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Abbey Games (Reus, Renowned Explorers) have just announced Godhood, a new simulation game that has you create a religion and it should come to Linux.

Here's their teaser:

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Features:

  • Create your own religion - You define what is important to your followers. Select virtues and vices. Guide their lives and the rituals they must perform to honor you. A few will rise to become powerful disciples who can help train future generations.
  • Nurture and guide your followers - You do not control your disciples, merely guide them. But deciding what rituals they enact, which monument they build and managing their abilities and powers will all be key to a prosperous tribe.
  • Ritual combat - Other deities and religions vie for power and influence. Face rival gods and their followers in ritual combat known as ‘Sacraments’. Your disciples will need to prove their faith through the use of awe, persuasion or brute force.
  • Colourful art style - Charming visuals with a crisp hand-drawn style depict the new and unknown world of Godhood, seen through a lush, isometric perspective.
  • Replayability - Powered by a deep simulation system, Godhood allows you to experiment with dozens of different combinations of religious dogmas. Unlock new secrets as you progress along a main storyline filled with battles, rituals and challenging quests.

So far, that's all the information we have as they've only just teased it. Will keep track of it and post up any additional news as and when we get it. It's not going to release until next year, so plenty of time to find out more.

Given their history of supporting Linux with their last two games, I asked the developer about Linux support for Godhood and they said:

We're still working out how to release it exactly in 2019, but that's definitely the plan.

Full info on the official site

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x_wing 31 July 2018 at 4:01 pm UTC
Smells like black & white but without some fun parts (no sacrifices feature? What a shame!)
Maki 31 July 2018 at 4:34 pm UTC
x_wingSmells like black & white but without some fun parts (no sacrifices feature? What a shame!)
I don't know about Black & White. I mean, no giant creature?
It sounds more like Populous to me.

In any case, I've been craving a good god sim. Will keep an eye on this. ;)
ageres 31 July 2018 at 5:26 pm UTC
Thou shalt have no other operating systems before Linux.
Thou shalt not use Microsoft or Adobe software.
Honour free and open-source software.

Is it possible to create a Church of Tux in this game?
qptain Nemo 31 July 2018 at 5:38 pm UTC
Renowned Explorers is a great game, so I'm in.
JSVRamirez 31 July 2018 at 6:12 pm UTC
Maki
x_wingSmells like black & white but without some fun parts (no sacrifices feature? What a shame!)
I don't know about Black & White. I mean, no giant creature?
It sounds more like Populous to me.

SOLD!
PublicNuisance 31 July 2018 at 6:25 pm UTC
I'm not usually into this kind of game but I love the concept.
Interknet 31 July 2018 at 6:46 pm UTC
ageresThou shalt have no other operating systems before Linux.
Thou shalt not use Microsoft or Adobe software.
Honour free and open-source software.

Is it possible to create a Church of Tux in this game?

May the penguins rise.
Exidan 31 July 2018 at 7:10 pm UTC
hmm... I do love my god games. But the recently release god games that I played was such a disappointment. I really hope this one scratch my itch
Zlopez 31 July 2018 at 7:36 pm UTC
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I like Reus, so I will also try this one.
razing32 31 July 2018 at 8:03 pm UTC
Seems interesting enough.
Wonder how it will play though.
Reus was nice , but seemed to try to be a lot more than it was.


x_wingSmells like black & white but without some fun parts (no sacrifices feature? What a shame!)
At 0:31 it says "spread sacrifice"
Or do you mean more direct control over followers ?
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