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      Creator Edgar Hoffmann on April 9

      and there go my hopes for a decent strategy game. what's next ? coins and gems for pay and free speed up's if i spam my facebook friends?

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      Creator Geordie Marv on April 7

      Like many of the backers here, I feel like I have been misled.

      Godus in it's current state (roughly some 16 months after the KS ended) is appauling. It's blatantly a F2P game that feels so incredibly dull and dumbed down! Where is the actual game? Where is the uber all singing all dancing PC version? Why aren't you listening to the KS backers. The awful stickers, chests and timeline are still in. The voyages of discovery are quite simply, tedious and boring with no replay value at all. It feels like they are simply a distraction to stop people realising how mind numbingly boring this game is.

      I had very high hopes for Godus, Now I see that hope and anticipation was misplaced.

      Re-invention of the god game eh? You sure about that 22 cans. The fact your own backers forums are dead should speak volumes about this game.

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      Creator Jack on April 5

      Peter, or anyone to do with the project, in the most recent video you talked about how when rasing a "level" of development you will represent the other 4 players or somesuch.

      How exactly does this function when I am playing on my own. I dont have any interest in playing whatever cloud server thing that is being talked about.

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      Creator Rhett Howell on April 4

      First it was Elite: Dangerous, then Oculus Rift, and now this project.... In math, three points on a linear function is overkill: as is my confidence regarding the perspective on the singular true, if not immediately apparent aims of these aforementioned projects. Having had the wool pulled from one's eyes, one can see the purely financial foundation upon which the mirage of something truly innovative is built in projects like this.

      LESSON ALERT:

      Once big (or simply more) money is within grasp, the original vision/pitch/ideal/bullshit scheme vanishes like a fart in the wind and it's time to cash in and get out kids! All in all for only £30, I consider it a bargain lesson on "why to raise an eyebrow when people who have lots of money ask for more." It cost Microsoft much more than that, I'm sure Mr. Molyneux.

      Thanks Pete!!!

      Sincerely,

      Everyone

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      Creator Patrick Lattin on April 4

      How do I get my download???? I wish you would send out an email to your backers instructing us on how to receive the project we so selflessly helped you fund????
      Thank you!!!!!!

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      Creator Florian B. on April 1

      Haha, seems like I'm too late, just wanted to post that interview with Eurogamer.
      I am outraged! Angry and dissappointed don't fit my state of feeling right now.
      This is not the vision I helped fund. I did NOT fund a f2p game, no matter what BS you call it. You lied to us all and everyone at 22cans should feel ashamed for betraying their backers. Gone are all the promises, gone the hope for a better game which does make fun, because right now it's a mess. There is nothing fun and don't say I've got more than 20 hours of playtime according to steam.
      I opted in to test this game during its Beta phase (more like prototype right now) and if you look at statistics without context you will draw the wrong conclusions.
      You ignored every bit of feedback we have given you, you ignored and betrayed us to an extent I can't find words for.
      One thing I'm sure of: PM and 22cans will never ever see even a single cent from me again.

      @Richard Olpin: I agree, this seems very fishy, there is no mention on Steam of it being f2p, neither have we ever heard of it during the funding period. Actually they could be in breach with Kickstartes ToS, where it says if a project creator isn't willing to fulfill his promises he's got to refund. Yes, they will state they are still in Beta and it's not the finished game, but there's been no mention of Godus being free2play, so at least the project was misleading from the beginning.

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      Creator Richard Olpin on April 1

      It's a real shame the UK doesn't have the equivalent of a class action law suit, because it seems to me this whole KS is bordering on actual criminal fraud.

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      Creator Richard Olpin on April 1

      This from the guy who said he HATES the whole F2P market..

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      Creator Richard Olpin on April 1

      And again: "You're making a free-to-play game...

      PM: Well, no - we're making a game which you can download for free. Let's leave it at that."

      So, why exactly was it a benefit of a higher pledge to get an additional download of a FREE TO DOWNLOAD game?

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      Creator spacedyemeerkat on April 1

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-04-01-the-godus-problem

      I've backed quite a few projects through Kickstarter knowing that some will turn out to be great, some poor and some just average; I accept that.

      This is the first one where I've regretted my decision before the game has even been released. And it's not because of the game itself - although it seems spectacularly weak to date - but because I feel I've genuinely been mislead, almost as if Peter Molyneux has deliberately cashed in the remaining good faith that gamers of a certain age had in him.

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      Creator Mark O'Toole on March 29

      So I've just read this interview of you Peter, http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-03-25-molyneux-on-why-godus-is-probably-22cans-last-game

      And it just just makes my blood boil. You still don't get it. People just wanted a sodding God game! No hidden shops, no monetisation of any kind, whether it's subtle and unforced or not. But you couldn't do it, could you? Even after the gem shop backlash you still has to creep that crap in somewhere.

      You've messed up your last chance to show you haven't completely lost it. RIP Bullfrog. It took a while, but I'm finally willing to admit you are gone for good.

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      Creator Alex - Mostly Harmless on March 24

      They actually have a game? Amazing! Can you show me where to get it all I seem to find is a landscaping simulator with a large amount of pointless clicking.

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      Creator stuefi on March 24

      havent been here for a while...
      where can i collect my game? is there an android version yet?
      thx

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      Creator Niels on March 14

      Well for another 10$ it will be built instantly.
      Mobile in Game App Purchase Style

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      Creator lordkosc on March 13

      My Godus , all the timers! 20 minutes to wait for a house to get built? What?

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      Creator Philip Coutts on March 12

      It's alive!!!!!

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      Creator Kapah on March 12

      when Android / iOS beta will start ? Never ?

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      Creator zdsdead - Gimp of the WOM on March 12

      "we’ve been quiet for a long long time, but there’s a good reason for this"

      Absolute Rubbish!!! There is NO excuse at all for the way that we the backers have been treated over the past months, so dont try and peddle out meaningless excuses. We were lied too by PM on his last video update with regard to communication etc, and I think the damage done to this project, runs very deep.

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      Creator Jonathan Blunden on March 11

      They're streaming right now if you can withstand hearing
      "This is a demonstration of wirecast" every 30 seconds.
      http://www.twitch.tv/22cans

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      Creator Chris Mead on March 11

      For those that have not yet seen, the forum has news that the new beta will be available tomorrow.

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      Creator Niels on March 10

      I still wait for the advertisement:
      Now with 50% more clicking
      100% Non click free
      For every click, you get another one free, to click by yourself

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      Creator Ashley Taylor on March 6

      Just a quick tweet, or some short video, or anything really, we just would like to know what's happening with the game we invested in!

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      Creator ingognito on March 5

      +1

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      Creator Mulerider on March 2

      - No updates , no communication. The development of this project has been a big disappointment. I will NEVER help support one of Peter Molyneux grand but ultimately empty promises again.

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      Creator Albert Soler on February 25

      22Cans.com seems to be responding ok.

      Godus at the beginning of Feb: http://instagram.com/p/j_qZ7WQCCl/ looks like there's still a lot going on.

      If 22cans are crunching to drop a major update around GDC that might explain the lack of updates.

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      Creator Styggron on February 24

      Not good is it Chris.

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      Creator Chris Mead on February 23

      22Cans.com not responding. No updates for over two months. Gone bust?

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      Creator amigacooke on February 23

      I too can't reach 22Cans website or forum.

      This sad as various reputations are taking a pounding:

      Peter Molyneux - you sometimes wonder if in all his previous companies Peter had somebody to keep him in check, someone who was actually concerned with delivering practical outcomes. A genius gone very wrong.

      22Cans - a fledgling company that will never fledge it seems.

      KickStarter - KS can protest it's only the messenger, but with high profile failures the platform will suffer. It's human nature.

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      Creator Richard Olpin on February 23

      "During GODUS’s development there will be many instances where specific decisions need to be taken and choices made. As a valued supporter we see you as part of the Project, so you’ll be able to suggest, comment and vote to determine many elements of the game. As you’ll discover, designing games is intriguing."

      Oh really? When's that going to happen then?

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      Creator Richard Olpin on February 23

      @Larry Barriere
      - That's contrary to what we'd previously been told that the game would be seemless across platforms, that we could play on the desktop, then pick up the same homeworld on the phone/iPad later. If it's f2p on mobile and not on desktop then that's clearly not the case is it.

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      Creator Richard Olpin on February 23

      - No updates to your backers for months.
      - Your website's down
      - No updates on twitter
      - No posts on here for weeks

      We know Sam's leaving, though even he's not posted on twitter for a couple of days now either, have you locked him away too? He was the only personal really communicating with the *backers* - you know the people who put the funding up to get you started on the game.

      If ever there was an example of how *not* to launch a crowdfunding project this is it.

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      Creator Richard Thombs on February 21

      Absolutely disgusted with the lack of communication, feel like I totally wasted my money.

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      Creator amigacooke on February 19

      Two months of silence. Difficult to draw positive conclusions from that.

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      Creator amigacooke on February 19

      From the Godus forum

      "Thanks for the fish

      Post by Sam » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:35 pm

      It's not easy writing this message to you, our backing community. I feel like I know most of you personally. It wasn't easy writing a similar message to the entire team either. I'll keep it simple: it's with great regret that I have handed in my resignation at 22cans. It wasn't an easy decision and I love the guys on the team.

      I'll be here for 2 more months to tend to my transition period, so it's not the last you've seen of me. And if you want to stay in touch the best way is probably Twitter on twitter.com/samvantilburgh

      I wish 22cans the best of luck with their futures. So long and thanks for all the fish!"

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      Creator Larry Barriere on February 18

      Regarding updates. The last update talked about completely re-doing alot of the ai work so I don't expect we'll see anything for a while. Unless you guys really want to play a game where all the sprites are just text with information about what they're doing.

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      Creator Larry Barriere on February 18

      According to Sam, the Invest-to-Play version of the game is for the Iphone only. NOT the pc version that we all have. I think it's been mentioned about a million times now by them that the PC version will not have any in game purchases.

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      Creator Stuart Hacking on February 18

      Quoted from a moderator on the backer forum, this is the procedure to request a refund:

      """
      https://22cans.zendesk.com/anonymous_requests/new

      Hello there _______,
      Refunds are dealt with on a personal basis. Eligibility for refunds has not really been discussed with me, so I am uncertain if anyone ever has been given one. However, if you feel you are entitled to a refund, please use the link provided above to request it, or information about it.

      Your question will be in regard with 'billing and payment'.

      I wish you good luck. I would advise you to be as concise and explanatory as to why you feel you are entitled to a refund. The people that will deal with your ticket are very good men. It will be dealt with in honesty and full seriousness.
      """

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      Creator Niels Vandekeybus on February 18

      how do refunds work on kickstarter? are we on our own?

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      Creator * (deleted) on February 18

      Godus and Shroud of the Avatar, good examples of old scum, future flop.

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      Creator Kristoffer Kaae on February 18

      Invest-To-Play.....

      We already invested in their ideas, we should not have to be met with this kind of disappointment.

      It is sad that developers rely on cheesy income strategies instead of letting their product earn its worth.
      I am sure that if there were any mention of having an ingame real money shop, they would not have made their funding target.

      I can't say I am not disappointed.

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      Creator Richard Olpin on February 17

      So, having backed it at the BENEFACTOR level, I'm entitled to two copies of the game... GREAT, two copies of a f2p clickfest, so perhaps I can pay them twice as much money for the priviledge of letting them shaft us!

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      Creator Andrew Camilleri on February 17

      It's been on steam for half the price already for months.

      And the game itself seems to be headed in the EA/Zynga direction.

      I wish we could get a refund for all the deception, I can see why so many people were skeptical of Peter.

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      Creator Howie on February 15

      It will be in a Steam sale for half what we paid soon enough ;) We've been F'd in the A

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      Creator Rodney on February 15

      I am posting what has happened here with this project and how we have been completely abandoned by Peter M and 22 cans on EVERY game forum and game site and Steam and everywhere that I can.. If Peter dont think this will affect sales of his game, he is more blind then I thought he was.. Word of mouth can be your best friend or your best enemy.. I will make sure word gets out loud and clear..

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      Creator Shawn Jones on February 15

      Still no updates, feedback, or dev notes communicated to the backers or early access players on steam, but Peter has time to go off gallivanting around giving interviews about the mobile version? That's how we find out info about the game instead off through official channels. The official support forums are abandoned and full of spam. This is not what we supported.

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      Creator Kristan Alicesun on February 15

      Unless this game makes an amazing recovery, I'm pretty sure KS backers are done supporting Peter. I hesitantly backed, afraid of his famous flakiness. But I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. He promises a small God game for the PC that will take 8-9 months... that is not what we have. What we have 13 months later is an alpha build that resembles a tablet style cow clicker.

      Peter & 22cans lied by omission when they didn't tell KS backers that any part/version of this game was F2P. And what really pisses me off is that they continually ignore the harm their 'monetization' schemes do the design of the game. Even if the PC version has none of the schemes alluded to in the most recent interview, it doesn't mean that this approach won't screw up the game.

      The only news we hear is from a Android site where Peter talks more about having monetisation 'that hasn't existed before'. What exactly does that mean for backers here & early access people on Steam? For the love of us gods, please give us some feedback. It's been almost 2 months!

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      Creator Rodney on February 14

      LOVE this part... Typical Peter M...

      "And it will be as "fresh and as new and as different from anything you've ever seen in any game", he adds, in one of his now-typical promise-the-moon sales pitches."

      Peter missed his real calling.. He should have been a shady used car salesmen...

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