Scotland's Bryan Henderson may be the god of all gods in Godus
, but for all his godliness his godly status isn't eternal. As revealed by 22 Cans' Peter Molyneux to Rock Paper Shotgun
, Henderson, who won the Godus prize
by discovering what was inside the Curosity
cube, will dictate the god game's rules for something "approaching a year" after its release, as well as earn a portion of its income.
After that time, developer 22 Cans will reveal how he can be usurped, and someone will indeed usurp him. Also, the length of Henderson's reign may depend on Kickstarter backers' impressions of the god game and how all this madness comes together throughout alpha and beta testing.
"It didn't seem right to me that Bryan would be god of gods for all time," Molyneux told Rock Paper Shotgun. "It seems right to me that he has a period of time to be god of gods, and that can't just be a few days. It needs to be substantial. And in that time, many things could happen. And of course, the amount of physical money he gets depends on how successful the game is."
"It needs to be enough time to make it meaningful for him in every sense of the word," Molyneux added. He also clarified what Henderson's godly commands equate to.
"What they aren't going to be is carte blanche uncontrolled, unrefined decisions that would throw the balance of the game out entirely," Molyneux said. "Bryan can absolutely request something to happen, and we'll make our best effort to do it. But he can't decide everybody in Canada will explode or anything like that. There are limits to his power."
Looks like you can breathe easy, Canada. Meanwhile, Godus
' alpha is set to kick off today