Yesterday, Montreal-based developer Kitfox Games announced that its human sacrifice cult simulator game, The Shrouded Isle, is set to release next month, August 4th, priced at $9.99 USD.
The Shrouded Isle is a cult manager game that takes place on a secluded island village that has a long, 497 year history of bloody sacred traditions. You play as the island’s high priest, where you must uncover and purge heretics to prepare for the awakening of your “beloved god beneath the waves.”
On the island there are said to be “sinners aplenty,” and not all of them are “eager to confess.” Each member of the community has two hidden traits — one virtuous, but also one heretical. If you’ve earned the favor of their house, you may investigate their reputation. Otherwise, you may assign them to your seasonal council and watch as they work for clues.
Five different powerful aristocratic families live on the island and help maintain the village, seeking salvation through book burning, monument building, and heretical investigations. Over the course of the game you will choose one advisor from each family to assign in your ancient appointed task; however, every season you must make the ultimate choice, designating a human sacrifice of one of them.
Villagers are said to pertain randomly assigned virtues and vices, which in turn creates a different strategy every playthrough. The goal of the game is to survive all three years and meet your lord’s expectations of purity across one of six different endings.
Below, you can check out a new trailer which accompanied the release date news: