An endorsement, a video, meet Paul and a wallpaper
We have now reached the significant 60% funded milestone! With a little over a week to go before the end of our Kickstarter campaign this is important and we're now moving into the final push. We're really hopeful we will make or goal, but we need backers to do it, so please keep helping us by spreading the word.
Someone we greatly admire (for having invented Minecraft, a game we absolutely adore) said something nice about us on Twitter. We're a modest crowd but at this stage in our funding campaign we didn't want to keep that to ourselves;
The good people from Yogscast also have a new video, this time they sit down and talk to Peter about Godus.
A lot of you have also been asking for wallpapers of some of the Godus artwork that we have released. Here is a teaser; again we will be sending out an update to backers only later tonight with a download link so you can use these to customise your desktop, laptop or tablets!
Q: Can you tell us what you do at 22cans?
A: I'm a member of the programming team. On Curiosity I worked mostly on the sound, user interface, tools, and many other gameplay features.
Q: What work are you most looking forward to doing on GODUS?
A: I'm looking forward to making the little guys fight each other in epic battles, the terrain sculpting, and creating anything else that makes the user feel in control and immersed in the game.
Q: What are you working on today?
A: I spent today changing how the player adjusts the terrain. Sculpting the land is going to be a very important strategic part of Godus, so we're trying out a few different techniques to ensure we get the experience just right.
Q: What’s the best thing about working at 22cans?
A: There's a great atmosphere of creativity and innovation here, and everyone is really passionate about what they do.
Q: What are your favourite games?
A: The games that really draw me in are those which have a creative and immersive story/world, or which have a great strategy depth. On far too many occasions to be healthy, I've had to stop playing Civilisation IV or Alpha Centauri due to the morning sunlight coming in my window reminding me that I need to sleep. Recently, I've enjoyed playing Braid, Mass Effect, and Portal.
Q: What is the best feature you have ever seen in a game?
A: Obviously, the portal gun was great, but I think the level editor is by far the best feature.
Q: What pledge tier would you recommend people pledge at?
A: £999 of course to get the jewellery; bling and videos games. What more could anyone want?
Q: What do you have for lunch?
A: We convinced Peter to buy a toastie maker a few months ago, despite his claims that we'd only use it for a month and then chuck it in the cupboard. As a result, I make a special effort to use it at least once a week to justify its existence.
Also for all our new backers (or those who missed it the first time around) we wanted to highlight some of the press coverage that Godus has received. There's a lot more on our Pinterest board for Godus;
- BBC "Peter Molyneux seeks Kickstarter cash for god game reboot" (link)
- Eurogamer "Molyneux's Project Godus Kickstarter inches over halfway mark with just 11 days to go" (link)
- PCGAMER "Peter Molyneux on GODUS: Co-op, Kickstarter, and being “a god with unbelievable prowess” (link)
That's it for today, we are ordering a take-away to finish the outstanding work items on our prototype, Tomorrow Peter is back in the office. Have a wonderful day!
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BACKER- You get access to our exclusive backer forums. You also get the heartfelt thanks from the team at 22cans.Estimated delivery:
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STUDENT - You'll receive a beta key to test GODUS with us and will also get access to our exclusive student forums where you'll get feedback on your game design and any career advice you might need. This is perfect for any students who are currently studying game design and/or development. Everyone will also get access to an online masterclass session and we will look at some of our tools together The university with the highest number of students who pledged will also receive a guest lecture by Peter. This tier is only for students and you'll need to confirm your university after our campaign is finished but it can also be used as an add-on for any other reward tier.Estimated delivery:
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FOLLOWER - You get one digital downloadable copy of GODUS plus access to our exclusive backer forums. You also get the heartfelt thanks from the team at 22cans.Estimated delivery:
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SUPPORTER - You get one digital downloadable copy of GODUS plus access to the GODUS beta version (playable but unfinished) and also round-the-clock access to the 22cans development webcam once project GODUS is in full production (may be mildly and ironically NSFW). Plus an in-game achievement – a trophy only Kickstarters will ever receive, streaming access to the Making of GODUS documentaries and video updates and also a PDF of the GODUS design document. Plus everything a BACKER gets.Estimated delivery:
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BELIEVER - You get one digital downloadable copy of GODUS plus access to the GODUS beta version (playable but unfinished) and also round-the-clock access to the 22cans development webcam once project GODUS is in full production (may be mildly and ironically NSFW). Plus an in-game achievement – a trophy only Kickstarters will ever receive, streaming access to the Making of GODUS documentaries and video updates and also a PDF of the GODUS design document. Plus everything a BACKER gets.Estimated delivery:
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BENEFACTOR - You get an additional digital downloadable copy of GODUS plus access to the GODUS beta version (playable but unfinished) and your name will appear on the '22cans website roll call of thanks', you will be granted your own in-game pet or familiar (a mystical animal who’s unique to you) in GODUS. Plus everything else a SUPPORTER gets and @22cans will follow you avidly on Twitter.Estimated delivery:
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PATRON - You get TWO digital downloadable copies of GODUS plus TWO access keys to the beta version (playable but unfinished) and your name will appear on the '22cans website roll call of thanks', you will be granted TWO of your own in-game pet or familiar (a mystical animal who’s unique to you) in GODUS. Plus everything else a SUPPORTER gets and @22cans will follow you avidly on Twitter. All tiers above PATRON will also receive this additional copy and beta key.Estimated delivery:
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ACOLYTE - You get all the previous rewards (BENEFACTOR, SUPPORTER and BACKER), plus a third digital copy of the game (this TIER makes a good HOLIDAY SEASON GODUS GIFT, see details on our page). Your name will also appear on a Curiosity layer for the duration of a layer, assuming the experiment hasn’t concluded.Estimated delivery:
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ASSOCIATE - You get one special digital edition of GODUS, which includes a personalised title screen for your copy of GODUS and a non-digital but exclusive 22cans GODUS teeshirt. It also comes with an exclusive Kickstarter level and you get an unlock code for an exclusive GODUS god power. Plus you get everything an ACOLYTE gets (your special edition replaces the other three normal editions from the previous rewards).Estimated delivery:Add £10 to ship outside the UK
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PARTNER - You get two special digital GODUS editions. Your followers in your Homeworld will carve a statue of your image. You also get access to GODUS Alpha where you can download and test the game with the 22cans team (not onsite). You also get an in-game credit – your name will appear for all to see. Finally, your teeshirt will be signed by anyone or everyone at 22cans, including Peter Molyneux.Estimated delivery:Add £10 to ship outside the UK
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VALKYRIE - You get the three special digital GODUS editions that a PARTNER gets, with an exclusive Godus Wishing Well, inspired by the Temple in Dungeon Keeper, for your Homeworld. Sacrificing the right items will gain you bonuses! Plus you also get a GODUS design/art book signed by anyone or everyone at 22cans. And you get everything else a PARTNER gets. (Please note that any tier above VALKYRIE will also get the Wishing Well).Estimated delivery:Add £10 to ship outside the UK
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ELEMENTAL - You get the three special digital GODUS editions that a PARTNER gets plus a GODUS design/art book signed by anyone or everyone at 22cans, including Peter Molyneux. You also get a visually stunning and beautifully-framed print of GODUS artwork. This classy limited edition is numbered. Plus you get everything else a PARTNER gets.Estimated delivery:Add £10 to ship outside the UK
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IMMORTAL - You get four special digital GODUS editions (includes those a PARTNER gets), plus an in-game character will be named to whatever you wish (within reason), it will display a unique personality and look which you create with the team’s help. This character will appear in every person's Homeworld. You also get a unique physical figurine of your character. Worldwide shipping is included! Plus you get everything a PARTNER gets.Estimated delivery:
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DEITY - You get a real, exclusive piece of hand engraved GODUS Titanium jewellery, hand made and beset with one sparkling real diamond. Diamonds are forever (this TIER makes a lovely HOLIDAY SEASON GODUS GIFT, see details on our page). Plus you can help design GODUS and can name an in-game power to anything you wish (subject to legal and moral restrictions, of course). Plus you get everything a PARTNER gets.Estimated delivery:
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IDOL - You get everything a DEITY gets, plus a monthly Skype design meeting with the team during the development of Godus, a 22cans design workshop in Guildford, England with Peter Molyneux, who will help craft your design ideas. You’ll also be treated to a lively design session over dinner at Peter Molyneux’s house. Accommodation and flights are not included.Estimated delivery:
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GOD OF GODS - You’ll receive a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit E3; The Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in June 2013. You’ve arrive there as the guest of honour of Peter Molyneux and the 22cans team. You’ll be given a coveted VIP pass and will, should you wish, agree to be interviewed with Peter for G4 TV. E3 is the world’s leading electronics show. Chances like this to attend as a VIP with developers of the calibre of 22cans are of course extremely rare. Flights and accommodation are included. Plus you also get everything a DEITY gets (excluding the jewellery).Estimated delivery:
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