If you’ve not had the chance to play our delightful, Zen-like re-genesis of the god game on Windows PC or Mac OS X, there’s never been a better time to do so! Now more than ever, as we’re currently making full use of our opt-in branch by running a rapid build release schedule during our PC-focused sprint.
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Release Date: Sep 13, 2013

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“GODUS is a unique game that we hope will grow to be truly special. We've thoroughly enjoyed developing our dream game alongside the community and are continuing to refine the game based on the feedback of the players. We warn you that there are still bugs and incomplete features - this is the nature of the journey we are on. You may wish to wait for the finished game, but we have much content still to discover and improve as the game continues development. We do hope you’ll help with this. If you do, you are part of our development team. We look forward to receiving your feedback.”
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December 19

Christmas Comes to Godus! Download Our Festive Content Today!

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry because Santa has added some gifts to your God Power menu!

Turn your followers into happy little elves to do your bidding, give your world a touch of sparkle with the Winter Wonderland gift, or laugh at the Astari after dressing them up as penguins!

This festive content is available for everyone playing Godus on Steam today, so you can go grab it right now!

Known issues (that we’re looking into):
  • Some users are seeing an issue where low-end settlements are building in high-end areas.
  • Gems sometimes float in the air after using the Meteor god power to uncover them.
  • Some users are experiencing a start-up crash on Mac OS X.

We’ll be updating with the studio’s plans for over the festive season towards the beginning of next week. In the meantime, we hope our Yuletide offerings raises a few smiles!

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November 28

Help Us with the Rapid Development of Godus on Steam!

We wouldn’t want an opportunity like this to slip you by, so in case you weren’t aware already we’d like to let you know that Steam have selected Godus for their annual Thanksgiving sale.

That means right now you can pick up Godus on Steam Early Access for a whopping 75% off the regular price just by following this link: Save 75% on Godus for Steam.

If you’ve not had the chance to play our delightful, Zen-like re-genesis of the god game on Windows PC or Mac OS X, there’s never been a better time to do so. Now more than ever, as we’re currently making full use of our opt-in branch by running a rapid build release schedule during our PC sprint.

Here’s how you can help us make Godus a truly great game for PC gamers.

The Opt-in branch

Want to test the absolute latest developer build of Godus before we release it widely? Then you’re in luck, as we’re providing the community with access to our bleeding edge builds of the game for you to test and try out.

We feel that this will empower you, the community, to provide even more feedback by taking part in the ongoing development of GODUS more easily and more frequently.

For details on how to access these developer builds, just follow this link: How to Access Developer Builds.

How you can help

For every new opt-in build deployed, one of our developers is creating a post on the Steam forums where the community can raise issues and make suggestions. These posts are ‘pinned’ in our General Discussion forum and are titled ‘PC Sprint – Build #<number>’. Any help finding bugs and proposing ideas would be greatly appreciated and will help us make Godus into the game the community deserve!

Send us your feedback and bug reports

The best way to deliver us your bug reports and feedback is to post on our Steam forum and also send them through to us on e-mail via godusfeedback@22cans.com

If the bug can be shown visually, please feel free to send us some screenshots with your e-mail along with a little description of the issue. Also, if you could place your .PRF folder into a .ZIP file, that would be pretty awesome too.

If you’re reporting a crash, please send us your .PRF folder and your latest verbose file, that way we’ll be able to see what’s causing the crash.

Thanks for all your help

Godus is a unique game that we hope will grow to be truly special. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed developing our dream game and are currently doing our very best to refine Godus on Windows PC and Mac OS X based on the feedback of its players.

We warn you that there are still bugs and incomplete features – this is the nature of the journey we are on. You may wish to wait for the finished game, but we have much content still to implement and improve as the game continues development. We do hope you’ll help with this. If you do, we consider you a part of our development team.

We look forward to receiving your feedback.

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Godus Opt-In on Steam

We will be updating the GODUS Opt-In Beta branch more frequently than the main Early Access branch. If you would like to participate in helping us test new fixes and features, big and small, opt-in to our Beta Branch, releasetest.

Please keep in mind that this branch is for testing! Things might go wrong and when they do, send in your bugs and feedback to support@22cans.com or support.22cans.com

For details on how to access these developer builds, read below:

How to Opt In to Developer Builds

1. Go to your Steam Library
2. Right click on GODUS and select "Properties"
3. Click on the "Betas" tab
4. Click on the dropdown menu and select “releasetest”
5. Enter your beta access code, which is ‘22canstester'
6. Click "Check Code"
7. Hit "Close" and you're all set!

The Community's Access Password

This password will allow you to access the most recent development builds of the game. Using the instructions above, this password will give you immediate access.

  • Password: 22canstester

Cross-platform development

Our development proceeds through sprints that may have differing platform focuses. As such, much of the gameplay available to you in v2.2 is the result of a recent mobile-focused sprint and we intend to progress to a PC-focused sprint within the coming months. Please take this into consideration, as while adjustments will continue to be made to the PC platform to account for the game's differing payment model (buy-to-play on PC & free-to-play on mobile), some areas of balance and design may retain certain elements of the mobile version for the time being.

About This Game



Have you ever wanted to play god? In GODUS, you can sculpt every inch of a beautiful world that you look down upon, where your population of Followers will settle and multiply. As you rule over your living, breathing society, a civilization will blossom across your land and offer you their belief. The more Followers that believe in you, the more powerful you will become. It is as simple to play as it is spectacular to behold. Come and lead an incredible journey - this delightful, charming world is waiting for you to make it your own.

GODUS is currently in active cross-platform development for Windows PC, Mac OS and mobile devices where the gameplay experience will evolve and expand over time as we periodically deliver updates for the game.

GODUS is brought to you by legendary designer and inventor of the god game genre, Peter Molyneux.

Key Beta Features

  • You can sculpt the entire world and make it truly unique to you
    Sculpt every inch of an entirely moldable world in the most delightful way. Uncover a wealth of mysteries and surprises waiting to be unearthed beneath the landscape, and find others atop it.

  • Be adored and worshipped by tiny, devoted Followers. Watch them live, learn and love in a fully simulated world
    Your ever-gracious population of reactive, living Followers will need you and worship you unconditionally. You’re the god and they’re your playthings.

  • Create villages and towns, grow their population and sculpt the very lands on which they live
    Group your Followers together to create charming villages or thriving towns - specialize these into Building, Farming or Mining communities.

  • Lead Followers from your Homeworld and set sail on Voyages of Discovery to uncharted lands
    Guide your Followers as they embark on regular Voyages to new and undiscovered lands that hold great rewards.

  • Nurture the growth of a civilization as it rises from the dawn of the primitive age and advances throughout the ages of humanity
    Choose various types of stickers to unlock cards that level-up your population's society, technologies and faith. Cards go into your Timeline, which allows you to make advancements within an era and unlock new abilities.

  • Meet the Astari - a fun loving, party going little tribe who worship the pursuit of happiness
    Your world is not empty. It’s also inhabited by the mischievous Astari, who will do everything they can to persuade your Followers to come and join them. As a god, you must use your powers to deal with these pesky people.

  • Cast miracles of both beauty and destruction - choose how to show your divine power, whether that be by growing forests or launching meteors
    As development continues you will see more God Powers being added that will enhance gameplay, adding depth and variety to the whole GODUS experience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 210
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core Quad 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTS 250
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Expected a game where you do something or at least feel like you're in control, but really you just wait forever doing nothing.

Wish they were obligated to warn people of generic iOS ports to Steam, I would never have given Molyneux the money.
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
133.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Early Access Review
Well, judging at the number of negative reviews/ thumbs down, you'd not expect much from this game. And you are right. At its' infancy, the game was a proper PC game, unlike now, a bloody mobile game on a PC platform. Waste of money,
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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
Only two real lessons i have learnt with this waiting simulator.

1st: Don't ever never trust Moulyneux anymore.
2nd: If you want a real Populous or Black and White heir, wait for it. You will not find it in Godus.
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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Early Access Review
horrible game that is basically a mobile port. save your money and just get it on mobile, it is free there.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Early Access Review
Don't waste your money.

Direct from the Kickstarter page (Where they were funded over half a million £)

"It’s this experience we aim to reimagine. GODUS blends the power, growth and scope of Populous with the detailed construction and multiplayer excitement of Dungeon Keeper and the intuitive interface and technical innovation of Black & White."

Couldn't be further from the truth, I'd rather play any of the 3 amazing games listed above than Godus. Can't believe I wasted my money on this boring ♥♥♥ pay to win game.

Populous - Amazing god powers, volcanos, lightning, earthquakes, angels of death, firestorms, tornados and more. All you need is the mana (generated from your troops, braves in huts generating the most and combat troops generating less). Absolutely amazing game for its time before 2000.

Dungeon Keeper - Great game that revolved around building a dungeon with different rooms to bring weird and strong creatures into your domain to fight for you. Included some spells castable with mana, many different rooms. Was a solid game.

Black+White - I LOVED this game, even if I prefered populous and DK over it. B+W was great, again there was god powers, fireballs, areas of influence, you even had a creature that would fight for you!

Honestly, you'd be better off spending money on these 3 great titles, than this 2014 failure that is Godus.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Early Access Review
The game itself is fun (at a push), but it plays like a mobile/facebook game - i.e. it expects you to GO AWAY and come back later!!!

I knew before I bought it had timers, but I thought it would be in-game time (and the way the devs talk, you expect it to be so). Nope, time passes real-time, and makes no difference if you don't actually run the game. Which is annoying when you have something that you can only access over the next 72 hours, but you're away visiting family/friends/SO.

I hate this game for expecting to keep me on a leesh, like it's a pet that needs letting out. I've played 4 hours... the first 3 were fun, the final hour was after a days break... I ran out of stuff to do in that 1 hour, and the game made clear that I should come back the next day.

As other reviewers have written, this is a mobile game that the devs have purposely sold as a computer experience to raise funds to make a game they can monetize in micro-transactions. It shows, the game is not playable solely from a fixed location - you need to be able to access casually throughout the day. Waste of money.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
190.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Early Access Review
I actually wasted my $20 in the kickstarter for this thing. We were promised a next gen populous with an open world, and we got a glorified flash game. This is my biggest gaming-purchase-related regret to date. You're better off learning Dwarf Fortress than dealing with this muck.. This game is basically the sim city 5 of the populous franchise. (disclaimer: don't be fooled by my "hours played": horrible game mechanics forced me to wait for 'belief' in order to do anything.. waiting for long period of times just to do a few things hardly felt god-like)
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
Feels like a shell for a pay to play mobile game.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
159.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
I've played this game since the first release, it had a great potential and it was awesome.

Time has passed and with it many updates that maked the game not so good. I hope developers can revert this and make people fall in love with this game again. They must see that more than 50% of comments are negative and the way they are taking is not what people want.

Players are demanding another kind of game, and developers are not listening to us. I hope that in the future I can change this comment to a positive one.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
Free-to-play, time-limited, mobile game poorly converted to a retail game. Do not buy, unless you want a game that you can only play once a day for 10 minutes. Abysmal title to be avoided at all costs.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
Early Access Review
It's basically a facebook game, focused more on addictive gameplay and ALL THE WAITING, rather than on enjoyable gameplay.

The little treasure chest that you dig up are nice, and the PC version not having micropayments is also nice.
But ultimately it's a waiting simulator. The game continues counting various super slow things while you're not logged on, like you'd expect from a facebook game. So if the solution to the drag is 'just stop playing the game for a while', then why not go one step further, and just stop playing the game forever?

I'll still give it an other chance, but I'm not sure if it'll improve my opinion.

Edit 07/12/2014:
Gave it an other chance, no real change in opinion about the gameplay, but now it runs *super slow* despite not using up much CPU (~4%) or memory. Even the interface is delayed by a factor of 20.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
110.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
Punishes you for not coming back every 12 hours to collect your belief and do something to make you villagers happy by having your villagers sucked away by an unbeatable enemy town and making it DAYS before u can breed those villagers back.

Do not buy if you're expecting Populous or Black & White. Its a ♥♥♥♥ty version of Farmville but with "Gods".
Its a failure and a huge disgrace for the once great Peter Molyneux. Never again will i buy another game by him.

Go back to Black & White 1 if u want the greatness that died long ago.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
156.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Early Access Review
22cans is to busy making free to play, pay to win andriod and IOs versions of this game to actually FINISH the PC version of the game on steam. Dont waste the money, go play for free on your tablet...
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
71.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
WARNIG: very very early access
This is a free mobile game being sold on steam for $20. I played it for a while (quite boring). Bugs I have encountered so far include a suprise permant crash to unplayable 5fps performance uppon earning a major achivement, and restarting your gameworld after an automatic patch.

Recomendation:
Go back to playing clash of clans.

1/10
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
Glorified cow clicker. Not even a very good one.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
93.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Early Access Review
Keep your money. Wait for release. It's quite clear their favorite version is the pay-2-win free mobile cash-machine.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Early Access Review
22 cans misses the whole point of being a god...
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
Do you like clicking? Because this Click Simulator 2014 will blow your mind!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Early Access Review
Terrible freemium game that got it's money from Kickstarter and used it to make a freemium game on Android and IOS.

So you can play this game for free on Android or IOS no need to pay for this Early Access Game that will never will be what was promised.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Early Access Review
Worst possible way to spend money. A Freemium Mobile Game that you actually have to pay for.
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