Eurogamer has reported that development on Godus has “ground to a halt”. Godus has been on Steam’s Early Access program since September 2013, with the developers basically abandoning the game since it launched. Yes, Godus has seen a few patches here and there but they haven’t been significant enough to actually change the game in any meaningful way.
The report for Eurogamer claims 22cans have moved their entire team to work on a new game, The Trail. Their new game was announced by Molyneux back at the Fun & Serious Game Festival in 2014. Eurogamer say the developers had no idea Molyneux was going to announce anything, which makes things very awkward for the studio.
Godus is basically Peter Molyneux as a video game, a whole bunch of promises that never live up to even a tenth of what they suggest. Seriously, who can actually tell me what Godus is or what it is supposed to be? Let’s take a look at the Steam description for the game:
“GODUS is a unique game that we hope will grow to be truly special. We've thoroughly enjoyed developing our dream game alongside the community and are continuing to refine the game based on the feedback of the players. We warn you that there are still bugs and incomplete features - this is the nature of the journey we are on. You may wish to wait for the finished game, but we have much content still to discover and improve as the game continues development. We do hope you’ll help with this. If you do, you are part of our development team. We look forward to receiving your feedback.”
What does that even mean?! All I know is that I can purchase Godus on Steam right now for £3, not that anyone would want to.to read Eurogamer’s full report.