'Godus' beta coming September 13 via Steam Early Access

By on August 30, 2013, 5:45 PM
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22Cans has announced the beta for their highly anticipated crowdfunded god game will be available for purchase starting September 13. Godus, described as the reinvention of the god game genre by creative director Peter Molyneux, will arrive via Steam’s Early Access program priced at $19.99 for both Windows and Mac gamers.

If you aren’t familiar, Godus empowers you in the role of a god, allowing you to sculpt every inch of a world that you look down upon. You’ll have a population of settlers that multiply and as you mold the land, a civilization will blossom and offer you their belief.

The more followers that believe in you, the more powerful your reign will become. You can expand your reach and influence to regions and even challenge other gods and their followers in multiplayer battles. Have your followers do your bidding on the ground as you reign down devastating powers from above.

The project hit Kickstarter late last year where it successfully raised £526,563 (more than $815,000) – well over the initial goal of £450,000. At the time, the campaign estimated beta access would be granted in September 2013. And what do you know, it looks like they will actually deliver on that promise – a rarity on crowdfunding sites these days.

Molyneux said he has been excited about how the game has been evolving as he feels there is nothing else on the market like Godus. It’s the type of game he has dreamt of making since he first got into the industry and with people playing the beta and offering feedback, the dream is well on its way to becoming a reality.

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treetops treetops said:

Sweet I really enjoyed From Dust, even with its clunkiness. A well polished god game would be amazing. Its to bad they are so few.

SO far I am really disapointed by the graphics it cant even match 5+ year old from dust? Games like this need immersion. Blocky levels? You cant smooth them together??

133769 133769 said:

Sorry this game doesn't look good

davislane1 davislane1 said:

I like the concept, but visually they need to do more than just doubling the polygon count from Minecraft.

Plague said:

So basically it's another remake of Populous. Which was also a Molyneux game.

Renrew Renrew said:

Love Populous, I still play it sometimes. This game looks like an interesting version and for $19.95 will be something to consider.

The graphics are a bit clunky, but the original Populous is much worse. One of the charms of older games is that they use the best GPU ever made, your brain.

pieceofSchmitt pieceofSchmitt said:

Im gonna watch godfellas futurama episode now

Guest said:

I love new ideas. But terra-forming at free will...not so much.

The graphics look like this game could have been in beta 6 years ago.

Looks like a human, castle-less version of Castle Story Online.

treetops treetops said:

I'm really pissed off they didn't even match From Dust graphically, the makers of populous, it was their last god game

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