Your word is gospel in this god sim set in Sub-Saharan Africa. 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 to death and destruction?
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13 February

Patch Update, Future of Crest and Future of ECS




Summary
We have the past month been working on a patch to fix the most serious issues with Crest and to give it some love before we move on to the next exciting project (more on that below). Unfortunately we haven’t been able to save your old save files (sorry).



Patch Update

Major Fixes

  • The major bug causing the majority of the saving errors has been fixed.
  • Fixed the bug that blocked players from upgrading expertise buildings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused followers not to be able to mine mines.
  • The water consumption has been balanced so that it will be much harder to get desert islands.


Bugs
  • Fixed issue with completing achievements.
  • Fixed the issue that caused mini map clips to be skipped.
  • Visual bugs for Mac has been fixed.
  • Fixed the issue with UI elements being triggered by hotkeys while being in menu or saving.
  • Fixed the camera so it doesn’t forget the last position when switching between scenes.
  • The bug causing animations for all living things in the game get stuck in one short loop has been fixed.
  • Re-connect to Twitch is now working.
  • A bug causing the prompt “Write a commandment!” to get stuck has been fixed.
  • A bug causing the word “socialise” not to raise social need is now fixed
  • And other smaller bug fixes.


Other
  • Performance fixes.
  • Added new Steam achievements.
  • Teachings that were almost impossible to complete has been balanced to be easier.
  • A follower can no longer die of starvation if the city has plenty of food unless they are starving themselves due to commandments or interpretations.
  • Condemn is now more effective.
  • If the player clicks on a city nameplate it now opens the city UI window.
  • Added a popup that tells the player if a save or load error has occurred.
  • Faith meter in World Overview UI window is added.
  • A new speech bubble has been added that shows the player when a follower is following an interpreted commandment.
  • The misfortune: “Dry rivers” do not happen as frequently anymore.
  • And other smaller improvements.



Moving On
The game is now complete, there will be no major updates to the game. The reason is that the game has sold a lot less than we would need to make the development cost back. We have sold around 14 000 copies since we entered Early Access back in 2015, we would need to sell around 50 000 copies to even make back the development cost. Compared to how much games on Steam sell in general we did better! But that's because the average is 2000 copies, which no one can live on.

The relaunch in December, 2018 was our way to fix the game, since we think you, our fans, deserved a better game. But it was also an attempt to make Crest more appealing and get a second life and sell more. If the game would've sold better we could've continued with updates. But the relaunch didn't give us huge numbers to encourage more development time.

So it's a simple answer, we didn't earn a lot of money and working more on the game would only drive us into bankruptcy, we have to eat too. :)


Next Thing: Among Ripples 2
A small team at our studio has been working on a prototype for Among Ripples 2, our upcoming sequel to our first game. It will be an ambitious management tycoon game where you shape lakes and oceans, ravaged by pollution, and make them habitable for fish and other animals.










We're pitching the project to publishers and investors right now and hope we will be going into full development within a few months, until then we do contract work to stay afloat. We will be releasing a new trailer for the prototype really soon, here's the old one we have used to pitch the game.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1XDRuKvov0


Support for Crest in the Future
We will keep an eye on the game and if you find game breaking bugs or balancing issues that completely break the game experience we will patch that of course. But there will be no new features.


Follow the Development
If you want to keep tabs on the future of our studio you can do so by joining our other social media:

https://twitter.com/AmongRipples
https://twitter.com/EatCreateSleep
https://www.facebook.com/eatcreatesleep/
https://discordapp.com/invite/ecs
https://www.youtube.com/user/eatcreatesleep


Right now we mainly use our Discord to talk about Among Ripples 2.



Thank You!
Making Crest has been a wild ride, we have learned a lot, and the game would not be half as good without your feedback. Thank you for your support and patience. We hope that your time in Crest was worthwhile and that you would want to support our future games.


//Martin & Eat Create Sleep Team
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5 February

Lunar Sale and New Patch Incoming

Hello everyone!

We're part of the Lunar Sale so you can grab the game cheaper for the next week, tell your friends, or give them a copy. ;)


The new patch arrives on the 13th February, we've made good progress and think the next update will arrive on time!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/341710/Crest__an_indirect_god_sim/



Stay tuned!
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About This Game

Welcome to Crest, a unique take on the traditional god sim, where your word is gospel. Control and guide your followers by issuing commandments written in an evolving 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.

The consequences of your actions may not always be clear and you will need to be aware of the ever-changing environment, your people's beliefs and their feelings about you.

Will they love, respect or fear you?

Key Features

  • Create your own religion, nurture your followers and observe how they evolve, or die, as a result of your decisions - including the unintended consequences of your commands!

  • Sandbox-style gameplay: Oversee a world where weather, vegetation, mineral deposits, drought and animal behavior will create surprises

  • Weave your own stories through trial and error. The history of your people will be chronicled and presented to you at the end of your vigil using the in-game storybuilder.

  • Progress by unlocking new words, increasing the complexity of your commandments

  • Customize the difficulty of your games with various amounts of resources, animals, islands and overall island quality

  • Built-in Twitch support: When you live-stream the game on Twitch, your viewers can join your cities and vote on commandments to help or disrupt your godly plans

Setting

Crest is an Afrofuturist game that re-imagines 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.

Progression and Losing

Every new world you start is unique and will write its own 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.

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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