2013 was the goldilocks interval for indie gaming on PC, the purpose at which there was surging curiosity in video games from exterior the mainstream publishing sphere, however not so many indie video games struggling for prominence that some grew to become misplaced within the crowd. It was throughout this era that we bought Reus, a 2D sort-of god game that allow gamers assume management of giants so highly effective they might reshape whole worlds. To be completely sincere, I wasn’t its greatest fan, however that did not matter one jot, because it went on to promote 1,000,000 copies.
Reus’ developer, Abbey video games, has made a bunch of fascinating titles since, together with Famend Explorers and the extra typical god game Godhood. Now, it is teaming up with writer Firesquid Video games for a direct follow-up to Reus, ten years on because the unique launched.
“The unique Reus is a decade outdated, and far has modified within the gaming world. We’re excited to convey Reus 2 to this new period, and show what it will possibly convey to all those that wish to create their very own good world!” say the three founders of Abbey video games, Maarten Wiedenhof, Manuel Kerssemakers & Adriaan Janseen.
The massive new characteristic of Reus 2 is that gamers can create and handle a number of planets and “discover how totally different human tribes react to the world that has been formed for them.” Every playthrough apparently “leaves a long-lasting legacy within the stars.” It is not fully clear what this implies, but when the game has a number of planets present in the identical simulated cosmos, then maybe your older planets can work together along with your newer ones.
As for a way you play, you will nonetheless be taking management of giants and utilizing them to form these planets, however it sounds just like the interactions between these giants and their worlds can be much more nuanced. For instance, gamers can mix natural world to find new interactions, which can have an effect on how human societies in that world behave. You may additionally have the ability to extra instantly form these societies as they advance via the assorted levels of civilisation and watch them turn out to be “obsessed area explorers or self-destructive warmongers.”
There is not any phrase about when the game is ready to launch, Firesquid merely says that Reus 2 is “presently in growth.” In any case, you may take a look at the game’s Steam web page right here.