Christmas and Gore
Just shy of 24 hours to go before our Kickstarter finishes and we're still seeing great progress on making our stretch goals. The whole 22cans team is over the moon about your support for our vision. Thank you so much for backing us successfully. We are now able to make GODUS, and because we couldn't have done it without you, we are now going to do it with you! Enjoy the ride - it's going to be fantastic.
You are probably thinking about Christmas now. We've got you covered…any gamers you know, people who maybe played the original Populous or Dungeon Keeper, you can now get them a very special gift! We will send all our backers their printable version shortly after our Kickstarter finishes so you can print this and gift it you anyone you like.
Will There Be Blood?
This is Jack at 22cans! So Peter and I have been debating an element of GODUS… When it comes to the competitive and smiting aspects of the game, your little followers will inevitably perish. When this happens we are wondering whether there should be blood. Due to aspects such as maturity ratings affecting sales, and aesthetic sensibility, proper gore is surprisingly a rarity in violent games. Personally I feel that as an indie, we are free of corporate shackles to worry about violence affecting sales, and on an emotional level, I think it can be quite powerful to feel the contrast between the peaceful daily lives of a town you have built and then seeing those followers become the victims of blood-thirsty battles.
I don't think overly comedic blood like Happy Wheels is the way to go, but just a level that emphasises the violence in a negative light. Peter on the other hand says that as a father he feels that there should be no violence. We did discuss this in a video recently but it was too violent for broadcast! Either way, we thought it was important to ask the backers how they felt. Should there be graphic violence? Should it be completely clean? Should it be an optional switch? Let us know.
Also if you missed our live broadcast yesterday you can watch the recorded show here, you'll see us take a pizza delivery from Skulburn, reach 49,004 before a troll withdraws their £5,000 pledge, reach our goal and the team does a little dance for everyone.
Thank you everyone, the final countdown has begun!