Created in homage to Populous, Reprisal lets you take control of a tribe, guiding them, building land and making them grow in number. Using special totem powers you can control nature itself unleashing its full fury on anyone that stands in your way. But be warned, other tribes may not take too kindly to your intentions and will put up a fight! Desktop edition includes: Enhanced full stereo chip tunes to nod along too, Unlock-able challenge islands, Offline local storage and Enhanced full screen display features! It also includes a full standalone PC installer and Mac App version. Includes 'The Making of Reprisal', a 38 page digital book charting the highs and lows of over a years development! ★★ ★★

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0 comments by reprisaluniverse on Oct 1st, 2014

Thank you for all your feedback since it's launch just under two weeks ago. 

I've addressed issues of the Kindle tool and also AI balancing in this build. There are now options to turn Kindling 'off' for both 1UP and CPU players. You will also have the option to change the 'Flag' speed effecting how fast populants are made in settlements. These options are located in the options panel on the Island Overview page (The Question mark located bottom left of screen) 

I also wanted to list some keyboard short cuts that may help: 

1 - (When on in the options) switch to Kindle 
2 - Switch to terraforming tool and open earth totems 
3 - Open Wind totems 
4 - Open Fire totems 
p - pause 

And then here's a cheeky one, if you want to 'grab' the screen to a PNG, press 'c'! (Make sure you save the file with a .png on PC) 

Change log - 35.19 


  • Mouse edge screen scrolling when in full screen mode 
  • Options added to have 'no kindle' option available to 1up and cpu players 
  • 'Flag speed' option added for faster games 
  • Above two functions available in options when viewing island overview screen 
  • Display of how many islands left to unlock the universe 
  • Complete Font overhaul :D

Bug Fixes 

  • Overall game percentage displays correct values 
  • Amulet corrections made. A correct amount of amulets now present in Universe! 
  • Players names can now be 2 or more characters 
  • Island 2 now made easier 
  • Kindle AI balancing 
  • Esc key windows game and restores it to fullscreen 
  • Correct display of last settled players in Universe 
  • Wonder punch bug fixed 
  • When paused on 'timed' islands, counter is paused

You can grab Reprisal Universe on Desura, Steam and GOG.

Also, a question:
Would you ever back a Kickstarter to convert Reprisal Universe to tablet devices?
Just canvasing for feedback :D


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HooterBabby Jan 7 2014, 3:50pm says:

I got Reprisal on Indie Royale and got my Desura key there, so does this mean I'll get my STEAM key via Desura???

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reprisaluniverse Jan 8 2014, 5:31am replied:

Yes, I've been told that Desura will be able to distribute the key's to existing owners :D

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HooterBabby Jan 10 2014, 10:44pm replied:

Sweet homes

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vince0018 Jan 4 2014, 4:48pm says:

How much of an upgrade will the Steam version be?
As in am I better off waiting for the Steam version if I haven't played this version yet?

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Toyotame Dec 7 2013, 4:23pm says:

Reprisal returned to commercial status?

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Naowut Nov 8 2013, 5:25am says:

How do I get the steam key? Or isn't it out yet?

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reprisaluniverse Nov 14 2013, 8:08am replied:

The Steam version is being worked on and is a HUGE update! Hopefully will be dropping soon ...

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reprisaluniverse Oct 20 2013, 9:57am says:

The latest Steam progress can be seen over here:

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Toyotame Nov 6 2013, 6:49pm replied:

Its all great, but will Desura receive that update?

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reprisaluniverse Nov 7 2013, 5:07am replied:

Eventually yes! Also if you have brought it on Desura you will get a free Steam key added to your account! :D

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

Just amazing.

Jun 29 2012, 9:42am by domzz

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 5/10

If you didn't enjoy Populous in the first place then you won't be enjoying this either.

-Lot's of green

-Clunky, bad controls
-Hard to see where are you placing things
-You wether like or hate the art style
-Art style

Oct 24 2012, 2:11pm by little_caesar

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Reprisal Universe GOG players, update 35.20 is now available! Steam players, you should have it already! :D

Oct 22 2014, 8:35am

@adamcbrewer @gregfindon "Mayor! Now that's a good idea! I could run for mayor." #memories

Oct 22 2014, 8:09am

@derekboateng if USB leads were curly like old phone leads ... That would be awesome.

Oct 21 2014, 1:44pm

@Gmr_Leon sorry just saw your message on forum, I've uploaded update to GOG this eve and will speak to them tomorrow :)

Oct 20 2014, 5:02pm

Ooo a beautiful indie game in development by @FriendAndFoeDev - Vane

Oct 15 2014, 1:11pm

RT @ccarysjordann: Coffee in one hand and Reprisal Universe in the other. He's loving it. Such a beautifully designed game! @16bitsperpx ht…

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Tidying hard drive, remember this? Cowboy RTS :D @wearetheLast17 #screenshotsaturday #pixelart #indiedev

Oct 11 2014, 10:45am

@CatGoneCrazy Ah thanks :D

Oct 10 2014, 5:37am

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