Massive Monster and Devolver Digital gave those who missed their chance to try Cult of the Lamb at PAX East a second chance when the game received a demo release during this week’s Steam Next Fest. The indie roguelike has been one of Devolver’s most hyped titles since its initial reveal at Gamescom last year, and even received a segment dedicated to it during the publisher’s Summer Game Fest livestream event on June 9. The demo has remained unmoving at the top of Next Fest’s most popular demo list, most wishlisted list, and most active players list since its release on Tuesday.
Two Thirds of the Cult Creators @JayMaxArmstrong + @JulianWilton_ sat down and “Talked S*(T” about it + “spilled some beans.” P.S. The Demo is now LIVE and Pre-Orders are OPEN. https://t.co/BXlPWNJSDp
— Cult of the Lamb (@cultofthelamb) June 13, 2022
The development team at Massive Monster celebrated the demo’s release with a livestream commentated by game design director Jay Armstrong and developer Julian Wilton. The two co-creators watched a playthrough of the demo, discussing the game’s development process and explaining its story to unacquainted viewers.
Cult of the Lamb is a mashup between a town-building simulator and a rouge-lite dungeon crawler in which a helpless lamb is rescued from death by an ancient god and, in return, is tasked with building a cult in its name. Armed with the god’s demonic powers, the Lamb must brave randomly generated dungeons to defeat rival cultists and indoctrinate their would-be sacrifice victims into his own cult. As the cult gains more followers, the Lamb can use them to expand the cult’s village, assist in battle, or pray to The One Who Waits to increase its power.
The game is currently available for pre-order on Steam and will be out on all major platforms on Aug. 11.