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 (140) - 66% of the 140 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 8, 2018

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July 13

Relaunch in September, 2018

Hello everyone!

We're hard at work on the new features for Crest, just wanted to give you an update.

Relaunch - September, 2018
After all of the feedback after the launch we felt that we would need some major changes to make it into the game you, our fans, deserve. Since May, 2018 we've been working on redesigning and polishing features, as well as visually upgrading the game.

The game will cost as much as before, everyone who've bought it will receive the update without extra cost (of course). The only thing you need to be aware of is that since we're doing such major overhauls the saves will break. I know we promised that we wouldn't do that with future updates, but we didn't anticipate that we'd have to do big overhauls. We're changing a lot of the core mechanics to the better and there's simply too much changes to migrate the old saves from the launch version. We apologise for this. But, what's in store will make up for it!

New Features and Improvements
In short we will give you more replayability and longevity, so more unique playthroughs and longer ones. We're also improving the visuals, the feedback and just generally making the game easier to play. Below you can see some things we're working on now!

New Doctrine System

We felt the old doctrine system was too hard to understand and too rigid so we threw it out and replaced it with this. Each city will have traits that give you negative and positive effects, they will also make them react to commandments.

Ancestors - Cause of Death

In the relaunch the ancestors will change role, they will instead provide immediate feedback about how they died when you visit the underworld.

Visual Upgrades

This update is mainly a programming intensive update, as such we can let the artists polish some visuals to the limit. We've made a new fancy ocean and are working on making the rivers less flat as well.

More to Come!
This is just some of the things we're working on, we will post more updates as it comes.

Build Testing
We're currently prototyping, designing and tweaking and although these things are playable in our internal build we haven't felt it stable enough to release in the wild yet. But we will release public testing soon, they will be available in a build branch here on Steam. More info on that as it comes.

For feedback I can very much recommend our Discord where we've a dedicated channel just for talking about this upcoming test phase. Let the admin, Martin know and you will be added to the discussion group. We can probably open a forum or topic here on Steam too if you prefer that.

Need Your Help
We fully understand why Crest has been "downvoted" on Steam, we realise that the game isn't the best it can be yet. But, when we relaunch the game we really need you, the community's help. If we're still on Mixed rating that will hurt our sales really bad, and if the relaunch sells poorly we'll have a hard time supporting the game after September. So it's a help me, help you situation. ;)

So please leave reviews if you think we deserve a thumbs up! If you wait until you can try the test build, that's fine! But if we can push the review score above 70% that would mean a lot to us. With the current rate we only need a handful more. Thank you.

More Information to Come
We will give you another update in two weeks, hopefully we'll have a test build ready by then.

Thanks for your continued support!
//Martin and the Eat Create Sleep team

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June 4

Update - New Content After Summer!

Hey all,

Thanks to all of the great feedback you've given us since launch we feel we need to do the product justice and increase longevity and replayability. This is not a small feat however, and we will need several months to fix it.

We're currently building the new features for Crest's grand update that will arrive after the summer, before then we will need testers. If anyone is up for it join our Discord and let us know!

When the update looms closer you will be the first to know of a launch date.

Thank you for your continued support and patience!
//Martin & Eat Create Sleep
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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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