While thousands of people continue to tap away at Curiosity: What’s in the Cube in the hopes of finding something that’s going to change their lives forever and/or making gigantic penises, Peter Molyneux and his new studio 22cans have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their next
game experiment, Project GODUS.
Headlined as a “delightful reinvention of the god game”, Project GODUS’s promo blurb reads like an Xmas wishlist for Bullfrog fans:
“It’s an innovative reinvention of Populous, the original god game and delivers exciting global co-operation, competition, creation and destruction to a whole new generation.
Populous was created over 22 years ago, and we believe that to date, nothing has come close to emulating its powerfully godlike experience. It’s this experience we aim to reimagine. GODUS blends the power, growth and scope of Populous with the detailed construction and multiplayer excitement of Dungeon Keeper and the intuitive interface and technical innovation of Black & White.”
The ‘Neux and his team of dreamweavers are looking for £450,000 to make this happen, and almost £40,000 is already in the pledge-bank. I’m assuming they won’t accept the charred bodies of apostates left over from my Black & White sessions, so I might just have to donate some of my real money instead. Which does feel like a bit of a missed opportunity – I mean, nothing says “I believe in your god game” like a burnt offering of polygons, but I suppose cash works too.