer for Cultist Simulator below.