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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Mar 8, 2018
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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!

http://discord.gg/ecs


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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May 11

New Update Coming Soon - Improving End Game

Hey all,

We've gotten a lot of feedback as of late that the game lacks goals or enough meaningful end game content. This is always a conflict when making sandbox games, if you narrow the goals too much it's not much of a sandbox anymore, but if you make it too loose then some people feel they lack motivation.

We're going to find a better balance. So in the end of the summer we will release a new update that builds upon what we already have. The gist of it is that you will be able to shape the religion in more direct ways, for example eliminating some doctrines and having permanent effects on the religion you're building. The underworld and ancestors will provide an important role here.

We still believe Crest can reach more people and have not lost hope in making it the best it can be with the resources we have. The team is really excited about these new features and think it will solve a lot of the problems people have given us feedback about.

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Before the new update goes live you can help us in some simple but important ways:

* Leave a positive review if you like the game
* Share the game to your friends
* Ask your favourite streamers to play the game (Twitch support)



Thank you for your continued support!
// Martin & The Eat Create Sleep Team
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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.

Setting

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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