Start a Cult, grow your flock, cleanse the non-believers. Repeat.
Charismatic developer Massive Monster and their faithful followers at Devolver Digital have announced Cult of the Lamb, an adorably dark game about running a cult in a crumbling world of ritual and ruin, utilising a powerful gameplay loop of base building and dungeon crawling. Revealed during today’s Opening Night Live showcase, Cult of the Lamb will begin recruiting loyal worshipers ahead of its launch in early 2022 for PC and consoles.
Cult of the Lamb casts players in the role of a possessed lamb saved from annihilation by an ominous stranger, and must repay their debt by building a loyal following in his name. Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. Every excursion into the sprawling realm reveals increasing hordes of new and more dangerous enemies, as well as rival cults whose influential leaders must be defeated in order to absorb their power and assert your cult’s dominance.
On returning to your base you must fulfil the needs of your followers in order to receive their devotion. Use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock. As their devotion to you grows, so too will your power, allowing you to venture further into the mysterious forest and discover more of its dark secrets.
The decisions you make as leader will determine how your followers see you – will you be loved or feared? Follow the herd to cultofthelamb.com and @MassiveMonsters on Twitter.