Peter Molyneux's 22 Cans has been hard at work attempting to re-invigorate the god game genre with a new title called "Godus." To put the upcoming game in our hands (literally), the studio has partnered with DeNA to publish "Godus" on mobile devices, utilizing DeNA's Mobage mobile social games platform.
"We have huge respect for DeNA’s successes in mobile gaming. By fusing their expertise and experience with our passion and dedication, we are going to make GODUS a truly groundbreaking reinvention of the god game genre," said Peter Molyneux, founder of 22cans. "As a global leader in developing and publishing mobile games, DeNA is the ideal partner for us to collaborate with on the launch of GODUS. Their breadth of expertise working with second and third-party game developers is invaluable as we prepare for the release of GODUS on mobile devices."
For those of you who haven't been keeping tabs on Molyneaux's most recent project, “Godus” is described as a new type of game for mobile devices. In it players will take on the role of an all-powerful god, wielding divine powers over their gathering of followers. As the game moves forward, followers will grant your god belief. As more belief is earned it can be used to “beautify” the land by simply touching it with your godly finger. But you'll need to be on watch for other gods and followers. Not only will you need to cast earthquakes and volcanic eruptions upon these foes, players will also need to send their devoted followers into battle to gain control. Gods and their followers will battle for supremacy in what could be some pretty exciting multiplayer action.
"One of my first jobs in the video game industry was working on the quality assurance team for Peter’s Populous 2. That title and its predecessor set the tone for a whole new generation of games," said Clive Downie, CEO of DeNA West. "Fast forward to 2013, and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with Peter again on the launch of GODUS. Our team is looking forward to working with 22cans on a game that we know will set a new standard for the mobile generation."
"Godus" will be available for iOS and Android devices. A specific release date has not been confirmed.