Today, we're excited to announce that next chapter in the Godus franchise, Godus Wars, releases into Steam Early Access for Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
All Kickstarter backers will be receiving Godus Wars as a free update to Godus on Steam within the next 24 hours.
“Godus Wars is the exciting, new addition of combat into the Godus universe; mixing intricate real-time strategy gameplay with the unique land transformation of Godus. The development of Godus Wars proves that 22cans are never a company to back down from a challenge. All Kickstarter backers and previous Godus owners on Steam will be receiving Godus Wars as a major, free update.” said 22cans CEO, Simon Phillips.
In Godus Wars, the task before you is simple - Conquer the world. Choose between FOUR playable Deities, each with unique play styles, powers and abilities as you battle against a range of devious and dangerous opposing Deities.
Use your God-like might to battle over SEVEN varied continents, through 150+ uniquely designed and modifiable levels.
Collect over TWENTY different Power Cards with thousands of variations and use them to gain the upper hand in battle.
Control expansive armies with up to 50 different unit types from Archers to Catapults.
Wield EIGHT mighty God Powers to bring devastating destruction or protection to your followers.
Maps that change as you play with the unique deformable land - No two battles will ever be the same!
The initial Early Access release includes: Over 70 unique and deformable levels, 4 playable Deities with a range of abilities, 2 base unit types - Archers & Catapults!, 20 cards - God Powers, Troop Buffs and Power Card, 2 Deity opponents - including Bryan Henderson and the original Godus included.
When is combat coming out?
Right now! With the release of Godus Wars, combat finally makes it’s full introduction into the Godus universe. Peter has always considered Godus being two games: one tranquil, peaceful and the other war-like with bloody battles taking place across the unique lands.
Have you abandoned Godus?!
Not at all! The release of Wars proves that we are still dedicated to Godus and everyone who owns or has previously purchased Godus, already has Godus Wars! Yes! Godus Wars is free for all previous Godus Kickstarter backers & owners.
How many people have been working on Godus and what are their roles?
12 people have worked on Godus Wars.
Peter and Konrad - Design
Dimitri, Gary, Ryan & Richard - Programming
Annah - Art
Ian - Audio
Anthony & Turner - Production
Martin - QA
Tony - GUI
What about the winner of Curiosity - Bryan Henderson?!
Bryan is featured in Godus Wars! He can be seen as an opposing deity on one of the continents.
Why Early Access?
We’re using Early Access to gather balancing feedback and gauge player reaction as we work towards a feature complete release.
Early Access will allow our users and loyal Kickstarter backers to try out and provide detailed feedback in order for us to deliver a more polished, optimised and balanced game upon release!
The release of Wars demonstrates that we are still dedicated to Godus.
Everyone who owns or has previously purchased Godus, already has Godus Wars! Yes! Godus Wars is free for all previous Godus Kickstarter backers & owners - It should auto-magically appear in your steam library, if it doesnt please let us know!
What's the plan with the Godus backer rewards at this point? When will people be receiving those?
We're continuing to work through the release of the Kickstarter backer rewards. The Art of Godus backer book was sent out to the appropriate tiers last year and the Early Access launch of Godus Wars brings with it a large collection of Godus design documents (Coming next week) and Documentary has been completed and be released soon.
What will you do with Godus Wars feedback?
We will be collecting all detailed and relevant feedback posted and while we won't be replying to all posts individually, we will be reading everything. Be sure to keep an eye on the Announcements board for Feedback updates!
What is happening to the Godus Steam page now that Godus Wars is out?
Now that Godus Wars & Godus are both available as one package, we will be closing the Godus Store page and removing the higher price from sale. The discussion boards will be left untouched.
And remember - All Kickstarter backers will be receiving Godus Wars as a free update to Godus on Steam!