Veteran game designer Peter Molyneux and his studio 22 Cans promised a lot with theirfor god sim Godus back in 2012, but almost three years on the game's still in a bit of a state.
Back in January the game's new lead designer Konrad "FuriousMoo" Naszynskithe following on the game's forum; “To be brutally candid and realistic I simply can't see us delivering all the features promised on the Kickstarter page.”
Which is not what fans want to hear. In alast week Naszynski claimed that he was “starting to feel cautiously optimistic”, though he pointed out that a focus on the mobile versions was an unfortunate necessity, as without the revenue generation from that platform the project was sort of dead in the water.
Molyneux is apparently now working on another project, which leaves poor Naszynski, who as far as you can tell seems like he's trying to be honest and up-front with the community, and his team to finish a clunky and directionless project with only the initial Kickstarter pitch to guide them. The guy's a relatively new member of the 22 Cans team, and it seems like he's been saddled with the responsibility for the entire project, and the ire of understandably frustrated fans.
For now, Naszynski says the team is “slowly producing a plan for the year”, and will reveal more in the next few weeks. Godus, meanwhile, still sitsEarly Access with an increasingly colourful and negative array of user reviews.
It's been a bit of a mess all round, frankly.