A beta version of Godus, an upcoming game for the Mac and PC by accomplished video game designer Peter Molyneux, is set to be released September 13th through Steam Early Access. The game, which is similar to Molyneux's early titles like Populous and Black and White, previously raised over £526,563 as a Kickstarter project late last year, well over its intended goal of £450,000.
GODUS empowers you in the role of a god, allowing you to sculpt every inch of a beautiful world that you look down upon, on which a population of followers settle and multiply. As you mould every aspect of your unique utopia, a civilization will blossom across your land and offer you their belief. The more followers that believe in you, the more powerful you will become.
The game also intertwines with Peter Molyneux's popular iOS title Curiosity, a social experiment that asked players to chip away at a giant cube to reveal the secret hidden inside. The person who removed the final cube won a "life changing" prize, which ended up being a grant of special powers within Godus for one year upon its release. Bryan Henderson of Edinburgh, who won, will be the game's sole digital god, earning a portion of all the game's incoming revenue.
22Cans is also planning to release an iOS version of Godus following its Mac and PC release.