Abbey Games, the Dutch studio behind Reus and Renowned Explorers, has announced that they will release their new strategy god game, Godhood, into Early Access on Steam and GOG (Windows/Mac) on Wednesday, July 10th. Having grown up playing god sims like Populous and Black and White I’m interested to see how this one turns out.
The Early Access launch of Godhood will feature 6 religious dogmas to mix and match, 14 unique classes of disciples and over 20 buildings to construct and customize. This will give players a full breadth of the experience, allowing them to define the virtues and vices of their own personalized religion, from human sacrifices to ritual combat, and the construction of holy temples. The Early Access release comes on the heels of Abbey Games’ highly successful Kickstarter campaign, which allowed the team to provide even more gameplay depth to Godhood.
Watch the Godhood gameplay teaser below:
Prospective gods in the mythical world of Godhood will soon learn that followers come with inconvenient free will and that control over their worshipers isn’t total. In a lush world where the number of followers equals power and rival gods will attempt to convert your flock, holding on to your worshippers is vital. To do this, players will send their most trusted disciples, strengthened by rituals, to battle their opponents in turn-based combat known as Sacraments.
“We are most excited to be launching Godhood into Early Access on both Steam and GOG this coming 10th of July,” said Rick Sorgdrager of Abbey Games. “We have come a long way since we began development, especially after the overwhelmingly positive response from our Kickstarter and the great feedback we have received from our alpha players and community. We are ready to release Godhood into the wild, and we can’t wait to see what exciting religions our new player-deities will come up with.”
Check out the official Steam page for more information on the game.
View some Godhood screenshots in our gallery: