Become a god in this indirect god sim. Influence and try to control your followers using commandments but beware, free will leaves these open to interpretation. Will you create a flourishing civilization or lead them into cannibalism?
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Mixed (150) - 67% of the 150 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 8, 2018

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October 19

Relaunch Public Test Build #3 - Online!

Hello everyone!

We are so excited that we will soon be able to show you our finished game but in the meanwhile here’s our last public test build! But keep in mind, there are still bugs we need to fix, features we want to fully implement and polish that needs to be done. During this last intensive period before the launch, we want to hear from you! This is the last chance we have time to react to your feedback before release so we appreciate if you can lend us a hand.

What the build contains

New features
  • Fortunes and Misfortunes are events that challenges your playstyle. Suddenly you have to deal with a work strike or a poor harvest.
  • Minimap clips is a new feedback system. Fortunes and Misfortunes are announced to the player by showing a mini-video in the minimap. This is still a work in progress but the functionality is there.
  • New requirements to unlock follower districts
  • Death statistics in the underworld

  • New monument: The Conviction
  • Splash window: New association now pauses the game
  • Camera controls fixes
  • Minimap navigation fixes
  • No festivals in unfaithful cities
  • Saves are re-enabled (will not carry over to the relaunch build, but please try that it works)

  • Several major and minor bugs have been fixed
  • The tutorial is disabled in this version of the game (we’re working on a new one)

How to Get It
  1. Right click on the game in your library and select properties.
  2. Go to BETAS in the tab.
  3. From the drop down menu select "public_testing".
  4. The game will overwrite your current build (if you have it installed), wait for it to update and then you're ready to go.

What to Keep in Mind
  • This is the last public test build before launch
  • The game could break or crash, more often than in the main build.
  • If you have a save from the main official build on Steam and change it to the test build your save file will be deleted and/or overwritten if you press "New Game" in the test build branch. If you switch back to the official build again the same happens as well, but for the test build.
  • Saves will break during development of the test build, the main branch will be left untouched until release of the Relaunch.
  • Features are missing.
  • It's unpolished, unfinished and buggy.
  • Art, GUI, animations and VFX are missing in parts, for example the association system is still missing most of their illustrations.

Please Leave Feedback
The more feedback we get the better, we have opened a secret group on our Discord called "#divine-testing" which anyone can join if you ask Martin, please remember that we won't be online during the weekend. If you prefer to leave feedback on the Steam forum or somewhere else on social media please do so, but please be specific that you're talking about the relaunch test build and not the main game so as not to confuse others in the community. :)

Thank you for the continued support. Have a nice weekend and enjoy the build!

// Martin & Eat Create Sleep
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October 9

Relaunch Public Test Build #3 - On the 19th October!

Hello everyone,

We're back with some news, we're releasing the final public test build on the 19th October. I want to ask you to please try it out and give us some good feedback, this will help us a great deal in making the relaunch in December great.

The most important feature we want you to try is the new event system which will create unforeseen consequences, sometimes good, sometimes bad.

Stay tuned!
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About This Game

Welcome to Crest, an indirect god sim where the only way to interact with your followers is by issuing commandments written in a pictographic language.

How these commandments are interpreted and remembered is not set in stone. What you communicate and what experiences your followers have with the environment is the basis for their religion. Over time, commandments can develop different associations and completely change their meaning. After all, your followers still have free will and will sometimes do what they think is best for them, regardless of what you had in mind.

Consequences of your actions may not always be clear and you will need to be aware of the ever-changing environment and your people's disposition, amongst others their disposition towards you. Expressing yourself is the key of Crest; you will do so through your people and the world they shape.

Key Features

  • Explore the high-concept of religion by building your own
  • Interact with your followers solely by issuing commandments using a pictographic language
  • Sandbox-style gameplay: set your own goals and how much you interfere with the world
  • Progress by unlocking new words, increasing the complexity of your commandments
  • Observe how your followers evolve as a result of your decisions
  • Oversee a world where weather, vegetation, mineral deposits, drought and animal behavior will create surprises
  • Customize your games with various amounts of resources, animals, islands and overall island quality
  • Express yourself in a game without end-goal nor winning condition, allowing you to purely focus on building your legacy in a world where you are the god of everyone
  • Built in Twitch support: let viewers join cities and vote on commandments to help or disrupt your plans

Progression and Losing

Every new world you start is unique and will write its own little stories. If all your followers die, that world is gone forever. However, you will still be able to view the legacy of your previous worlds. As long as your people live you can continue playing and further shape your own history by creating more and more complex commandments with newly unlocked words.


Crest is an Afrofuturist game that reimagines how humanity arose in the cradle of humankind on the African continent. It's a historical themed game that tries to emulate an advanced iron age civilization that could have existed a few thousand years ago. The setting for the game world, its flora and fauna is based on African biomes, with rainfall determining the tug-of-war between desert, savanna and jungle.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1 or newer
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM and shader model 4.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1 or newer
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1060 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM and shader model 4.0 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1060 or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM and shader model 4.0 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1060 or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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