Playing God is harder than it looks.
Reus developer Abbey Games is giving elemental titanhood a rest as they now look to explore the world and plumb its depths for treasures with Renowned Explorers, their first turn-based strategy title.
Think XCOM for the "entry point" of the game's strategy, which is joined by an overworld metagame where we recruit and globe-trot for fame and riches. Random maps are planned.
Reus creator Abbey Games is taking a break from the world-creating titans genre, and is now looking to take "a motley crew and a mighty ship" to explore the unknown in the 19th century. It's a battle of antiquity.
We get our crew together to go discover what's yet to be put on the map, as we compete against our fellow Victorian treasure seekers. Abbey blends "reality and myth" with Renowned Explorers.
The latest package over on Humble Bundle has arrived with Humble Indie Bundle X. It's got quite a selection with adventure RPG To the Moon, stunt man Joe Danger 2, dark fantasy Papo & Yo and Runner2.
Pay more than the average and then there's also action arcade HOARD, space combat in Strike Suit Zero, colourful puzzles in Toki Tori 2+ and the fatally hilarious Surgeon Simulator 2013.
Abbey Games has announced that the 1.2 update for their 2D god game Reus is now live, and it adds a host of game play options, including the ability to change the planet size, the pace of the game, and other settings. New challenge modes including "Titan mode" (an iron man mode) and the ability to pause toggled off.
Indie developer Abbey Games' 2D god game Reus managed to sell 235K copies of the game on Steam since its launch three months ago, according to the studio.