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This is an article about media that is related to or inspired by Blood but is not part of the Blood franchise or community. This article is to provide information on what this media is and its relation to Blood. This is not a wiki for this media.

"The first thing you'll do... is die. For you, however, death is only the beginning. Tuck your guts back in and gear up to fight your way through the ranks of a mysterious and violent cult. Their wretched minds further twisted by the will of an unseen entity, you'll find just as much lead flying back as you send, so you'll have to run, slide, dodge, and make use of your environment to survive in this old-school-inspired shooter. CULTIC gives you the freedom to approach combat your way. You can run in guns blazing, running, jumping, sliding, and dodging to keep out of harms way. If you prefer a slower approach, you can lay traps, let your enemies come to you, and pick them off from the safety of cover. Maybe you prefer to weave in between your foes, leading their attacks towards each other, and turning them against one another. With a full arsenal of mid-century firearms and explosives, you'll be well equipped to slaughter everything in your path - provided you don't get slaughtered first. CULTIC was styled to feel like a throwback to the shooters of yore, but with the advantages of a modern engine, such as physics, lighting, and a fully 3D game world. The gameplay, audio design, and art are all stylized to create a unique experience. " — Official description

Cultic reveal trailer - Realms Deep 2021 - YouTube
Cultic chapter one launch trailer - YouTube

Cultic (officially styled as CULTIC) is a retro first-person shooter by Jason Smith (aka Jasozz Games) using the Unity engine, published by 3D Realms and announced during Realms Deep 2021 on August 14th. It takes distinct inspiration from the original Blood, featuring an protagonist rising from the grave to take on robe wearing cultists. The game also features a muted colour palette of browns and greys, similar outdoors environments and familiar weaponry such as dynamite with zippo, machine gun, and sawed-off shotgun. Unlike Blood however, the game is not planned to feature a spoken protagonist ala Caleb. While the concept for the game was well received, the faux retro art style with heavy colour filtering has received criticism, although it can be modified in the game's settings. An updated demo was sent out for Steam Next Fest on June 14, 2022, with the first chapter released on October 13, 2022 to complimentary reviews. A further second chapter is planned as paid downloadable content.

External links[edit]

"CULTIC: Blood Cultist Sounds Mod" (Michal Certicky)- YouTube
"Cultic: Episode 1 - But Wait, There's More!" (Civvie11) - YouTube


Updated Demo[edit]

Chapter One[edit]