Designing GODUS Update #4
We have to admit, Kickstarter is like the wildest roller coaster we've ever been on. Lets start with an update on where Project GODUS currently is. There are a lot of ideas, not just from the team at 22cans but also our community. One of our programmers 'Fabs' has been working the last few days on a prototype with Jack (design) and Tim and Mattia (art), which is being build right now. We hope to be able to show you this prototype next week and ask Fabs a few questions. At the same time the design team (Jack and Peter) have been writing the design document. Should we (hopefully) find ourselves in a position where GODUS gets made, after successfully reaching our Kickstarter goal, then we can immediately start on its development.
A smaller look into GODUS today in preparation for a bigger update tomorrow. Peter and an ill Jack elaborate on the details concerning good v's evil gameplay and strategic v's sandbox challenges. After this, Peter talks about some meticulous details concerning the civilisation that will live in your world. He also asks you (our backers) how you feel about some of the troublesome followers who you will lead in the game.
One idea that Peter wants your feedback on is the idea of troublesome followers; characters you will find who give you bonuses;
- Immortal Bob - He is almost utterly indestructible; with a lot of funny lines (idea directly from B&W) and you have to find the way to kill of Immortal Bob to get that belief bonus.
- Suicidal Sid - He just wants to end it all, he will rush to nearest cliff and - like a lemming - dive off. If you keep him alive you get a bonus.
- Fragile Fiona - She's the opposite of Bob, the smallest shock and she'll kick the bucket (Monty Python inspired) but if you keep her alive long enough you get belief bonus.
All these characters appear in Homeworld. We love the humour side or is it too trivial? Please give us your feedback in the comments.
Our European and American friends have been asking us about the payment method and conversion rates. Unfortunately this is completely out of our control and seeing how we're a UK company we have to list our reward tiers in Pounds Sterling. However, when you get to the checkout using the WorldPay service (Amazon unfortunately is not an option either as a UK company) the amount will be listed in your own local currency. However, to help everyone we've made a Currency Conversion Chart:
Thank you for reading today's update and we will speak to you all again tomorrow.
All the best,