Take the role of a newly ascended deity in Gods and Idols. Carve your place among the stars in an open, dynamic, and massive MMORTS universe. Command the powers of the cosmos, form alliances, and use your worshipers as instruments to further your goals.
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Release Date:
Dec 12, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“With the core aspects of the game now implemented, Early Access will allow us to further expand the community and stress test the balance of the game. Over the years, we've found how frequent player feedback has substantially improved the game, and help us polish a better product for you.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect it to be in Early Access until we have completed balancing of all the main features of the game. There is no current date for this.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Improved options for colonization, streamlined quests and a completed tutorial will help guide new players in the full version. The universe will also be persistent, with ongoing events to contribute to the lore and allow players a chance to claim rare artifacts and essence. Significantly more spell options will also be implemented to truly craft a universe of epic space contests among the futuristic gods.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The version currently has the basic gameplay but still lacks several major features. This is still very much in alpha and many things are incomplete or broken, so if you're looking for something much more complete, we suggest waiting for awhile and then check back during later stages of development.
Up to date roadmap of implemented features can be found at http://www.godsandidols.com/roadmap/

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Gods and Idols will remain free to play but prices of digital goods in the in-game store may change over time.

Digital goods that are purchased in the in-game store during Early-access will become available for you to use again after every universe reset during development, and of course after the final reset before full release.

So don't worry about spending that Essence you bought now, you'll get to spend it again once we leave Early Access!

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback will be used to prioritize and catch issues found in the game, including balancing and bugfixing. As the development progress, good ideas will also be taken into consideration and may be added as features. Having an active community is essential to the health of the game, and we hope that early access will add on our current one.”
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March 9

Maintenance and Patch progress

Updating is now underway and you can follow the progress at http://www.godsandidols.com/topic/1119/ or on the main menu ingame.

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March 8

What happens tomorrow?

I know a lot of you are waiting for the patch, so I figured I'd make this post going over what will happen tomorrow step by step.

When the countdown hits 0 the game servers will go offline.
A new "temporary" countdown is set, usually for 24h later.
While the game servers are offline I'll be doing some maintenance such as creating a manual database backup (Just in case).
Backup done, many databases will be removed as they were only used by Vagabond, and all databases will have things reset and changed.

With database maintenance done it's on to general server maintenance, updating OS, checking the hardware for errors (The HDs specifically), and rebooting a few times.

All that done it's time to copy the new server software from the dev. machine to the server, and make sure it runs correctly.
This includes doing some testing as well, just so we don't get a repeat of December's disastrous Foundation launch.

Finally it's time to fix any last minute issues that creep up, this is usually when I notice minor things such as buttons missing click-sounds, typos, or minor bugs such as server not sending updates fast enough.

During all this the countdown may be extended if required, usually I do that in either 6h or 12h increments.

With everything now updated, checked, and running, it's just a matter of waiting for the countdown to expire before allowing you all to join back in.

And with all the above finally done, almost 3 months late, you will all get to experience what Foundation was meant to be back in December.

As always, you can catch me in the chat, or on the forums if you have any questions.
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About This Game

The Father of all Gods, Oberon, has become a myth even to the immortals of the universe, to those willful spirits that have ascended beyond the form of humanity and now flit through the tides of the universe as naturally as walking occurs to mortal men. You are one of these immortal beings, once human but now a divinity that seeks power through worship, seeking to guide your faithful in this darkness from the dangers of all sides.

There is much ruin and destruction - wrecks in the battlefield of the gods, but you are yet capable of sculpting planets into hospitable, even lush, wonderlands for your followers. Their temples will exalt you, and in your name, they will launch great fleets to expand your divine empire. You will shield them from the stellar radiation, the envy of their rivals, and much darker entities that lurk between the space of the cosmos.

But mere benevolence is not always enough.

There will be enemies, but you need not rely only upon your posthuman followers to deal with them; the primal forces of the universe are at your disposal. Disrupt the asteroid belts, plunging a hail of destruction upon the entire stellar system of your foes. Kidnap their planets into a pocket universe of our holding, their populations ready to be dealt with at your will. Or simply destroy their suns in artificial supernovas, leaving nothing alive in their wake.

There was a time when such acts would have been thought horrific. But now, as the end of the universe approaches, as the forces of entropy threaten to extinguish all life, light and hope, you must gather what power you can to brace against the incoming horrors of the Black Sun.

  • Command the power to destroy entire star systems
  • Create raw planets and their moons from asteroid belts
  • Develop an intricate economy with dozens of resources
  • Upgrade and develop your planets with gleaming cities
  • Construct powerful fortresses to crush your foes
  • Erect monumental temples in your own honor
  • Command vast fleets faithful to your godliness
  • Duel ancient monsters in the depths of space

Gods and Idols is free to download, and free to play. If you want to support us there will be an ingame shop where you can purchase Essence, a resource used for many things in the game. Essence is also gained by just playing the game. We'd love to hear your feedback on this, please let us know if we screw up!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: AMD Athlon X2 or Intel Core™2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 200 series or later
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: AMD FX or Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 series or later
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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