With Curiosity: What’s Inside The Cube? hitting 2m downloads, Peter Molyneux has revealed his next project, previously referred to as “co-operation”.
And furthermore, his studio 22Cans has turned to Kickstarter to fund it. Called GODUS, the game is being sold as an “innovative reinvention” of Molyneux’s most famous titles, Populous.
The pitch name-drops influences such as Dungeon Keeper and Black & White. It’s being made for PC and mobile with more platforms possible depending on the level of support it attracts.
The studio also plans to operate an open development environment with supporters able to watch in on its progress. Development is planned to take between seven and nine months to complete.
“Populous was created over 22 years ago, and we believe that to date, nothing has come close to emulating its powerfully godlike experience,” the Kickstarter campaign page reads.
“It’s this experience we aim to reimagine. GODUS blends the power, growth and scope of Populous with the detailed construction and multiplayer excitement of Dungeon Keeper and the intuitive interface and technical innovation of Black & White. The original Populous hailed from the 8-bit era but GODUS will use the most modern technology the world has to offer.
“Funding it via Kickstarter allows us to stay a small independent team with unlimited freedom in our creativity. It’ll just be you, us and our unbridled dedication (no publishers).”
At the time of writing GODUS has attracted total funding of £42,316 of it intended £450,000 total.