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A real free-to-play strategy game inside a social network where you play as a God to collect many believers and increase your power. Read more

Lisbon, Portugal Games
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 18, 2013.

A real free-to-play strategy game inside a social network where you play as a God to collect many believers and increase your power.

Lisbon, Portugal Games
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# UPDATE 3: Kickstarter Facebook Challenge

Hi GodZ's Backers and "not already" backers! This information is specially for you...

We have a challenge in our Facebook page for everyone, incluiding backers, to help us and support our Kickstarter Campaign, and It's easy:

- You must be a kickstarter "backer" (min £1) - IF YOU AREN'T ALREADY, PLEDGE NOW!
- Invite you friends and family to support us
- Share, comment and make a like on our post and page, asking people to support us... and in the end of our Kickstarter campaign, the most active fan and if we get funded from Kickstarter.. you win the amazing rewards of the GODZ CHARACTER PACK!

Click here to submit this challenge: https://www.facebook.com/godzgame/app_235579073179527

Your support is very important to us and thanks once again

# UPDATE 2: Art and Gameplay - Sneak Peek 2

HI,

this is our second update showing you the next preview of GodZ's Gameplay.This time we show you how to perform miracles, attacks and configure your defense. This is not the absolute final art, but we are soon getting there.

Don't forget to visit our facebook page

Thanks to our fans and backers... If you haven't pledged yet...DO IT...and the GodZ will be with you ;)

# UPDATE 1: Art and Gameplay - Sneak Peek 1

HI,

this is our first update. This will show you a small preview of GodZ's Gameplay concerning basic actions. This is not the absolute final art, but we are soon getting there.

The next update will show you how to make miracles and other cool stuff.

Don't forget to visit our facebook page

Thanks to our fans and backers... If you haven't pledged yet...DO IT...and the GodZ will be with you ;)

GodZ will be a real free-to-play strategy game and it has born from our will and creativity. In early 2011,we decided to create a video games company to develop games within the idea of implement what we would like to see in a vídeo game. We are young, but bold and full of new ideas. From that time we came a long way and now...it’s up to you.

GodZ was initially created as an epic story with its  own universe of characters, locations and events. We felt that this story could be the beginning of many things so we created many elements that are now part of GodZ’s.

This story embraces the creation of many universes, many worlds and  a new mythology which presents us with a race of divine creatures called GodZ.

The Comic Strips explain the begining of all and the creation of the 5 most ancient GodZ. This represents a prequel to the Game where other parts of GodZ’s story will be told.

Although this story has unique characteristics, the game will give the chance to any player to be a part of the main plot and to be forever linked to a series of happenings

All the story names were given using the ancient language created for GodZ called Gomrha. Thus, for instance, all GodZ’s names have meanings:

Kesha (God of Life): Kiss of Life
Kesha (God of Life): Kiss of Life
Afexha (Goddess of Death): Woman of Rotten Look
Afexha (Goddess of Death): Woman of Rotten Look
Sanon (God of War): Man Strong as a Rock
Sanon (God of War): Man Strong as a Rock
Sasha (Goddess of Love): Spicy Kiss
Sasha (Goddess of Love): Spicy Kiss
Thon (God of Fire): Man of Fire
Thon (God of Fire): Man of Fire

Creating the script is one step, the other is the visual part. Our choice, as Manga fans was to create the concept art in Manga with a big Mayan culture and technology inspiration. We call it Mayatech

So GodZ is much more than a game. It’s a new world where many adventures can be created in many ways.

We assume ourselves as nerds, so we created a language for GodZ and we called it Gomrha. Why this name? Because in the ancient language of the GodZ it means Sky’s People Language. Gomrha is a simple language that evolved from studies about Nostratic (the first known human language that originated all others).

At this time, the prequel of the Game is being told in our Comic Strips. Here goes the story's source which is represented in our comic strips:

After the creation of the first universe, a primer shred of conscience was born. It just appeared and had no matter, but soon it realized it had to evolve. So, it consumed itself and the Universe, creating in the process a new one with 2 powerful creatures: the GodZ. One had the power of creation and birth and was named Kesha; the other had the power of death and destruction and was named Afexha. Together they created new universes, new suns and new worlds in a dance of creation and destruction, perfectly balanced.

Inside these many universes, many half-breed sons and daughters of both were allowed to live. This blend between GodZ and creature worshiped the power of creation in favour of all others. Afexha, raging with envy, felt betrayed.

So the war began, and the wreckage took place. Kesha felt the war could be lost so he decided to create 3 sons: from his bones he created Sanon, strong as a rock and made him God of War; from his heart, he created Sasha, the most beautiful creature of all Universes and made her the Goddess of Love. From his tears, Thon was created, God of Fire, able to give light and warmth even when only darkness and cold prevail.

After this, Afexha, felt the weakness of Kesha and used his powers to steal his life, and Kesha perished."  

If you check out our channels - Facebook, Twitter and forum - to follow the story. This first part will end in the moment where the game’s story begins.

GodZ is a Strategy Social Game. The enphasis must be put on the strategy side. We believe that fully featured strategy games can exist in social platforms. The same has been seen in many browser games that developed their own social systems. So why not to take in our advantage a social system already built to produce a game where all the social part can boost the ingame experience?

This is our challenge and fear not: we don't intend to develop a game where you need your friends' permanent help to make a move. The network will be used to expand your land’s knowledge and to improve your interactions.

GodZ has it’s own concepts:

  • Ohras: Ohras means Shiny Rock in the Ancient GodZ’s Language. Ohras is the most precious item in the game because it represents the game’s coin. Ingame, the Ohras will give you access to powerful items that could give you strategic advantage in the game. In fact, 1 Ohra has a value of £0.08 ($0,13 or €0,10).

  • Chapters: As said earlier, GodZ has a storyline and the game itself unfolds in chapters. Each Chapter has an end, and each end has a winner. So there is a notion of game ending, as the story rushes to that end.
  • You can be part of it: The storyline of the game will have many events and every player can be a part of it and be forever linked to the story.
  • Religions: This is an importante part of the Game. You can join other players (friends or not) and group in religions, which will give much more power to each player.
  • AI: It will exist a virtual player that will control a common enemy. In the first chapter it will be Afexha. Her behavior will be inteligent and her interactions with each player will be different according to many variables.
  • Conquer: Being a God is not hard but it has its tricks. You’ll have to influence your followers to go to war and conquer other players' territories or found new cities.
  • Believers: The number of believers will be the power source of each God. So you’ll have to get as many as you can. Their prayers and their sacrifices will be crucial to your strategy.
  • Miracles: As a God, you’ll be able to perform miracles to help your believers in their tasks, whether collecting resources, attack others or evangelize other cities.
  • Converting: you can have prophets and you can ‘walk the land’ and convert your enemy's believers to be yours, increasing your strenght and weakening your enemies.
  • Management:  You have to balance your believers between resources and the military. This is very important for the strenght of your lands and your own as a God.
  • Military:  You can train a believer to be part of your Holy Army or convert him to a prophet. It all depends of your goal.
  • Choice: As a God you can be a part of a religion or not. Belonging to a religion, you’ll still have your individual goals, but you will also have to attend your religion’s needs ...and there will be many. You can choose to help your fellow GodZ or not. But don’t forget there can be times that it’s you the one who’ll need help.
  • StoryLine: You can play without caring much for the storyline, but don’t worry, the storyline will find you. You will not be the center of the game; there will be a world in constant change and all interactions ultimately can affect you. Also, there will be some events that will have huge effect in all players.
  • Short Game: GodZ will be a strategy game with a storyline that can be followed. However, if you like pure strategy,  you can setup and play short games with other players  which are RTS (Real Time Strategy). These are much shorter in time. The short games will not be linked to the main story.
  • After Chapter 1: The Comic Strips reveals a story told in every place in the universe and the first chapter of the game will happen in a certain planet (in the future you will know why). But after this, the future chapters will take place in many places.

Imagine that you have a dream, an idea that you feel that is great but you know you need help. How to solve that puzzle?

Well, we are solving it day-in-day-out, but the pursuit of quality and greatness or, as someone would say, of awesomeness, is expensive and, as game lovers, we want to do the best. Kickstarter is the means that can make that possible.

We are creating something new and we want to show that you can make any kind of games in any platform, so, we know that it’s possible to have a great strategy game in a social network. We are not taking the easy path. GodZ is different from any game you know on Facebook and we assume the risk to be innovative. But in order to prove our belief, we need Kickstarter and we need you.

From the begining of this adventure we took many paths and we walked many dirt roads to get here.

Now we need a last push and happily for us and many like us, kickstarter exists and makes it possible to clean the dirt of the road.

So come on and walk with us and we’ll show you our dream. Hopefully...it will be yours too.

These are all our packs. Don't forget that we offer you the opportunity to be a part of our next series of Comic Strips as an Extra or as a Character. This is a special offer and it isn't part of any pack.

If you really, really like us and we get more funds than what we are asking, we can assure you that all will be invested in GodZ. We have a vision of many things that we could do with more funds, so it’s up to you. If it happens to be the case we will tell our ideas here.

In order to begin this project we applied to a state fund. We got the fund to a project that includes 4 games and 2 sets of R&D work for the AI modules.  For the 4 games we got approximately £314.000 but we can only use £78.000 for GodZ. Our costs in GodZ development are £125.000. The remaining £47.000 are needed to finish the art, to create all the sounds, to develop the desktop client (Windows and Mac OS X) and to promote GodZ. GodZ is much more than a Game: it's a story, a hole new universe and if we get more than we're asking, all of it will be used in improving the story elements, the game experience and the rewards.

That’s it. We just want to thank you for helping us building this game. We truly want to give you a new story and a new mythology. You will be the most important part of it.

Risks and challenges

We are a startup following an idea, a dream and a quest: to build a games company from scratch. We want to share our ideas and Facebook is a good platform to begin. As we told before, it is possible to make a quality strategy game and this is one of GodZ's goals: to prove this point. So this is our challenge.

However, as in any startup, money is a problem and the quality and detail that we can give to GodZ is affected by this issue. This is our risk: without getting fund by Kickstarter we can’t implement the detail and quality that we want for GodZ.

That’s it. We just want to thank you for helping us building this game. We truly want to give you a new story and a new mythology. You will be the most important part of it.e stated the fundamental issues where the money will be used in, but if you really like us there are further improvements that can be made like the production of more comic strips or making a better RTS experience. We will state all the further improvements if there is a chance to get more than we asked.

GodZ has just born as a concept and we want it to be a new world of adventures with games and stories. This project is the first of many and with that said you can be a part of it.

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    Special thanks in the backers’ zone and 5 Ohras (points used to get virtual items in the game)

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    Special thanks in the backers’ zone + 1 Exclusive Kickstarter Desktop Wallpaper with one of the GodZ + 10 Ohras

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    Special thanks in the backers’ zone + 1 Exclusive Kickstarter ingame item + 1 Exclusive Kickstarter Desktop Wallpaper with one of the GodZ + 20 Ohras

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    2 backers

    1 exclusive ingame item + 3 Exclusive Kickstarter Desktop Wallpaper with one of the GodZ + GODZ BASIC PACK - Special thanks in the backers’ zone + access to the exclusive backers’ group + PDF file with GodZ comic strips + 50 Ohras

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    GODZ BETA PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + Digital Copy of GodZ Desktop Client + 5 Exclusive Kickstarter Desktop Wallpaper with one of the GodZ + Be a Beta Tester + 110 Ohras.

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    GODZ ART PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + Exclusive PDF file with all GodZ Art, T-Shirt GodZ + GodZ's poster autographed by the team + 200 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ COIN PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + Ancient bronze coin of the GodZ + PDF file with the ancient language of the GodZ + 250 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ FAN PHOTO PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + Photo mount with the backer and a God of the backer's choice + Download of the digital copy of GodZ Soundtrack + 310 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ INGAME PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + 1 Ingame Avatar named with the backer's name, 1 GodZ's Cap + 490 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ MISSION PACK- All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + You can write a Mission for the game co-working with the writer + Hardcover Book with all GodZ's art + skype talk with all the team + 600 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    Have a Map Region (each region has 16 cities) named after the backer + GODZ CHARACTER PACK. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ CHARACTER PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + Digital portrait of the backer ingame as a God’s Counsellor + Hardcover Book about GodZ Language + 900 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    Be an Extra in the second series of GodZ COMIC STRIPS + GODZ CHARACTER PACK. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    Be an Afexa's General with his picture drawn based on the backer + Hardcover Book about GodZ Language + 1500 Ohras + GODZ MISSION PACK. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ SILVER PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + You can write 2 more missions for the game, co-working with the writer + 1 prophets mantle of a god of your choice + 1200 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    Be a Character in the second series of GodZ's COMIC STRIPS + GODZ SILVER PACK. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ GOLD PACK - All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + 1 Action Figure of Kesha + Meet GodZ Team Personally (Voyage and Hotel expenses not included) + 2500 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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    GODZ PLATINIUM PACK- All Previous Packs (except Ohras points) + Co-producer of all Chapter’s One story + Map Quadrant named after the backer + 5000 Ohras. PLEASE ADD £15 for international shipping.

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