Peter Molyneux's Godus and Godus Wars are being pulled from Steam

by Danny Craig  · 
Peter Molyneux's Godus and Godus Wars are being pulled from Steam

Developer 22cans has confirmed that Godus and Godus Wars are being removed from Steam at some point soon.

The details:

  • The announcement was posted to the Steam pages of both titles, confirming that "due to an upcoming technical change to Amazon Web Services, affecting our ability to serve necessary game files to new users," Godus and Godus Wars will no longer be available for purchase. Owners of the games can still download and play them if they want, and it's unclear when they'll be removed from the store.

  • Godus was initially funded by a Kickstarter campaign that raised over £500,000, and it was marketed as a spiritual successor to Molyneux's 1989 Populous, which is widely regarded as the first "god game." Unfortunately, its release was marred by controversy after Bryan Henderson, the winner of the studio's "Curiosity: What's Inside the Cube?" social experiment, was not given his prize of a role in the game, as well as a 1% cut in sales revenue after 22cans claimed it didn't turn a profit.

  • Molyneux's reputation could be better, as he is known for overhyping all of his projects. Fable is a notable example of a good game getting a bad rap from some players due to the designer's unrealistic promises. Still, he confirmed in July that he was working on a new project, and (unsurprisingly) he claimed to have discovered a "mechanic that has never been seen in a game before."

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