22cans reimagining Populous through Kickstarter with Project GODUS
Peter Molyneux and 22cans have made quite the stir lately with Curiosity, and now the group has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for their new game Project GODUS. Way back in 1989 a game by the name of Populous dropped and it is widely considered the first “god game” for the PC. Molyneux and 22cans are reinventing Populous and bringing it to a new generation, if Project GODUS is even half as good as Molyneux’s other god games we are in for a treat. Details are sparse at this time, but there are a few interesting things I picked up from the description. The main thing line that caught my eye was “As you flourish and build your own cult, you’ll engage in pitched battles with other gods and their cults. It’s a multiplayer power-struggle the way it should be.” That line along with mention of “global co-operation & competition” sound very, very interesting to say the least. If you plan on donating the donation rewards for Project GODUS are pretty damned cool. The top tier donators can snag some crazy swag including a diamond pendant, in-game statues, personalized title screens, and godus god powers. You can even snag a VIP trip to E3 next year if you want to spend the big bucks, but that my friends is not the most interesting reward. If you drop at least £50 you can get your name on the Curiosity Cube. I’m taking that to mean that the Curiosity Cube is a lot damned bigger than I thought as Project GODUS funding doesn’t end until late December and 22cans expect to have Godus out in “less than a year” from then which could be this time next year. I’m not sure if I’ll still be tapping away at that cube a year from now, but it’s an interesting tidbit nonetheless. I’ve played several games that Molyneux has been involved with, and Syndicate, Theme Park, and The Movies are my personal favorites. I actually never played Populous back in the day (NES fever), but as a fan of current God games I’m looking forward to Project GODUS. The global co-op and multiplayer angles “could” be awe inspiring if handled properly and hopefully the team’s Kickstarter campaign will go off without a hitch. If you want to donate you can hit up the link below and get started on the Project GODUS Kickstarter page.