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Being a high priest isn't easy, especially when your irritable god is set to show up in a few years. This means a lot of book burnings, sin cleansings, sacrifices, and rooting out nonbelievers, which can all be a real drag should the irritate your handful of powerful allies. These people are backing you in your work, but no one really likes to see their children sacrificed, do they?

Well, get ready to manage all that and more in hopes of getting a gold star from an ancient creature from beneath the waves with The Shrouded Isle, a cult management simulator.

In The Shrouded Isle, you are given control over a town filled with people with randomly generated vices and virtues. Five families help you keep control of the town through the appointed tasks of punishing the wicked and getting rid of forbidden old knowledge, and you'll choose from among these families to advise you in your general cult business. One of them needs to be sacrificed each season, so the honor of advising you might only go so far.

Also, you'll be watching their behavior the whole time. Each villager on the island carries a virtue and vice, and by observing their behavior (or outright investigating them if you're getting along well with that family), you can root out heretics and other troublemakers. Except, again, folks don't like it when you kill their family members willy-nilly, so expect some potentially-lethal resistance if you're a little too free with your power.

With a little investigating skill and a keen love for cosmic horrors, you'll be working your way through running your own cult in no time with The Shrouded Isle!

The Shrouded Isle is available for $9.99 on Steam. For more information on the game and Kitfox Games, you can head to the game's site, the developer's site, or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.