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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gazornonplat Aug 21 2012, 11:25am says:

I would buy this, but it uses Adobe Air, which is no longer supported on Linux. Is there any other possible method of delivery for Linux users? I love the web version and I want to support you guys, but I'm not going to pay for a game I can't play.

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reprisaluniverse Aug 26 2012, 3:54am replied:

It is a shame that adobe have stopped supporting it. The linux version has been compiled using Air 2.6, the last version of Air adobe made for linux. Are you having problems getting that to run? When you mention a standard flash player do you mean for a web browser / SWF file? Any ideas are welcomed and we can make some test builds :D

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gazornonplat Aug 26 2012, 6:39am replied:

The trouble with that version of Air 2.6 is that it requires an older version of Gnome Keyring or KDE wallet to authenticate root access, neither of which I can get access to since I use elementaryOS.

I think Lone Survivor did it through a standard .swf file that ran in a standalone player window, so something like that would be great. I don't know if the player was the standard flash player or something Jasper Byrne wrote himself, but you guys probably have more of an idea about that as flash developers.

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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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gazornonplat Aug 25 2012, 8:22pm replied:

Why not deliver it in a standard flash player on Linux a la Lone Survivor? It's still very widely supported.

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kevinbeynon Aug 25 2012, 2:15pm replied:

Just wanted to +1 gazornoplat's comment. Tried installing an older version of Adobe Air on Linux to play this game (purchased it 5 minutes ago) and the Air Installer doesn't even work.

Would love to be able to play Reprisal, since we've paid for it 'n' all.



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dr.combat Aug 7 2012, 7:01pm says:

i really like the game and always played the original game.
I hope for further improvements…

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reprisaluniverse Creator
reprisaluniverse Aug 20 2012, 1:43pm replied:

Glad your enjoying and thank you for supporting future dev :D

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apeguy21 Aug 1 2012, 3:07pm says:

sorry guys i feel really bad about what i said on page 5 of the comments i just saw this game again on desura and wanted to apologize to everybody :(

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PenultimatePanda Aug 21 2012, 3:28pm replied:

LOL. I looked up comment.
Mad props for apologizing.

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reprisaluniverse Jul 30 2012, 5:22am says:

A small update / patch has been released for all platforms fixing a bug with hero's which meant they died after attacking settlements regardless of how strong they were. Also the tilt-shift effect has been put back in for the 'Artistic' screen mode :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

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