Cultist Simulator: “There is not only one history”

I said last week that I wanted to get a Javascript prototype of Cultist Simulator -my weird-fiction-influenced narrative crafting semi-idlegame experiment -up on the web as soon as poss. I’ve got a hundred and fourteen tasks on my pre-alpha list, and I’ve finished seventy-eight of them. I’d like to reach alpha by Friday, but realistically I think this means middle of the next week. I’m off on holiday in Iceland from mid August, and then I’m booked in on a cool thing from late August that I still can’t tell you about yet. So I want to get something up by then at least.

Yes, I know Cultist Simulator is supposed to be a fun doodle, but I hear the echo of my own voice saying mean things to other indie devs about working without a schedule or a deadline. And I feel happier with a task list. Like a safety line hooked to my belt.

Things I can definitely say about the Cultist Simulator alpha at this point:

  1. it’ll be 100% free, until I decide to take the project further
  2. inspirations include: Dunsany, Lovecraft, CS Lewis, the Seeking storyline from FL, Lost Highway, F Scott Fitzgerald, the Secret Knots
  3. it won’t have much content to start with
  4. no registration or multiplayer; it’s only local
  5. it has real-time, idle-game elements
  6. it is predominantly grey in colour
  7. it won’t have any art yet, although I’ve talked to a couple of artists about work further down the line
  8. it has the word ‘Mansus’ in, at least until I’m certain whether I like it or not
  9. after the results of a quick Twitter poll, it’ll feature the Keys of the Moth, the Red Grail and the Forge of Days.

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About Alexis Kennedy

One half of Weather Factory. Writer, designer, coder and general man about town. He's the one who comes up with all the big ideas, which Lottie has to Deal With.

4 comments on “Cultist Simulator: “There is not only one history”

  1. Pingback: Putting the Open in Open Production: what I’ve been doing, 29th July – WEATHER FACTORY

  2. I got to say my friend I played it and fell in with love it like a heroine of bad Harlequin romance novel.

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