Peter Molyneux—god of the god game genre—has released Godus for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. More specifically, Peter’s 22cans game studio and DeNA have released Godus for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Billed as “an eye-catching reimagining of the god game,” Godus allows gamers to play as an omnipotent deity, devoutly worshiped by their followers and in complete command of the fate of their people.
Molyneux, the game’s designer and founder of 22cans, describes the game thus:
In Godus your hands will sculpt the mountains and carve rivers. Your touch will create pastures for your people. You will be loved by tiny worshipers that need your help to grow and your direction to progress through the ages of civilization. Power comes to you through influence, and your miracles guide the forces of nature. You must decide whether to use such awesome power for good or ill. As you progress through the game you will find history hidden in the land through mysterious artefacts that uncover the true story behind your Followers. By journeying to far off lands to complete quests, you will bring back powerful abilities for your ever-gracious people. I’m fascinated to see how players wield such powers on mobile.
The gameplay of Godus will evolve over time. Future updates will put more powers in the hands of its players, and the game will connect them to a seemingly endless world where they will clash with rival gods, compete in live challenges, and unlock surprising new abilities to advance their primitive population to modernity.