You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!

GOL Cast: I Am So Godly in Reus

By - | Views: 5,885
Many games focus on smaller details, rather limited worlds and single important characters but sometimes you just need to kick back and assume a role of a god to whom the whole world is just a playground.

Reus is a god game in which you must turn an empty and barren planet into a paradise full of life and manage it by using your four giants all of which have their own special abilities: the Ocean Giant can create oceans and the Forest and Swamp Giants can create fertile lands around them while the Rock Giant can raise high mountains and fill the surrounding areas with precious minerals.

After you've planted some fruit to your forests and herbs to your swamps people start to move in and create villages around the planet. Then you will have to aid them in their projects and make them prosperous while avoiding to make them too greedy or they might start waging war against their neighbors or your giants.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

Call me power hungry, but I really like god games. There is something captivating in watching the world below and using your godly powers to create life or destroy it in mere seconds. 

Reus does this very well and also provides a lot of elements that will keep you busy and provide some difficulty. You have to aid the villages in their projects, manage the greed that comes with the prosperity, think how you can fully optimize the tech/food/wealth output of the limited amount of patches around the villages and so on.

Reus is currently a part of the Humble Indie Bundle X as an Over-The-Average game, so I suggest that you pick up the bundle for this and the other wonderful games. It's also available on Steam, but it seems the Linux build isn't available to everyone yet, so you might have to wait for few days to be able to download it.

The Humble Indie Bundle X: https://www.humblebundle.com/

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
0 Likes
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I'm a Linux gamer from Finland. I like reading, long walks on the beach, dying repeatedly in roguelikes and ripping and tearing in FPS games. I also sometimes write code and sometimes that includes hobbyist game development.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
7 comments

minj 11 Jan, 2014
So was this gameplay recorded on a windows box or have you managed to get it on Steam on Linux?
Samsai 11 Jan, 2014
Quoting: Quote from minjSo was this gameplay recorded on a windows box or have you managed to get it on Steam on Linux?
I got access to it for some reason. The material I post is always recorded and edited on Linux. I haven't even had an installation of Windows for a long time.
philip550c 12 Jan, 2014
Everyone I know that bought the bundle has it on steam now. I thought it was a public release?
Samsai 12 Jan, 2014
Quoting: Quote from philip550cEveryone I know that bought the bundle has it on steam now. I thought it was a public release?
I don't know really. Xpander told me that he couldn't download it, but I am not sure if he bought the bundle. I think if you got it through the bundle it became downloadable to you or something like that, but for now some people can't seem to download it through Steam.
n30p1r4t3 12 Jan, 2014
You just sold a Humble Bundle. :D
L4Linux 12 Jan, 2014
I bought it on Humble Bundle and installed it today on Steam (without Wine), although it is listed as windoze only.
Penguin No. 42 13 Jan, 2014
Quoting: Quote from minjSo was this gameplay recorded on a windows box or have you managed to get it on Steam on Linux?

I tell you a secret. If you buy the bundle then you get a DRM-Free version too.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!