I’m going to write a big data dump in the next couple of weeks about how mobile launch went, as a similar, smaller companion piece to our Cultist retrospective and Alexis’s ‘State of the Factory’ post.
For now, I wanted to outline what the mobile version is and where we’re headed with it. If you have questions that aren’t answered below, leave a comment and we’ll update the FAQ.
What’s in the current mobile version of Cultist Simulator?
Right now (April 2019), the mobile game includes all free content up to and including Christopher’s Build. So that’s New Game+ mode, that’s romance and the Expeditions rework, that’s the full 110,000 words (ish) you get in the PC version of the game if you’d bought it in Jan/Feb 2019.
What the mobile version doesn’t include is any paid DLC (so no Dancer Legacy – yet!), and none of the free updates we’ve released since March (the HQ revamp, new Research mechanics). There will always be a slight delay in porting new PC content to mobile, as we have to localise it into Chinese before we can bring it across.
Will you release DLC on mobile?
Yes! We’re currently deciding what the best way to do that is, bearing in mind the relative price differences, the different audience approaches to DLC across PC and mobile, and how much featuring we can wrangle with well-timed updates. We also (of course) need to localise paid DLC before we can include it in the mobile game.
Right now, the three DLC we plan to release on mobile is:
- The Dancer DLC
- The Priest DLC (coming soon!)
- The Ghoul DLC (coming soon!)
We don’t have a confirmed price or release date for any of these yet. We’ll shout about it across all social channels, and on our mailing list, when we do.
I’m a Perpetual Edition owner! Do I get a free copy of the mobile game?
I’m afraid not. The mobile version of Cultist Simulator is a totally separate project to the PC game, made with a new publisher and decided upon much later than our Kickstarter and PC launch. (Basically when we realised Cultist was actually successful and maybe we should think about porting.)
Perpetual Edition holders do get those upcoming Priest and Ghoul DLCs for free on PC, of course…
Are you going to release any new languages on mobile?
Yes! We’ll release a Russian version of the mobile game some time this year, probably at the same time we release Russian and Chinese on PC. We’re waiting until we have all English content written before finishing our in-progress Russian translation, and will announce release dates for PC and mobile language updates as soon as we have dates confirmed internally. 🙂
Could you shamelessly plug Cultist‘s mobile storefronts, please?
I thought you’d never ask! Get Cultist Simulator on either of these two dandy mobile stores.