THE CROWNED GROWTH, HOW IT BECAME

In the run-up to the Cultist Simulator launch on 31st May, we’re posting all of Sarah Gordon’s lovely Hours Tarot, including several that haven’t been seen before, on the Weather Factory Twitter account. Here’s some behind-the-scenes on how we got to the Crowned Growth, one of the two horriblest ones to date. Sarah: This one […]

Update-aganza update

I have pushed two patches today, because I really wanted to try out a performance tweak that Martin just added. Notes below. Lottie and I are both at – in  fact, both speaking at – Develop Reboot on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th. I’m doing my Thriving Indie Studios talk, she’s on a production panel. So […]

Update-aganza on Cultist Simulator as we approach launch

Now we’re getting close to launch (46 days!), we’re pumping out a couple of updates a week. A lot of them are pretty small, so I usually just add the notes on this thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/718670/discussions/0/1694918539667199033/ If you’re a backer / early purchaser, your feedback and bug reports are more welcome than ever! If you haven’t […]

The Emergence of Iris

Cultist Simulator‘s emblem, mascot and herald – nicknamed Iris – has proven really good shorthand for the feel of the game, and inspired fan art in her turn. Here’s some behind-the-scenes on how I worked with Catherine Unger to get to the serene, or possbly implacable, Iris we know today. AK: “The core theme of […]

The Explorer’s Build: Expeditions Preview

The next release, the Explorer’s Build, contains – we think – all the major game mechanics. We’ll be adding and tweaking for another few months – and balancing! especially balancing – but here’s where the Expeditions mechanic is now. Expeditions are, as you know, what crazed occultists mount to seize monstrous treasures from the lightless depths […]

THE MOTHER OF ANTS

Sarah Gordon (@notsarahgordon on Twitter) has been putting together some more quasi-Tarot for the Hours in the Cultist Simulator setting. She has access to a lore spreadsheet with details and correspondences for each Hour, but I have finicky and demanding requirements and we usually go through at least one round of changes. But one of […]