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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Namelessness Oct 19 2013, 5:27am says:

With the pending Steam release of Reprisal, will Steam keys be offered to people that own the game on Desura ?
The Free-To-Play aspect is limited to the DRM-free download available on or will the Steam version also released as Free-To-Play ?

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reprisaluniverse Oct 20 2013, 9:53am replied:

Hi, yes for all those that brought a full version of Reprisal on Desura, you will get a Steam key for free! The Steam version is Reprisal ... but more so. A lot is being rewritten and adding to the game based on feedback it's had over the last 12 months. It's going to be a v2 :D

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Grigio87 Oct 11 2013, 1:20pm says:

Hi! I had some troubles to install this game in linux version. I can't install .air extension because i don't have Adobe AIR and this product is no more available for linux S.O. ... Any suggest?

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mortenb123 Dec 10 2013, 3:22pm replied:

Hi I'm not sure about this one but I run other adobe air stuff like the wimp player which I use everyday under wine. Install wine and create a disk for it, then unpack and install the program there.

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VoidSpawn Oct 11 2013, 12:46am says:

Would be nice to be able to choose which tribe to attack when there are more than one enemy. Cos when there is one weak enemy and an enemy stronger than you,it is better to devote all your soldiers to attack the weak one to get more land than to split up your forces.

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reprisaluniverse Oct 20 2013, 9:54am replied:

You can do this by clicking on the other tribes icons to grey them out. Grey-ed out tribes will not be targeted when you've selected the attack mode.

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oooosuck Sep 2 2013, 1:18am says:

hi, what the forest do?

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reprisaluniverse Creator
reprisaluniverse Oct 20 2013, 9:55am replied:

Use them to increase fire damage! Plant them around enemy settlements and set them alight to start forest fires.

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ManBearPig! Aug 15 2013, 11:36pm says:

Love this game! Simple, yet very addictive. Keep up the good work!

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steamy Jul 3 2013, 12:31am says:

the aesthetics are good, and the music is wonderful, but i feel the actual gameplay could be further refined, im not saying its bad im just saying the gameplay can and should be better, other than that everything else is lovely

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reprisaluniverse Oct 20 2013, 9:56am replied:

Working on it!! :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
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Oct 24 2012, 2:11pm by little_caesar

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