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Cult of the Lamb

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Cult of the Lamb is a 2022 roguelite base-building game in which the player is managing a dark cult led by a possessed lamb. Released in August 2022, the game has been a subject of fan art and memes online, as well as receiving largely positive praise from critics and users alike.


On August 11th, 2022, the roguelite base-building game Cult of the Lamb, developed by Massive Monster and published by Devolver Digital, was released[1] (announcement trailer shown below, left, launch trailer shown below, right).

Gameplay and Features

In Cult of the Lamb, the player assumes control of a possessed lamb who was saved from death by a godlike entity. To repay the debt, the lamb forms a cult in his name.

Cult of the Lamb combines roguelite and base-building mechanics, with the lamb launching crusades onto five regions to build the cult's following. During the base-building phase, the player manages the cult's grounds and its followers.


Upon release, the game received positive reviews from critics and audiences. As of August 13th, 2022, on "Metacritic,[2] the game had an 82 aggregated critic rating with 60 reviews. On Steam, the game had a Very Positive (87%) user rating with over 3,400 user reviews.[3]


The game maintained an active social media presence with accounts on Twitter[4] and TikTok[5] throughout July and August 2022. The TikTok account posted several videos that went viral on the app. For example, on July 19th, 2022, the TikTok[6] account posted a video that gained over 1.2 million views and 153,100 likes in two weeks (shown below, left). A video[7] posted by the account on July 23rd received over 660,000 views and 120,000 likes in two weeks (shown below, center).

At the time of its release, the game inspired fan art and discussions on social media, with multiple posts going viral. For example, on August 11th, Twitter[8] user @Alleesaurus posted a fan art that received over 5,700 retweets and 33,000 likes in three days (shown below, left). On August 12th, Twitter[9] gimmick account @CanYouPetTheDog made a post about the game that gained over 1,700 retweets and 11,700 likes in two days (screenshot shown below, right).

功 He ro Aut LETTER ⑥1 XX 426 HH Can You Pet the Dog? @CanYouPetTheDog In Cult of the Lamb, there are several commands you can issue followers. However, the dog acolyte has a unique interaction that allowers players to pet them and gain loyalty. Pet Dog Who's a good dog? Yes, you are! 12:00 PM - Aug 12, 2022. Twitter Web App A offl :

Cult of the Lamb Sex Update

Cult of the Lamb Sex Update refers to an upcoming update titled "Sins of the Flesh" for the 2022 roguelike base-building game Cult of the Lamb, commonly referred to within the game's community as the "sex update" despite not actually adding sexual content to the game. Shortly following the announcement of the update in late November 2023, the social media account for the game performed a viral stunt, promising to add a "sex update" to the game should the social account account reach over 300,000 followers by the end of the year, and managed to accomplish the feat within three hours instead. The so-called "sex update" inspired an memes, discussions and similar promises from other users and companies on X / Twitter.

Cult of the Lamb @cultofthelamb We will add sex to the game if we hit 300k followers by the end of the year. ALT 6 8 3:33 AM Nov 28, 2023 19.5M Views

Various Examples

Cult of the Lamb @cultofthelamb hey we could make a game out of that !!! OUT NOW Rheph @Rhiph · Aug 8 C 4:12 PM - Aug 9, 2022. Twitter Web App L MER Mewale 22 shy @QuiteShallow naming cultists in cult of the lamb after your friends then marrying them and then sacrificing them to the dark gods is fun, but the issue is you burn through the cultists so fast when you get to new recruit #136 you just cant be bothered anymore and press the random button 12:21 PM - Aug 12, 2022 · Twitter Web App

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – Cult of the Lamb

[2] Metacritic –

[3] Steam – Cult of the Lamb

[4] Twitter – @cultofthelamb

[5] TikTok – @cultofthelamb

[6] TikTok – @cultofthelamb

[7] TikTok – @cultofthelamb

[8] Twitter – @Alleesaurus

[9] Twitter – @CanYouPetTheDog

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