With 22 Can’s GODUS struggling yesterday to approach its goal, Star Citizen‘s Chris Roberts — whose funding drive was almost painfully successful — has taken to Kickstarter to encourage backers of his game to also reach out and support the reinvented god-sim.
“I’m not the biggest God Game fan, but I played the original Populous and Black and White, and Peter Molyneux pretty much invented this classic PC category,” claims Roberts. “I think it’s great that he’s going back to his roots with GODUS and you can clearly see that his team really cares about what they’re doing.”
“I know there has been some blow back because a lot of people have felt let down by some of Peter’s promises in the past. I’ve known Peter for many years. Back when Origin and Bullfrog were acquired by EA and we used to travel the world on press tours promoting our respective games. He is definitely very enthusiastic, which can get him into trouble sometimes, as he can over promise, but it always comes from the right place – he wants to push the possibilities and he has a childlike wonder with doing this.”
“And having been in the situation in the past, the fault with this doesn’t lie all at Peter’s feet. A lot of the reasons why promised features don’t make it into the final product are publisher driven. When Electronic Arts or Microsoft want a product on a certain date to make a financial quarter features get cut. The difference between Peter and a lot of other developers is that other developers are a lot more circumspect in public in disclosing what they’re trying to put in the game. Trust me, there are many lofty goals on most projects that never make it, Peter just is more public about his and sometimes gets caught out because of it, especially when there’s a hard date imposed by his publisher.”
GODUS is currently sitting at £423,144 of its £450,000 goal. Will you back it?
Source: Thanks to Ashigaru for the tip!