Deisim user manual
What is Deisim?
Deisim is a virtual reality god simulator that allows you to build your own world and see mankind evolving in it.
As a god your main activities consist of building the world and performing miracles.
There are 3 main types of miracle.
Terrain miracles transform empty zones to another zone of your choice.
The label of theses miracles is white.
Advanced terrain miracles
Advanced terrain miracles must be thrown on an existing terrain giving a different result depending on the original terrain.
The label of theses miracles is beige.
The non-terrain miracles have various effects such as summoning a locust swarm that eats all of a village’s crops, or invoking a raincloud that will extinguish wildfires.
The label of theses miracles is blue for positive miracles and yellow for negative miracles.
To perform these miracles you need a resource called Mana.There is a counter displaying your mana pool on both hands. If you don't have enough mana to perform a miracle, then the miracle will have no effect when used.
The way to perform miracles is by pressing the Miracle button.
A menu will open with all of your current available miracles. Touch one of them with your controller and press the Grab button.
Throw the miracle by pulling the Grab button, then releasing it as you swing your arm to throw
If you throw it on a successful target (an empty zone if it is a terrain miracle, or a terrain zone if it is an advanced or a non-terrain miracle ) the miracle will be performed and it will go back into your hand, allowing you to perform the same one multiple times easily.
You can cancel the current miracle by pressing the Grip button on the controller of the hand holding it.
Your deity rank depends on the number of humans living in your world. There are 7 Deity ranks from Spirit to Primordial Deity, and each deity rank gives you access to more miracles. To see your current deity rank open the main menu by pressing the Menu button.
Faith and Mana
As a god your power comes from your followers’ belief in you. The more followers you have, the quicker your mana will regenerate. The color of a human’s clothes depends on their faith.
The best way to keep humans faithful is to perform miracles near them.
Priests and Heretics
Most of the time, the humans of a city all share the same belief, but sometimes one of them may become a priest or a heretic.
Priests and heretics influence the city’s faith over time by convincing other people that their god is the only true god. Priests spread the belief in you, but heretics spread the belief in a false god.
As soon as you start building your world cities will start to be created by humans. Theses cities have needs that need to be fulfilled in order to progress.
The current most needed resource is displayed on top of each city center below the city name. Humans requests can be a bit vague tough. They will often ask you for a finite product and you will have to figure out the raw materials needed to produce this resource and provide them it’s raw material.
Each city has a population limit. When this population limit is reached each new human who come in its village will become a homeless human. Homeless humans looks frequently for opportunities to build new cities in their surrounding or to join any welcoming city nearby.
Deisim offer multiple locomotion options and to avoid motion sickness some movement options are by default disabled. You are encouraged to try them in the options to be able to get the best Deisim experience.
The left and right hand controller have different functions. You can teleport to the tile you’re pointing at by pressing the left trackpad or by pressing the left thumbstick.
You can also change your height by pressing the Menu button on the left controller to switch between 3 different heights.
The teleport locomotion is always enabled.
The more convenient way of moving around is with the God locomotion options.
By pressing the Menu button on the right controller you will open the menu.
When this option is enabled, you can rotate the map by pressing the Grip buttons on both controllers and moving your hands.
When this option is enabled, you can drag yourself around by holding the Grip button on one of the controllers and moving that controller.
Enable 3D movement
When this option is enabled, the movement is allowed on 3 axis.
When this option is enabled, you can change your size by pressing the Grip buttons on both controllers and moving your hands closer together or further apart.
You will grow when you move your hands further apart and you will shrink when you move your hands closer together.
When this option is enabled, the scale controls are reversed.
You will shrink when you move your hands further apart and you will grow when you move your hands closer together.
Here you can adjust your height to be able to play with the constraints of your room. You can even play the game sitted on a chair or on the ground by tweaking that parameter.