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Godville is a text-based "massively-multiplayer zero-player game" in which you play a god with rather tenuous control over a hero. Changes to the game, including quests and items, are crowd-sourced and voted on by the community The game is playable in browser and via Android and iOS apps. Official game wiki.
posted by NoraReed (13 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is this going to make me collect lollipops again?
posted by JHarris at 12:05 AM on May 13, 2013 [4 favorites]


Yeah, I'm through with games that don't let me plant lollipops. I'm gonna put lollipop planting into their suggestion box.
posted by painquale at 12:09 AM on May 13, 2013 [6 favorites]


"Charges can be bought by clicking on 'Charge Accumulator' link in your Remote Control (or by this link)."

They are "bought" using real money. Just warning everyone here, there is some monetization involved.
posted by JHarris at 12:21 AM on May 13, 2013


Just warning everyone here, there is some monetization involved.

But it's the most optional monetization I think I've ever seen in a game of this type. You never need to buy Charge Accumulations because you never need to charge because the game operates perfectly under a regime of complete neglect and will recharge itself quite quickly.

(PS: I see no reason why you can't give the command "plant lolipops!")
posted by DarlingBri at 12:30 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


The charges also regenerate on their own (through your hero leveling and praying). It's only a slight advantage to buy charges, which are used to encourage/punish heroes and give commands (which heroes usually ignore because beer).
posted by NoraReed at 1:14 AM on May 13, 2013


Yeah, the charges operate much more closely to a donations model. Let's not get too het up this early on.
posted by DoctorFedora at 1:24 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I remember trying out this game ages ago. I'm surprised it's still around and being updated! It's pretty much just Progress Quest with a few tiny interactive additions. Actually, it's not too far off from Candy Box: most of the action happens when you're not there.
posted by painquale at 1:50 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's Nomic, with a GUI?
posted by Meatbomb at 1:52 AM on May 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's pretty much just Progress Quest with a few tiny interactive additions.

Explicitly so: the very first link in their intro text is to the wikipedia page about Progress Quest.
posted by ook at 5:56 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


But it's the most optional monetization I think I've ever seen in a game of this type.

I'm just pointing out.
posted by JHarris at 8:16 AM on May 13, 2013


I remember buying .99 cents worth of Charges because I had at least five dollars worth of fun with it and I'm a damn cheapskate.

Also beer.
posted by merelyglib at 9:12 AM on May 13, 2013


Damn you for posting this.

Also thank you for posting this.

No, damn you for posting it.

Oh I don't know.

Bloody addictive game for something where you really don't have to get involved.

And thanks for posting.

Damn you.
posted by motty at 6:12 PM on May 13, 2013


Wow, it's now available in English? Great! I remember playing it in Russian in… 2008?
posted by floatboth at 9:53 AM on May 14, 2013


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