"For a long time I've been excited with how the game is evolving, I already feel there is nothing in the world like Godus," said Molyneux. "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."
Godus was announced last year and successfully Kickstarted in December with £526,563 ($852K) in funding.
The first public release of 22cans' and Peter Molyneux's reinvention of the god game genre
Guildford, 30th August 2013
Anyone can be a god starting September 13th with the Beta release of GODUS from 22cans. The game will be downloadable through Steam Early Access for PC Windows and Mac for $19.99 / £14.99 / €18.99.
GODUS empowers you in the role of a god, allowing you to sculpt every inch of a beautiful world that you look down upon, on which a population of followers settle and multiply. As you mould every aspect of your unique utopia, 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.
Whilst you are free to lose yourself in this tranquil experience, other gods reign outside of the ever-expanding reach of your influence. If you so wish, you may challenge other gods and their civilizations to epic multiplayer battles that involve hundreds of followers fighting in your name whilst you cast devastating god powers from the skies above. As you conquer more lands, your powers will grow allowing you to nurture the advancement of your own followers.
In announcing the impending availability of GODUS through Steam Early Access, Peter Molyneux, 22cans Creative Director said "I am proud and delighted that the beta version GODUS will be available for download on 13th September 2013. For a long time I've 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."
GODUS can be found on Steam Early Access right now on HYPERLINK "http://store.steampowered.com/genre/Early%20Access/" http://store.steampowered.com/genre/Early%20Access/.