3D Realms’ Horror-Themed Shooter CULTIC Haunts Steam Next Fest with Updated Demo

CULTIC, the horror-themed shooter with classic visuals and modern combat developed by Jasozz Games and published by 3D Realms, today releases an updated demo for Steam Next Fest featuring an overhauled playable map, wave-based Survival Mode, refined combat and graphics, and weapon upgrades.

Attempting to uncover the truth behind recent kidnappings and gruesome murders, a disgraced detective follows a trail of clues and discovers a fortified compound in an asylum thought to be abandoned. Barely two steps out of his vehicle, he is ambushed from the shadows. He awakens in a mass grave, wounds fresh, but strangely unbleeding. Struggling to understand his inexplicable resurrection, he rises to crush the cult and stop their forsaken rituals.

Today’s demo includes a revamped Survival mode inspired by Resident Evil 4’s “The Mercenaries” and Killing Floor, complete with multiple difficulties and global leaderboards. Purchase weapons, ammo, health and armor between waves, then blast cultists, skeletons, armored knights, ghosts, and other outlandish enemies from CULTIC’s campaign. Play aggressively or stick to cover, but watch the timer or it’s “game over”. Survival Mode will include more maps at full launch. 

The newly-revamped intro level has never looked better. Start with nothing but a hatchet and grit and tear through the cult, one zealot at a time. CULTIC’s overhauled sprites and voxels hearken back to ‘90 shooters, but introduces contemporary combat filled with headshots, improvisation, and fluid movement. Dash through bullets, slide past opponents, then smash their faces with chairs and other objects in an interactive environment.

Scavenge for Weapon Parts throughout CULTIC’s demo to upgrade mid-century firearms like the C96, STEN Mk.V, and a sawed-off coach gun. Each weapon offers unique upgrades ranging from higher-caliber shots to more accurate aiming and alternate fire modes. Survive untold horrors amplified by a gothic-orchestral soundtrack, and unearth the truth behind the cult – one shotgun shell at a time.

CULTIC will be available on PC later this year. Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions will come after. Follow Jasozz Games for development updates, as well as 3D Realms on TwitchFacebook, and YouTube for up to date information.

About Jasozz Games 

Jasozz Games consists of Jason Smith, a one-man-army game developer, who spends pretty much all of his free time dedicated to one goal: making games that are fun to play. With his previous credits being mainly game-jam games and the Halloween anomaly Graveyard Shift IICULTIC will be Jason’s first full title, and his official debut as a game developer.

About 3D Realms

Founded 30 years ago, 3D Realms was the publisher, developer and creator of many legendary gaming franchises, most still going strong: Wolfenstein 3DDuke NukemShadow WarriorMax Payne and Prey.

To learn more about 3D Realms please visit the studio’s official website.

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