As a new day dawns and the Cult’s followers rise from their slumber, they hear a familiar bell calling them to the temple. The Lamb is already there, preparing for the morning sermon but they hear a loud droning. The Lamb rushes outside to find a small black circle spinning in the air. It starts to grow like a tentacle reaching around itself. The liminal space is filled in forming a black and white spiral but there’s something on the other side!
All of us at Massive Monster, Klei Entertainment, and Devolver Digital are so excited to be announcing that the worlds of Cult of the Lamb and Don’t Starve Together are crossing over. For Cult of the Lamb, this is our first in-game collaboration and it’s the perfect way to celebrate Lamb’s first birthday!
Many of us on the Cult of the Lamb side have played an unhealthy amount of Don’t Starve Together. The fear of surviving another night, the triumph of bringing a little more food back to your base, and the frustration of someone “accidentally” burning down everything you’ve been working on. These are familiar memories that we share with so many players. James Pearmain, art director of Cult of the Lamb, says that he loved feeding pigs and making them follow you. He wondered, could he make a whole game out of that?
Our friends at Klei said that their team was engrossed by Cult of the Lamb as well. From questionable marriage arrangements to ascending their followers to a higher plane of existence, it’s a game that makes you feel like you’re really changing lives for the better.
If you think about it, both games involve some horrifying mechanics. So that’s why I don’t think about it. Instead, I look at the Lamb’s cute face and Wilson’s quirky expressions and think “awww, I’d love a plushie of that.”
They both share a similar visual approach, with 2D artwork in a 3D perspective. That’s why I feel like this crossover works so well. Both games have been able to take items from the other game extremely faithfully. The new tabernacle decorations and sealed chest skin fit right into Don’t Starve Together. While cosmetics like the science machine, Deerclops chess piece, and pig head on a stick will look great in your Cult.
On top of new cosmetics, Cult of the Lamb has added a whole new game mode inspired by Don’t Starve Together. This whole time, you’ve needed to care for your followers by feeding them and building them shelter. But now, The Lamb is also subject to these mortal necessities. In Penitence Mode, you must eat and sleep to survive. And did I mention it’s permadeath? Life isn’t easy for the Lamb as this adds another layer of complexity to the dungeon crawling and base management gameplay.
Finally, a few characters have made their way through the crossover portal. You can unlock a Webber follower form for your Cult! It brings its survival instincts with a unique trait, so it never goes hungry. In Don’t Starve Together, Ewelets will look a lot godlier when they are dressed like the Lamb.
Before I sign off, I want to thank all the players of both games. Without you, we wouldn’t get the chance to continue providing more and more updates to improve our creations. After this crossover, Cult of the Lamb is working on a free major content update focusing on Cult gameplay for later this year and Don’t Starve Together will be continuing its new “From Beyond” content arc with events, items, content updates, and more.
Cult of the Lamb
The expansion brings a deeper layer to dungeon crawling for new and returning players. With powerful Relic abilities, heavy attacks for each weapon class, and dozens of items to find, the Lamb will unleash delightful devastation. New Postgame
Another challenge awaits after completing the main story. Revamped dungeons, mysterious characters and challenging boss encounters are in your new quest as the God of Death. Along the way, you can unlock Follower forms, fleeces, unchosen doctrines and more. New Challenges
Put your skills to the test with several new challenge modes for combatively competent Cult leaders. Boss Rush, Permadeath and other unique challenges await after defeating the final boss. *** Cult of the Lamb casts players in the role of a possessed lamb saved from annihilation by an ominous stranger and must repay their debt by building a loyal following in his name. Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. BUILD YOUR FLOCK
Collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock. DESTROY THE NON-BELIEVERS
Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power and assert your cult’s dominance. SPREAD YOUR WORD
Train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of four mysterious regions. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment, and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.
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