With a mix of Black and White and Viva Piñata, the god simulator from Abbey Games called Reus looks like it could be a little gem of 2013. Allowing you control of several giants creatures, Reus lets you creat a 2D environment that allows you to shape the landscape, create life and sustain a balance as your world grows.

Here is a gameplay trailer that shows off some of the gorgeous art and creature design.

Taken from the game’s website a synopsis explains further.

You possess all imaginable powers over nature. Among them terrascaping, creation of life, control of weather and genetic manipulation. There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. It’s your responsibility to maintain a balance in which man is not overpowered by nature, and nature does not fall to man’s greed.

Consider me intrigued. I am definitely going to be checking this one out and so should you. The game is expected to land Q2 of this year.

Thanks to Destructoid for tip.

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This article was first posted on January 16, 2013