An Earth-Shattering Change
The indie developers over at Eat Create Sleep are dabbling in the divine. Their god-simulation title, Crest, has been out on the market since March of this year, but it is now going to receive a huge update. How large of an update is it? Let’s just say that it is so large that it qualifies as a “relaunch” of the game itself. There is no need to worry, however, the indirect god-sim will still play the same as it always has. It will now feature new and improved content.
About the World of Crest
God-simulations are often about control. In many “sim-style” games the player is able to exhibit absolute control over characters in the game. That is not the case for Crest. This game, which is set in sub-Saharan Africa, allows players to be a god that has indirect influence over his followers. Basically, people have free will and can choose to worship or fear the deity that lords over them.
As a god, players are able to leave messages for their followers to interpret. The commands that players have at their disposal will manipulate the message, but the denizens who are on earth will interpret them how they see fit. This creates unique and unexpected results to the commands that are made. A simple misspelling in the runes may cause a war or mass panic. Like actual people, the game’s sprites decide their reactions to their god. In essence, you can create your own religion.
Keeping An Eye on Crest
This game is one that you are going to want to keep an eye on. Its interface is not only creative, but it also has philosophical ramifications. How useful is a religion to the world? What happens when God’s words are misinterpreted? Does man truly have free will? If you are a free thinker, much like myself, then you are going to want to check this game out.
Crest is now available on Steam for $9.99. Do you want to try your hand at being a god? Well, good luck.