Control the weather on a planet. Watch the life grow and develop religion and technology. Will they worship you or forget you?
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Mostly Negative (19 reviews) - 31% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 19, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are putting You Are God into Early Access so that we can complete the game while giving our growing legion of fans the ability to play and be part of the process. There is a lot more we plan to add over the coming months that we didn't think would even be possible when we began.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We believe our final release date will be sometime in Q4, but we plan to release early if possible.”

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

“There will be a much deeper mythology system in place to allow the player to really see how their actions are influencing the sentient life on the planet. Each of the three nations will war against each other and practically destroy the planet in the process.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now the game is very playable, but many features are not available to the player. A world can be developed and life can flourish, but details are not in place and many God powers are not functional.”

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

“The price of the game will raise upon full release.”

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

“We already have a bit of community involvement through communications with our Kickstarter backers, but we are also putting together a forum for players to give input through and plan to be a part of the discussion on Steam.”
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August 10

The update is finally here

Well, everyone, we've been talking about this big update coming, and it's finally here. It took quite a bit longer than expected to get all the new issues worked out, but everything is working now. One of the things that makes game development so interesting is when you add something new, everything else breaks! XD

The main focus with this update has been to get the game into a really playable state. So far it has felt more like a test than a real game, and hopefully this will change that for most of you. There is still a lot to go, but now you are able to get some real feedback on your Godliness. Plus, you can potentially wipe an entire landmass off the planet with meteors. (it all comes back when you reload the game...for now...)

------------New Features------------

"New Game" event now causes solar flare to wipe the planet clean

Added Meteorite impact effects for the planet -the amount of life you can hold on the planet is affected

Added a Telescope function to the planet

Planetary life is now being shown through various images on the Nation Tabs
-the current images are placeholders

Ability to call extraterrestrial life -hostile aliens are red and friendly aliens are green, with a 20% chance for hostility

Moon Bases Added

Civilization Mythology Updated
-see how the people of the planet view the universe and the mythology they've created

Updated Interface Nation Tabs -it is now easier to closely track the progress of each Nation on the planet

A few surprises


Fixed issue where War would be called every frame and render the game unplayable

Fixed issue that would create lag spikes from 120+ FPS down to 15 FPS

Fixed the issue of the player camera and planet "twitched"

Fixed player not being able to continue from the Level Menu when a new game was started

Fixed satellite flight paths

Fixed some UI elements not being updated in real time

Improved stability overall

Did a touch of proofreading in the UI

Various other small fixes and improvements

Enjoy the new features, and try to keep those civilizations alive. Maybe you'll end up with a super advanced race that names you Bort. One can only hope.
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June 4

A few more quick fixes before the next big update

We fixed the problem with the tutorial resetting the game and erasing your saves, and put some mouse over descriptions on the buttons.

There is a lot more to come. The next update will include a proper atmosphere, moon bases and better maps for the nations. The graphics will be cleaned up a bit as well.

Here's what you can expect:
- physically accurate planetary atmosphere
- the first taste of war between nations
- bases will begin to appear on the moon
- graphical updates
- nation tabs will have a better map screen
- more menu fixes
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About This Game

You Are God is a game that allows you to take on the role of the God of a single planet. You are in control of the planet's weather, but you do not have control of the planet's life. Everything you do affects any plants, animals or even people that develop on your world. A storm may bring much needed cool rain, but it could also scare inhabitants or kill life if it is too strong.

In You Are God, you [the player] must care for a new planet. Warm the planet with sunlight and wet it down with rain to produce the best conditions for life to develop. If the conditions are right, plant life may develop. If there is plant life, it's possible that animal life may form. Once there is animal life, it may develop sentience. Once this happens the lifeforms will create a new religion to offer solace to their fears and desires.

Will they worship you, or will they come up with a different God? Will the different nations turn on each other, fighting over which religion is correct, or will they unite in harmony and develop new technologies together? Will they become advanced enough to journey into space and potentially leave the planet entirely? They will live their lives, following their own free will, but you must guide them and care for them if they are to reach their full potential.

There are three continents (nations) that grow and run by their own sets of rules. These rules are dictated by the religion they design and follow. If you are the God they worship, you will have more influence over them, but you can never control them. If you are unknown or despised by the people they may turn against you. If the nations have different Gods, they may fight and could even destroy the planet in the process.

The endgame idea is for the people on the planet to discover another world and leave their home planet behind. As the technology level rises, the people will notice the stars, go to space, colonize the moon, research other planets and eventually leave to colonize on another world. Of course, it's also possible to keep them on the planet and under your care with religious influence.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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