While everyone sits around whacking away at a giant cube in the hopes of being the person to land the last hit which will then reveal the secret within the cube, Peter Molyneux and his studio called 22 Cans are already working on their next game called Godus. Once again they have hit up Kickstarter to get funding for this new project which has nothing to do with whacking or cubes.
So what is Godus? Essentially it is the reinvention of Populous, a classic game where players basically take on the role of a god and are able to shape the landscape and grow their civilization with the overall goal being to beat the enemy forces of an enemy god. Godus will take the idea behind Populous and expand on it in numerous areas including adding a multiplayer element to it.
Godus Features so far:
– It’s a living world, unique and detailed. And it’s a world you influence, whether you’re good or evil.
– GODUS is instantly accessible, easy to learn but immensely deep.
– As you flourish and build your own cult, you’ll engage in pitched battles with other gods and their cults. It’s a multiplayer power-struggle the way it should be.
– GODUS draws on the cunning battle-psychology of Dungeon Keeper, the living, changing world of Black & White and the instinctive, satisfying gameplay of Populous.
– Plus you get to be a god. In fact, play well and you get to be the ultimate god!
– GODUS will be developed for the PC and Mobile devices, we hope to be able to add more platforms as our Kickstarter campaign progresses.
The building aspects of the game will be very in-depth as will the multiplayer battle functionality, both of which is influenced by Dungeon Keeper, another classic game. So you will basically have the grand scope of Populous with the in-depth building and multiplayer functionality of Dungeon Keeper meshed into one title called Godus.
As of right now 22 Cans has £116,761 already donated to their Kickstarter project which has a goal of £450,000. There is currently 27 days to go in the Godus Kickstarter campaign. If you’re interested in helping out with the funding, and can tear yourself away from whacking a cube long enough to donate, head over to their Kickstarter page and drop a few bucks. As more details emerge, we will be sure to update everyone. You can check out the pitch video above.
Website Referenced: Godus Kickstarter