Crest is a god game about religious interpretation


I hadn't previously heard of Crest, despite it having been in early access since April. The release of a new trailer has changed that, and could well be of interest to those who like bossing around primitive peoples.

The trailer shows off plenty of tried-and-tested god game elements, but also reveals Crest's twist: you don't directly control your followers. The latest press release explains how it works:

"The player is an unseen force, interacting with followers through expressive commandments, depicted by symbols. Your instructions will be interpreted differently by each city and hut, dependent on both the inhabitants’ current states and the experiences of their ancestors."

It's possible, then, for humans to misinterpret your commands. Just like in real religions, I guess.

Crest has just received an update that adds lions, midwives and cannibals. And also Steam Cloud support. For more, head over to the Steam page.

Phil Savage

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.