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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13 Comments »

  1. 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.