Cult of the Lamb

released on Aug 11, 2022

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.

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The greatest thing of all is how explicitly it transforms a cult simulator into a capitalism simulator. Everything is the game is, and cannot but be, economic. Followers are like citizens in a city-builder; sermons and doctrines are like societal evolutions and transformations in the Civilization series; crusades, exploitation, and indoctrination are like imperialism. It is a game about power, and therefore it cannot but be a game about the Empire, so to speak. It is fascinating that capitalism and religion so clearly overlap through game mechanics here. Is our collective subconscious so inherently capitalistic that we cannot represent things differently? Either that, or religion and capitalism are actually that similar.

i love the art style so much! the characters are all so cute and the world design is gorgeous! the bishops are such unique looking characters as well! i will say the time management felt really annoying to me, and i still need to finish the game. definitely feels like you have to choose which to prioritize-combat or your city building which is unfortunate

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Really a game made up of two distinct halves, base management and dungeon combat. The management portion had a way stronger gameplay hook but even that fell off towards the end as the upgrades got continually less interesting. The combat portion was pretty bland throughout the whole run-through. Neither half felt like it meaningfully impacted the other.

A cute, solidly made mashup between community management and rogue-like combat. Though not much for replayability, this game remains a pleasant memory.