Crest is an ingenious take on the classic god game; rather than poking and prodding and making characters wet themselves like you would in The Sims 4, in Crest you give them commands and let them exercise their free will. It quite literally makes you a god, letting you carve out the principles of your very own religion.
The last time we checked in on Crest, developer Eat Create Sleep was letting its characters eat each other, with an update that improved cannibalism. But other people aren’t the only dangers your followers need to worry about now, as in the latest update, animals have been introduced, threatening to eat them too. Find out more after the break with a brand new Crest trailer.
Crest Trailer + Animal Update
This is a stonking massive update, so no wonder it required a trailer. Included are:
- The ability to save and load (there’s also Steam Cloud support)
- Eat Create Sleep has introduced the jungle and savannah environments
- Lions, antelopes, hyenas, and ostriches have all been introduced, each with their own sort of AI (antelope, for example will roam around in herds and lions may end up gobbling your people)
- Hunters can now hunt these animals, and distributors help to deliver resources between the community
- Midwives also deliver new followers
It’s worth noting that Crest is in Early Access right now so that Eat Create Sleep can gain feedback and keep on improving the game. It will remain in Early Access until December 2015 at least, says director Martin Greip, but from what we’ve seen from the game in trailers and posts on their dev blog, it does seem to be coming along quite nicely.
Some upcoming updates include more “specialised” commandments, city states that may be selfish, or they may trade or even wage war with you, and you’ll also be able to influence how much faith your followers have in you too (which affects how they follow future commandments). In a roadmap, Eat Create Sleep says we can expect those to be added to Crest in the next couple of months, so read more about that here.
Crest is now available for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam. It costs £3.99/$4.99.