Project Godus set for early access on September 13

Peter Molyneux's Godus will get early access via Steam on September 13, for $19.99.

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Peter Molyneux's Project Godus will get an early access release on Steam on September 13, 22Cans announced today. The god game, which granted a developer's god-like powers to a Curiosity player as part of its reveal, will cost $19.99.

Godus has you ruling over a civilization, crafting your utopia, and building up a steady stream of followers. The more followers believe in you, the more powerful you become. You can also run into other gods with their own worlds, resulting in multiplayer bouts of holy war. What fun!

The Kickstarter campaign promised beta keys for some backer tiers, and a representative told Shacknews that those backers will receive their keys when the beta goes live on September 13.

"I am proud and delighted that the beta version Godus will be available for download on 13th September 2013," Peter Molyneux said in the announcement, ordering the date that way because he's British. "For a long time I'Godus been excited with how the game is evolving, I already feel there is nothing in the world like GODUS. This is the type of game I have dreamt of making since first getting into the industry; having people play the beta and give us valuable feedback while doing so, makes that dream a reality."

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    August 30, 2013 12:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Project Godus set for early access on September 13.

    Peter Molyneux's Godus will get early access via Steam on September 13, for $19.99.

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      August 30, 2013 12:36 PM

      Steam Link will help. http://store.steampowered.com/app/232810

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      August 30, 2013 4:00 PM

      I appreciate the fact that this is trying to be original, but I have yet to see how your interaction with the world is anything other than "make land flat" and possibly "make a river".

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        August 30, 2013 8:19 PM

        Why am I the only person who enjoyed Black and White. Sure it didn't live up to the insane hype, but it did do a lot of different things some of which were incredibly interesting.

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          August 30, 2013 8:27 PM

          It didn't have a long life, but for a couple of weeks I had a ton of fun with it. Got my money's worth.

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          August 30, 2013 8:27 PM

          I liked it too, I have no idea why it gets so much hate.

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            August 30, 2013 8:40 PM

            Typical Molyneux hype & massive over-promising. As long as I go in aware of his shenanigans I will usually enjoy the game regardless.

            For example. If Molyneux were behind Star Citizen I expect the outcome would be something like Tie Fighter A really enjoyable space fighter but absolutely not even close to the original hype.

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          August 30, 2013 8:29 PM

          I enjoyed it too. I'd love to see another God simulator

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          August 30, 2013 9:23 PM

          I liked it but I was also completely unaware of the hype.

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          August 30, 2013 9:29 PM

          it was fun, i feel like the hype that molyneux puts out is equal to the sperg of his detractors

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          August 31, 2013 1:54 AM

          is it bad if I spent 30 minutes just bitch slapping my creature when the game came out?

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          August 31, 2013 2:40 AM

          I liked it. My favourite thing to do was to make a pile of rocks and cast fireballs on to them until they were white-hot. Then I'd throw/roll them in to the enemy village and laugh as the village burned. I kinda just ignored my creature a lot although I did teach him to cast heal and food on my village.

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          August 31, 2013 2:49 AM

          The Swedish dub version was worth a few good laughs.

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        August 30, 2013 8:26 PM

        That game was awesome, I taught my monkey to throw his poop and my villagers and to throw my villagers into the sea.

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      August 30, 2013 10:37 PM

      Looks a lot like Populous, esp. in the way you sculpt the terrain to help your followers.

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        August 30, 2013 10:38 PM

        Yep, same dev pushing the same ideas 25 years later.

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          August 31, 2013 1:26 AM

          Waiting for humble bundle to include this so I can make sure my money goes to charity instead of Peter.

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      August 31, 2013 1:35 AM

      I like Molyneux's ideas. I'm not always sold on the execution.

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      August 31, 2013 2:53 AM

      fuck that guy. never again will i trust him or play one of this over promised under delivered games.

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      August 31, 2013 4:50 AM

      Nope.