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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joemar Oct 10 2012, 4:18am says:

Ah Populous, love that game and this look dam fine. Downloading ...

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S1l3nced Sep 14 2012, 9:55am says:

Would be great if this runs under Linux! Bought it, because it says playable on Linux but you can't get AdobeAIR for Linux anymore:(

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reprisaluniverse Sep 14 2012, 2:42pm replied:

Yeah it sucks, the Linux version has been compiled to Air 2.6 the last Linux Air release ( I'm looking into alternatives also ...

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praest76 Oct 17 2012, 8:35am replied:

I loathed having to install Adobe Air, especially an old version, but Reprisal runs great here now on my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. Didn't take a lot to get it working.

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splashgames Sep 2 2012, 3:46am says:

Great game, it would be great to get it on Stream if possible.

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CegilTNoors Aug 31 2012, 12:15am says:

This game is pretty fantastic! Multiplayer would be pretty cool though (not many games need it but I think it would be pretty cool in this one)... even if it is just LAN I would really like to play with some friends.

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reprisaluniverse Sep 2 2012, 2:49pm replied:

Yes this would be great and its on our list. We are starting to get into real time multiplayer for our next game Battle Keep so possibly for Reprisal 2! There's a lot of infrastructure that needs thinking about and dev but that's half the fun :D

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G*O*D Oct 21 2012, 1:11pm replied:

The Linux version of Lone Survivor sucks because in fullscreen you don't have keyboard input. I don't have such problems in any game released as AIR package (for example Cardinal Quest, Cardinal Quest 2, Reprisal and Anodyne).

There is a guide for installing Adobe AIR 2.6 on Ubuntu which worked for me splendidly and for many others.

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gazornonplat Oct 21 2012, 1:15pm replied:

As I said, I'm NOT running Ubuntu. I got the .deb, but because elementaryOS doesn't use Gnome Keyring, the installer throws and error and then fails.

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G*O*D Oct 22 2012, 4:04pm replied:

You should look at the answer with the most votes as it has description about missing libgnome-keyring.

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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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