Feeling a bit too mortal lately? Well, Abbey Games thinks they might have the prescription, how about attempting to aspire to Godhood?
Abbey Games is the Dutch studio behind Reus and Renowned Explorers and this week they presented the first trailer of their forthcoming strategy and management title, Godhood. Set for release on PC in 2019, Godhood takes place in a vibrant, primal world where mortals take on the role of a newly born deity. Players are empowered to create and grow their own religion by careful management of their followers, while also challenging the other gods that cross their path. The game is set in ancient lands and played from an isometric perspective. The player’s followers cannot be directly controlled, only guided in growing their religion across the ages. Gameplay includes activities like selecting different virtues and vices to build monuments and nurturing powerful prophets, the options available to shape and lead will be plentiful. Conflict, of course, is inevitable, and through ritual combat, players will be able to challenge rival deities and their followers who would dare to contest their claim to power and glory.
Some Of Godhood’s Key Features
- Create a religion. Players define what is important for their followers, selecting virtues and vices, and guiding them in how they must live and what rituals they should undertake.
- Nurture and guide followers. Control of a player’s disciples can only be enacted from afar, but guiding the followers, deciding what rituals to enact or which monument to build, managing abilities and powers, will all be key to a prosperous society.
- Ritual Combat. Other deities and religions vie for power and influence, and players need to face rival gods and their followers in ritual combat. Known as ‘Sacraments’, the player’s followers will need to prove their worth through the use of awe, persuasion or brute force.
- Colourful art style. Charming visuals with bright, hand-drawn-like qualities depict the new and unknown world of Godhood in a lush, isometric perspective.
- Replayability. Powered by a deep simulation system, Godhood allows players to experiment with dozens of different religious combinations, unlocking new secrets as they progress along the main storyline filled with battles, rituals and challenging side quests.