Skip to main content

Reprisal trailer shows charming pixel terraforming and destruction

Audio player loading…

(opens in new tab)

It's all well and good for Kickstarter to become the new home of the god game, but if you're a fan of the genre, you're probably not relishing the long wait for games like Maia or 22 Cans' Project GODUS . Luckily, there's a retro tribute you can play right now.

This trailer for Reprisal shows off the world terraforming, elemental spellcasting and tribal commanding of the adorable pixelated homage to Peter Molyneux's genre defining Populous.

Your job is to create land for your tribe to expand into, before leading them on a march to capture power-granting totems and kill any pesky heretics challenging your supreme rule. It looks and sounds lovely, and there's enough depth to keep wannabe deities satisfied.

You can play the free game on its website , but if you want to really stretch your god-like powers, there's an expanded downloadable version available from Desura .

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.