Alexis Kennedy is a video game developer who works out of London. The company that he co-founded, Weather Factory, develops unique, tasteful, non-combat games that are highly complex and attract gamers looking for a sophisticated experience. Alexis Kennedy has been in the industry for a number of years and has mostly worked on the independent side of things. He has a knack for developing niche games that are highly atmospheric. His previous titles include “Fallen London” and “Sunless Sea,” and he immerses himself totally in his projects.
“Cultist Simulator” is one Weather Factory’s signature titles. The game takes players back in time to the beginning of the Twentieth Century to the world of H.P. Lovecraft and the occult. Alexis Kennedy and his team took pains to make this a highly intellectual and literary game.
Players interact with magic books in a special library, and the consequences are often unexpected. The players’ options are presented in the colorful and historically appropriate prose of Alexis Kennedy; you can think of it as game that H.P. Lovecraft would create if he lived in this century!
Players even go into their own dreams to search for the rites they need. Sometimes, they will find themselves consumed by the violence that lies within them, sometimes they will find the magic tools they need to keep the powers of darkness at bay.
Interestingly, the game also includes an option to leave the world of magical combat for a normal life and possible romance, but it’s not usually an option player are looking for! The development of the game was largely funded by Kickstarter, a testament to the excellent reputation of Alexis Kennedy and his prose-based games. The game is available on multiple platforms and has also won a number of gaming-industry awards.