iOS gamers rejoice! Peter Molyneux’s (with his development company, 22cans, and publisher DeNA Corp.) Godus game is finally releasing worldwide on iOS today, and for free. The game has been on PC through Steam for quite some time, but now players can enjoy the game on-the-go on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
Godus’ release rides the heels of the curious Curiosity game that 22cans released two years ago. Curiosity had people picking their way through a giant pixelated cube to figure out what was inside. The winner, a UK man, was the one to hit the last block to open the cube. The man was sent a video congratulating him and explaining the concept of the game to be known as Godus.
In classic Molyneux fashion, you take the role as a god in Godus. You control the destiny of your people and the world below. This means you can sculpt the landscape, create land mass and water, destroy villages, and choose how your followers worship you. It sounds much like an updated, modern version of his older game, Populous. Will it be received as well as Populous?
The PC players were not forgotten about during this occasion. The iOS release brings a large update to the PC version. 22cans, Matthew Allen, will be livestreaming the new content on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Watch your civilization grow. You can choose to protect them or send balls of fire raining down from the sky to destroy them all. All of this can be previewed in Godus’ official iOS trailer seen above, and in DeNA Corp's official press release for the launch.