Abbey Games' gorgeous 2D god game Reus is now available, allowing us mere mortals to create vibrant colonies from dying planets. Thanks to helpful tutorials, I easily learned first how to control a water giant to bring forth the ocean, the origin of life. From there, other giants could build forests, deserts, and mountains and nourish over 100 plants, animals and minerals... or bring it all down. Reus is about maintaining balance, after all.

Links to buy the Windows version of Reus through Steam,, GamersGate, Desura, Green Man Gaming, Gameload, or Humble Store for $9.99 are here. Mac and Linux versions are being looked into.