Cults, and the overall idea of cult society, generally come with negative associations, usually for good rea
son. Many of the leaders in such societies are portrayed – at least in mainstream media (which includes video games) – as charismatic individuals with over-the-top kinds of personalities that would make any impressionable person want to buy into their ideals and beliefs, regardless of how outlandish they may be.
However, that isn’t necessarily the case for every cult. Some leaders can be more subdued and less abrasive in terms of their demeanor, but that type of personality can still be plenty welcoming to those searching for some sort of direction and sense of belonging. Such is the case for Sagebrush, from indie developer Redact Games, which sees players adventuring through an abandoned cult compound in search of answers and closure.