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CULTIST SIMULATOR: a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of FALLEN LONDON and creative director of SUNLESS SEA
CULTIST SIMULATOR: a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of FALLEN LONDON and creative director of SUNLESS SEA.
CULTIST SIMULATOR: a game of apocalypse and yearning from Alexis Kennedy, creator of FALLEN LONDON and creative director of SUNLESS SEA.
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    1. Seth Welton 2 days ago

      Thank you for the key unfortunately I already bought it on GOG instead I gave it to a friend but for some reason he's having difficulties

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      sterling 2 days ago

      Hey Lottie, I emailed you but you said my address wasnt showing up in your backer roll sheet. I never got a steam or GOG key. Ive searched my email, and although I have a bunch of kickstarter updates from you guys, no keys. Could you help me out? Thanks!

    3. Lottie Bevan Collaborator 4 days ago


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      Meredith Blaine 4 days ago

      I got the USB key today, and I have to say its form is adorable. It's also very appropriately timed, as it's my birthday tomorrow! I'm very excited.

    5. lee grenter 5 days ago

      Thanx Lottie! For some bizarre reason it only showed up if I searched for gog
      key, not the sender!

    6. Lottie Bevan Collaborator 5 days ago

      Georg, send me a message to and we'll sort you out! We're going to send the penultimate batch of USBs/Things today.

    7. Lottie Bevan Collaborator 5 days ago

      Hey Lee, can you search your inbox for 'GOG keys + thank-you freebies' (email title) or '' (sender)? It's showing up as happily sent to you from our end, so likely to have been caught up in some overzealous filtering system in your inbox, most likely!

      If you still can't find it, message me at :)

    8. lee grenter 5 days ago

      Haven’t received any gog key by email yet. Checked all spam and deleted but no sign! Did get the message saying there was a problem yesterday tho!

    9. Georg Hobmeier 6 days ago

      Howdy folks! Thank for sharing this great game with the world!
      Two swift questions:
      - I played the game via since now and now wanted to get it on Steam to. Can you re-send me the steam key? I seem to have never received it.
      - Any idea when you will send out the 2nd wave of USBs? Just curious when I can check my mailbox in an increasingly paranoid matter ;)

    10. Lottie Bevan Collaborator 6 days ago

      Wayne, can you email me the specifics of the problem to We can definitely sort!

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      Wayne 6 days ago

      Just got my USB today and it looks really nice, but I can't seem to get it to work. :(

    12. Lottie Bevan Collaborator 7 days ago

      Max, yay! So pleased it arrived safe and well and you like it!

      Johan, just responded to your email. For future ref, do try and give us a day or so if you email on a Friday, as we don't work over weekends if we can avoid it. :)

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      Max Smith 7 days ago

      Just got my disciple reward in the post today, looks fantastic! Super glad I backed at that level and I've been finding the game amazing.

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      Johan 7 days ago

      @Lottie, I emailed you last week about my missing keys and I haven’t received a reply yet. Please advise.

    15. Lottie Bevan Collaborator on June 7

      Hey Michael, message me at and I'll be able to help you out. :)

      Yorkie and Koriar, thank you very much! <3

    16. Michael Kahler
      on June 7

      Plz send me my steam key. Never got one.

    17. Koriar on June 6

      Thank you so much for this game. I love how the gameplay and narrative work together. I feel like I'm unearthing forbidden knowledge every time I figure something out, and feel like I'm going mad trying to figure out how some things work. This is everything I wanted it to be and I will frankly back anything you make from here on.

    18. Yorkie!! on June 5

      Finally got to play this for a few hours last night and I can happily say I had a blast, it’s everything I hoped it would be.

      Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you guys do next!!

    19. Lottie Bevan Collaborator on June 4

      Yay Rob! We sent off about half of the USBs today, so things are on the move.

      Alan, please email us at - I'll sort you out. :)

    20. Rob 2.0
      on June 4

      Just played my first round of the game and got a place with my name in it lol. Now for the waiting game on my notebook. :)

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      Alan Mockler on June 3

      Hi Alexis/Lottie,

      Massive congratulations on the launch and the brilliant press.

      However, can you add me to the list of people who need an activation key resent. Nothing happening on Steam for me at the moment - just asking me to pony up again.


    22. Alexis Kennedy Creator on June 3

      @Paul and @SapphireBullets: just resent your keys via Kickstarter message. Have fun!

      Erryone else, I'm going to keep posting this at the top: if your key's got lost in transit, the best thing to do is

      - message us via Kickstarter, or
      - mail

      cos we might miss a comment.

    23. Paul Munday
      on June 3

      Sorry but I haven't the faintest clue how I'm supposed to get my copy of the game (STOLEN NAME).
      I have 2 emails "CULTIST SIMULATOR HAS LAUNCHED" receievd on 31st and Projext Update 49 on the 1st June - the links take me to the steam page where I am invited to buy the game.

      I see your comment to SapphireBullets about the top of the options menu...uh what options menu on what page?

      AHHH....reading thru the other answers it appears that I have ALREADY received my key in January, is that right?

      Well, darn it, looks like I have not activated it and must have deleted the email.

      I don't mind shelling out for it again but would be grateful if a resend is possible.

      Sorry again to be a pain.

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      SapphireBullets on June 2

      Should I have received a Steam Key for my game? Pledged at Disciple level. (£35)

    25. Alexis Kennedy Creator on June 2

      Matthew: have you tried the zoom option? There are instructions for it at the top of the Options Menu but a whole bunch of folk have missed it, so I reckon we nee to highlight it more.

      zappy: Go ahead and redeem Steam! We'll send everyone both Steam and GOG keys, and trust our community not to resell them.

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      Matthew Read on June 2

      Hey, there's a bunch of folks including myself who are experiencing significant eye strain trying to read the text on the board, even with the tool tip slider set to max. The slider doesn't adjust everything. I was hoping this would reach you and you could consider the issue. Thank you.

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      Zappy99 on June 2

      Also, congrats for the release!

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      Zappy99 on June 2

      Quick (and possibly dumb) question: I've received my steam key but I'd much prefer the GOG version. Can I redeem the steam key so I can start playing or do I have to wait for the GOG keys to be distributed?

    29. Lottie Bevan Collaborator on June 2

      Thank you, Jake and Doublefreud! Check out the (admittedly cluttered) hero art we've since been able to upload to Steam:

      Alastair, if you can email me at I'll be able to help. :)

    30. Doublefreud Meowmic Republic of Sin WOOS on June 1

      Congratulations ! You deserve these good reviewes !

    31. Alastair Christie on June 1

      Hi; no Key here. Will message... the last email I received was in December entitled "Cultist Simulator: the Scholar's Build"

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      Jake Tomlin on June 1

      Just wanted to say congratulations. Well done!

    33. Lottie Bevan Collaborator on June 1

      You definitely can get GOG keys! We're just sorting out the tangle of wires that is post-launch clean-up, and then we'll turn our attention to how best to distribute new keys.

      But you can take this as official confirmation that anyone who wants 'em will have one, and we may end up just sending everybody who backed a GOG key anyway. :)

    34. Marc
      on June 1

      I'm also interested to know if we could get GOG keys

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      ScarletEmerald on May 31

      Any chance we could get GOG keys?

    36. Alexis Kennedy Creator on May 31

      IGF's instructions should work - thanks IGF!

    37. Alexis Kennedy Creator on May 31

      Hello and welcome back, folks asking about keys!

      We mailed keys out in January, so do search your mail for 'cultist simulator key' in case it's ended up in the spam trap.

      If you still can't find it, drop a line via the KS messaging system (not email, in case spam is eating emails) and we'll hook you up tomorrow morning.

      Thank you very much for believing in this project. It's gone pretty well.

    38. Gabe Kinsman on May 31

      I appear to have lost track of my Steam key, how do I retrieve it if I deleted the email?

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      Íñigo Gutiérrez Fernández on May 31

      For the people asking how to activate on Steam: Menu bar on the top -> Games -> Activate a product.
      Some options may not have this specific name, since I run Steam in Spanish, but I hope they are at least similar.

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      Brennen Jane Geller on May 31

      I have the steam code from January, but there does not seem to be an option on the steam website to use it. Could you please provide instructions on how to download on Steam if you are a Kickstarter Backer?

    41. Malissa Durham-Bowmans on May 31

      ooooo rob, check your email! i just scrolled back and saw they emailed steam keys at the end of january! i just searched my email for “cultist steam” and it popped right up.

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      Rob Parker on May 31

      I also saw that the game had been released on Steam! I'm so excited! I'm also curious how Kickstarter backers may download their copy or claim on Steam. Thanks again!

    43. Malissa Durham-Bowmans on May 31

      It looks like the game has been released on steam! any instructions on how kickstarter backers can download their copy?

    44. Vryl
      on April 20

      Software development is the art of fixing one problem and not quitting when that causes ten more to appear.

    45. Greg on April 18

      As a software dev, these minor patch notes are fun to read. It sounds like it's just multiple rounds of "this is a tiny fix, shouldn't do much... Oh God why is everything broken!"

    46. Yodo
      on April 18

      And of course it's at this crucial point that my computer has gone down. A hardware failure, the machine sacrificing its mind to protect mine, or something far more sinister?

    47. Greg on April 14

      Ok, actually started playing the test build. Is there a way to snap a card into the action area of the card thingy that has focus? (if that makes sense). I thought I'd be able to double-click, but that opens the help menu. So I tried right-clicking and... Also got the help menu.

    48. Alexis Kennedy Creator on April 12

      Yes! I'm working on new content right now.

    49. Greg on April 12

      Will there be any new content over the next two releases before launch, or is it just polishing until it gleams?

    50. Alexis Kennedy Creator on April 9

      @Chirag: If you've redeemed a Steam key already, it'll download automatically. If you're using, just download the current version manually.

      If you're thinking, Steam key? itch key? we sent them out before Christmas, but they've probably been lost in your spam folder. If you have neither, mail and we'll sort you out.

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