Bonus Interview Episode! Weather Factory founders Alexis Kennedy and Lottie Bevan

Cultist Simulator is a difficult game to classify - it’s a card-based strategy game, but also a Lovecraftian weird fiction engine that focuses on discovery through exploration and dreaming. Ian spoke with creators Alexis Kennedy and Lottie Bevan, who collaborated on games like Sunless Sea and Fallen London prior to founding their own studio to make experimental games like Cultist Simulator. They discuss their literary influences, game design goals, and what they’ve learned over the course of the game’s development.

Cultist Simulator will launch on Steam May 31.

Michael Benson