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1 year ago

That hiking game from Peter Molyneux is coming to PC

What’s the auld rascal up to now? The Trail: Frontier Challenge [official site] is a multiplayer hiking game by 22Cans, the studio headed by Peter Molyneux and responsible for the troubled and still-in-early-access civilisation builder Godus. It's been out on iGizmos for some time, but now it’s coming to Steam, say the developers. I haven’t been keeping track of it but let’s look at this…

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2 years ago

Godus Wars Scraps Surprise In-Game Charges

Godus Wars [official site], the second unfinished Godus game from development team 22Cans, costs £11 on Steam. And until a few moments ago, once you'd battled through the first continent of its combat-focused spin-off, to play any more of the game cost another $5. Yup, this new "free to owners of Godus" early access, severely unfinished game included surprise premium in-game purchases! Unsurprisingly, on discovering…

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Oh Godus! 22cans Release Godus Wars Into Early Access

As if one unfinished Godus game weren't enough, Peter Molyneux's studio 22cans have launched another. Godus Wars arrived [official site] is out on Steam Early Access today. It appears to be a combat-oriented spin-off with the fighty improvements that 22cans had billed as coming to the original Godus. Folks who bought or backed Godus get Godus Wars free, and it even comes with Godus thrown…

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3 years ago

Feature: "I don't think I've ever knowingly lied"

Peter Molyneux Interview: “I haven’t got a reputation in this industry any more”

When Peter Molyneux agreed to speak to me, I knew the interview was going to be tense. I knew that an article we'd posted on Monday, asking what was going on with the development of Godus, had kicked up an enormous storm for 22cans and its boss, with the rest of the gaming press picking up and running with it. So I assumed, when he…

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Feature: God Of Godless

Loss Of Faith: Will Godus Ever Have A God Of Gods?

Eurogamer have published a really superb article in which they speak to Bryan Henderson, the "winner" of Curiosity, who was promised a life-changing prize. That prize turned out to be the role of "God of Gods" in the multiplayer version of Godus, and a share of the money made by the game. Well, a share of the money made by the multiplayer bit of the…

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22cans Confirm Godus Team Shrinkage, Admit Mistakes

Yesterday we reported on the giant mess that 22cans' Godus appears to be in. After a lead developer on the project stated that Kickstarter goals will likely not be met, and woefully dissatisfied backers lamented the lack of progress in the PC version, it appears some damage limitation is now in effect. A new video from the studio attempts to put minds at rest, while…

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Feature: Godus Grief

Oh Godus, What The Hell’s Going On?

Hey, remember Godus?! It was successfully Kickstarted in 2012, despite launching with no video at all, as the name of "Peter Molyneux" still carried enough currency to raise over half a million pounds for his return to the god game genre. Just over two years have gone by, and mobile free-to-play versions of the game launched last year, but what state is the PC development…

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4 years ago

The Abysmal Godus Is No Longer Abysmal, APPARENTLY

Peter Molyneux and 22 Cans' intended Populous heir Godus is the most miserable gaming experience I've had in many a year. It was so crushingly short on joy and cleverness, it seemed like a tech demo made without a design, it seemed to believe Farmville was gaming's future, it was a betrayal of its own heritage, and it was an insult to all that had…

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5 years ago

Feature: Beta Creation

Impressions: Godus

It is 1991. I am eagerly clicking my way into my copy of Populous II, recently purchased from WHSmith (can you imagine!) and Uncle John is watching over my shoulder. He observes for a while, and then says “just looks like a lot of clicking to me.” It is, I say, but there's something going on here, a struggle, a strategy. It is 2013. I…

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Feature: Getting To Know God(us), Pt 2

Molyneux On Religion, Godus’ “Crazy” Single-Player

Peter Molyneux is up to his old tricks again, for better or worse. He's gone gaga for Godus, and he wants the world to hear all about it. And who knows? Maybe this time - finally, after years of squandering his legendary status on unfulfilled promises and mediocre games - he's onto something. Godus certainly sounds fascinating, with Molyneux describing it as a massively polytheistic…

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Feature: Getting To Know God(us), Pt 1

Molyneux Promises Ludicrously Big For Godus

True fact: pretty much all I do is interview Peter Molyneux. I try to do it as much as possible, because that's the only time Jim lets me out of my box. Coincidentally, Molyneux knows a thing or two about boxes. His most recent one, Curiosity, erupted into a poof cloud of half-truths and forgotten promises, but now he's sweeping them away to reveal a…

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Faithful: Godus To Appear On Early Access

The Godus beta will appear for us mortals not in a burning bush, but on Steam. Molyneux and friends' "regenesis" of the god game will appear on September 13th, for $19.99, £14.99 or €18.99. Personally I can't wait to get my hands on it, if just to keep the critical demon which feeds on my soul fed and warm. Rather fetching beta trailer, below.

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Feature: Facing The Facts, Pt 2

Molyneux On GODUS’ Surprise Publisher, Free-To-Play

Peter Molyneux likes to say things - perhaps a little too much, if a few forgotten promises pertaining to Curiosity and GODUS are any indication. Yesterday, he and I discussed Curiosity's aftermath, what it means for GODUS, and why things like a PC version of the almighty floating cubolith never surfaced. Today, we continue that discussion with what exactly the sudden (and very unexpected) addition…

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Feature: Facing The Facts, Pt 1

Molyneux On Curiosity, GODUS, And Forgotten Promises

Most cubes contain air, sugar, or tiny men named Rubik. Not Peter Molyneux's, though. Instead, Molyneux himself emerged from the cuboid cocoon with promises of virtual immortality. Bryan Henderson from Edinburgh, Scotland will soon be godding at an eons-old level even though he's just 18. For some, though, that prize rang hollow. "All that tapping," many cried, "for the sole purpose of advertising 22Cans' next…

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Too Human: Curiosity Winner’s GODUS Prize Temporary

Peter Molyneux's Curiosity is officially, incontrovertibly over. A young man by the name of Bryan Henderson from Edinburgh, Scotland cracked the not-quite-infinite cuboid egg, and out oozed godhood. Well, OK, virtual godhood in 22Cans' upcoming GODUS - which has drawn some rather, er, mixed reactions from mere mortals. I got in touch with Peter Molyneux to talk about that, potential dishonesty, how Henderson's "god of…

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GODUS Publishing Via F2P Mobile Distro, PC Unmentioned

UPDATE: We've spoken to 22Cans, and have some answers to the questions people are asking about the confusing new news. Eyebrows to the top half of your forehead - it's concerned speculation time. There's been an odd announcement from Peter Molyneux and 22Cans, about their Kickstartered GODUS. In a video oddly aimed at backers only, but available on Youtube (and below), Molyneux has announced a…

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6 years ago

Vox Populous: Molyneux Got Us A GODUS Video

Perception of time isn't what I'd call one of my strongest traits. Case in point: has it really been nearly 30 days since Peter Molyneux and co's Project GODUS stomped its monolithic, Monty-Python-like foot onto Kickstarter? And have I really been alive for more than 30 days? Am I older than that? Was high school years ago? How very strange. Anyway, we finally have a…

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Firstus GODUS Videous Footageus

I love the development 'show' that's accompanying the GODUS Kickstarter, because it shows the small team caught up in the decision making progress of Peter Molyneux OBE. The most recent diary has an amazing moment: the first time the game is shown running! It should be accompanied by balloons, streamers, Ode to Joy, and a visit from the Queen, but it's instead turned into a…

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Peter Molyneux’s Tears: “I Still Believe So Much”

In an extraordinary interview to be published shortly, a clearly emotional Peter Molyneux broke down into tears when discussing the struggles he's had with Curiosity, and his concerns about making promises for Kickstarter GODUS. "I can’t blame people for not believing," Molyneux responded, when it was suggested that his history of over-promising and under-delivering might hurt prospects for GODUS. Especially in light of the very…

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