Godly: Reus Gets May Releus Date

By Nathan Grayson on April 18th, 2013 at 9:00 am.

Don't you just hate it when you get clouds in your craggy back spines? I know I do.

I know I may look like a stunningly handsome, impossibly well-put-together game journo, but in my most sacred heart of hearts, I’ve always felt more like an Earth-punching crab god. Those megaton claws and beady, all-seeing eyes are pieces of my soul I’ve never been able to fully embrace. So I was ecstatic to hear that Reus would allow me to finally take a sideways walk on the crab side’s sidewalk, even though that’s really, really hard to say multiple times in a row. Oh, and I guess it also looks like an utterly magnificent god game, a rare breed in these dark modern days. Release details and a new trailer are both after the break.

May 16th! Not in 2014, 2015, or 1657, either. This year. Initially, it’ll turn water into wine essential resources for its population on Steam, GamersGate, GOG, and Desura. Abbey’s been developing the game between work and studies for quite some time, too, so this is a rather large milestone.

As for the game itself, it’s about using your three titans to shape the planet’s ecosystem – for instance, by filling the planet with a chewy, nougaty center of precious metals or turning barren wastelands into loamy blankets of green. However, your human subjects are inherently greedy, so it’s all about striking a balance. Your almighty hand must be helpful, but also firm and sometimes callous.

In other words, Reus’ cheery, colorful exterior belies a seemingly nuanced core. If we’re lucky, then, we’ll get the best of both worlds. Here’s hoping anyway, given that even the god of god games seems to only have a tenuous grip on the genre these days. Reus, if nothing else, represents something new and largely different, and for that it deserves our loudest crab snaps of adulation.

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    RedViv says:

    May the sixteenth be with us.

    I AM SORRY.

  2. BTAxis says:

    There are many games in development now that I’m excited about. This is one of them.

  3. Ravenholme says:

    This game looks golden.

    We need more god games.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Is there a new swampy god?!

  5. kibble-n-bullets says:

    Looks great. Very refreshing.

  6. HexagonalBolts says:

    I’m amazed nobody has kickstarted any cool god games (or have they? I’m excluding Godus because I’m a bit dubious about it). I would kill to play some weird modern mash up, like populous three or black and white inspired-games but in a procedural open world.

  7. Deviija says:

    I’ve always been a big fan of God Games since Populous. This game looks entertaining, I’m very interested! The art for it is gorgeous.

  8. KingKio says:

    hue hue releus date huehuehue

  9. buzzmong says:

    Graphically it looks lovely, just hope it plays well.