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Abbey Games, developer of Renowned Explorers: International Society and Reus today launched their latest game Godhood into Early Access.

Create your own religion in the strategy god game Godhood. Select virtues and vices. Inspire construction of great temples, ready for rituals to be held in your honor. Guide and develop your faithful disciples in turn-based conflict to convert worshippers away from rival gods. Become the most powerful god of all!

It comes with same-day Linux support too! Today's release arrives after their successful Kickstarter campaign, where they ended up delaying the release which allowed extra time for their engine programmer to get Linux support ready.

Note: My copy was provided by GOG.

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Seems I was missing a few packages to get the GOG version running on Manjaro. It needed libidn11, libsndio (AUR) and then I came up against an issue with SSLv3. Thankfully, some other games come with, so a quick replacement from Natural Selection, renaming it to and the game then runs. I've reported this issue to the developer (and GOG) as well of course.

Thankfully, outside of the above it seems to run quite nicely on Linux (although building preview seems broken), it's also somewhat amusing to set up your religion and so far I've been quite impressed with it, although the start can be a little confusing.

It's quite strange, nothing like any other god-game I've played before, with a very unusual mix of gameplay mechanics. On one side of the game you're indirectly guiding your disciples and nurturing their faith and perhaps do a little building, while the other side is turn-based combat where you have no control.

As always, I don't really do a full review of a game that's not finished but I will keep checking up on it with major updates to see if it's fun and how the Linux version is doing.

You can find it on GOG and Steam.

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RFSharpe 10 July 2019 at 9:29 pm UTC
As a supporter, I got my Early Access key this morning via email. I watched one of the developers play Godhood this afternoon on a Steam stream. The game play looked great! There were about 3,800 viewers at the time I was watching. I will likely download the game this evening and give it a quick spin. Probably not go much farther than this though... It is clear that Abbey Games has lots and lots of plans for additional content.
TimeFreeze 10 July 2019 at 9:49 pm UTC
*Sigh* here we go again *puts game on wishlist*
Zlopez 11 July 2019 at 7:32 pm UTC
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I'm also a supporter, I really liked their game Reus and this really caught my eye on Kickstarter. And now I see that my money were good invested.
razing32 13 July 2019 at 2:44 pm UTC
I'll wait till it is out of Early Access
But i do want to get it - looks great
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