Devolver Digital’s next big indie hit is here. Every year the indie publisher seems to return from the well with indie game gold. This year is certainly no exception, they have delivered with Cult of the Lamb.
In Cult of the Lamb, you are resurrected by the One Who Waits. In return, you must start a cult in their honor. Under that premise, the game is a rouge-lite hack and slash with some base-building elements. Narratively, the dark humor blends perfectly with mild management sim elements.
As you progress through the action-adventure hack and slash loop, you will recruit disciples. Once recruited, they go to your cult’s village where you can assign them one of three roles. The roles will be based on their devotion to you, the more devoted they are, the less maintenance they will require. With that comes the trade-off, a lack of versatility in building the cult.
The art style in Cult of the Lamb is outstanding, and the choice of colors makes for a fantastic indie game to play in a dark room on an OLED. The game’s black and red-dominated color palette mesh along with playful-looking animal characters in a dark gothic stylized world.
Cult of the Lamb Looks Like a Massive Hit
In our 25-minute demo, the combat and traversal felt rewarding to play. The audio design kept pace with many of Devolver’s hit games. Each of the game’s core mechanics blended in this homogeneous way that makes Cult of the Lamb one of our most anticipated indie games of 2022.
Cult of the Lamb is being developed by Massive Monster Studios out of Melbourne and the UK. The game is on track for a 2022 release date. With that, you can expect a release on PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, and PC. Notably, the top-down camera view and indie scope, make CotL a perfect game for the Steam Deck.