The developer announced that he is “proud and delighted that the beta version GODUS will be available for download on 13th September 2013. For a long time I’ve been excited with how the game is evolving, I already feel there is nothing in the world like GODUS. This is the type of game I have dreamt of making since first getting into the industry; having people play the beta and give us valuable feedback while doing so, makes that dream a reality.”
As is usual with Steam Early Access, gamers can effectively "pre-order" the game by paying $19.99 / £14.99 / €18.99 now and getting early access to the beta. In exchange, players can give feedback to the developer as functioning beta testers.
The Steam page for Godus can be found .