Peter Molyneux Kickstarts Populous successor Godus

"I don't want to promise anything, I just want to deliver the glory of the old days in the new format of today's world." Peter Molyneux isn't very good at not promising things, but hopefully his studio 22Cans will be good at delivering those promises with Godus, a new Kickstarter project which aims to reinvent the god game genre.

Molyneux does have some heft when it comes to the genre--after all, he co-created the first god game in 1989 with Populous, and furthered it in 2001 with Black & White. 22Cans plans to bring about some of the lessons it learned from iOS "experiment" Curiosity to make Godus, which will feature 8-player online multiplayer.

Given the project's seven-to-nine month timeline, it doesn't sound like it's the last hurrah Molyneux previously mentioned or 22Cans' next experiment Co-operation. Also given that brief timeline, and the Kickstarter's goal of £450,000 ($717,660), it will be interesting to see how the team balances smaller-scale creation with Molyneux's grand vision for remaking the genre.

Godus' Kickstarter campaign runs until December 21, and has collected £23,000 as of this writing.


  • alex-roy-bristol - November 22, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    Am I the only person who still really, honestly LOVES this man? Peter Molin...Malen...Maulen...M-Ma-... PETER WHATEVERHISNAMEIS 2016!! :D
  • angelusdlion - November 22, 2012 7:14 p.m.

    yes. At least he's learned some humility.
  • RedOutlive. - November 21, 2012 11:13 p.m.

    Maybe, if we had a time machine so we can go back to the Dungeon Keeper good ol' days, I mean before Peter tainted his own reputation with Fable this would have been much better.
  • BladedFalcon - November 21, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    Oh boy... If there's one developer person I wouldn't trust with a kickstarter, it would be Peter Molyneux >>;
  • HitmanSB07 - November 21, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    Well if it's anywhere near as good as Populous this might actually be a chance for Molyneux to not f**k up. Not sure why the goal time is so large for such a relatively small amount of money though, they'll achieve this within the next few days.
  • Redeater - November 21, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    See this is the major problem with kickstarter. I don't believe for one damned second this man couldn't get funds from a company to produce this game. Especially for something as famous as populous. Fuck off Peter. Take your shill elsewhere.
  • BladedFalcon - November 21, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    "I don't believe for one damned second this man couldn't get funds from a company to produce this game. Especially for something as famous as populous." Um... I can guarantee you that Mega Man is 20 times more famous than Populous, at least... Soooo, where's the next Mega Man? Not entirely disagreeing with you though. Again, I definitely don't trust Molyneux with this, but my reasons were based more on the fact that about 70% of his promises regarding a game end up being BS.
  • Redeater - November 21, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    #1 That's Capcom..... #2 Comparing Japanese developers and Western just insane. #3 By your logic the "Yar's Revenge" and "Haunted House" remakes would have been more popular.

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