I just spent half the day playing Cultist Simulator as a Notorious Artist who dabbled in the occult and ultimately expired from a surfeit of Dread. So much for productivity today.
On the other hand before going down that rabbit hole I wrote some email back to a small press who has expressed interest in reprinting the Silicon Dawn. Art imitates life?
Cultist Simulator is neat and clever and I’m not actually sure I had fun playing it. Prettt sure it works better on a REALLY BIG SCREEN so you’re not constantly squinting at all the clever, clever text on it’s weird time-expiring virtual cards. It’s kind of compelling in the same way a clicker game is.
When it first started up it defaulted to trying to run at my machine’s highest resolution, which is something absurdly high what with it being a Retina display. And then after playing a while I can kinda see that making sense aside from the part where I’d need a magnifying glass.
It's definitely not a game to play in a hurry. I find it's landed somewhere between that mindset that has me playing CIV V for two entire days and the stuff that has a clicker game running in the background. Something that's involving but can be just dropped and picked back up at convenience.