Cult of the Lamb is a game where you start a cult in a land of false prophets. You’ll venture out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. It’s dark, brooding, evil…and a lot like Animal Crossing!

Looking at screenshots for Cult of the Lamb certainly conjure up thoughts of Animal Crossing, albeit with a much darker tone. Animals running about a village, milling about in their little homes…how could you not compare the game to Animal Crossing? Even the dev team themselves see the similarties.

In an interview with Nintendo Life, Art Director James Pearmain talked about the moment the dev team realized the connection between their wicked game and Nintendo’s ultra-cute phenomenon.

“We wanted them (the townsfolk) to be animals. It meant each one could look completely unique and visually interesting. At that point we started seeing similarities with [Animal Crossing] — you have your little village with animals walking around, building up and planning your town… Of course, once we added the ‘Cult’ theme and started introducing darker elements such as rituals and sacrifice, it started to feel a bit more evil than AC!”

[Art Director James Pearmain]

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