It’s a Sign

Aug 27 2021

Divine Signs
The life of an ordinary hero is quite determined: you can expect him to do certain things in a certain order. It’s nice but will be better with a bit of variety.

Please welcome the new divine power: signs! Occasionally a hero may wonder: “Should I spend gold this time?” or “Should I search for a shortcut?” or “Should I improvise in a prayer?”. You can spot these thoughts in the diary by @ symbol and bless him by sending a sign (or just ignore, to let things go as usual).

Make sure you are using the latest Godville app (Android, iOS). If you want to stay on top of heroic requests, you can turn on the new push notification option for Signs in the app’s settings.

New Achievements
Last achievements were added quite a while ago, so it’s about time for refreshments:

  • Careerist achievement got the highest Honored rank – hundreds of 1st rank Careerists with 800+ days in the guild under their belts are about to attain this one.
  • Coach and Miner achievements now also have Honored rank, though requirements for the top-tier are quite demanding. Their progress will update after the next spar and datamine respectively.
  • Finally, a brand new achievement for side jobs is almost ready, but it lacks the last thing – a proper title. If you have an idea of a single catchy word that perfectly describes a serial side job-er, make sure to suggest it in the comments. UPD: Thanks for all the suggestions! Freelancer it is then. Heroes will get it after the next successful side job.

Picturize 2.0
Did you know that you can turn any game phrase into a picture just with a couple taps? Well, now you surely know. And today’s app update makes this feature more awesome: now you can change fonts and add decors. Here is how it may look like:

Last note: September is coming, and so is the mushroom season. Yummy!

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Know Your Monster

Jul 28 2021

GodWiki Art
Godville is a text game, but did you know that it has pictures too? Thanks to the relentless creativity of our players, GodWiki steadily accumulated some quite interesting pieces of artwork that clearly deserve more visibility.

So, here is an experimental feature to shed more light on this — Know Your Monster section in the Godville Times newspaper. Guess what monster is in the picture to get a link to the full wiki article, while your hero gets a small reward — with a special mini-quest built-in.

Btw, we’d be glad to reward the art made for GodWiki with some gratitude pantheon points. If you made a decent and original picture for a known Godville entity (monsters, towns, pets, etc), make sure to send a link to it via Ideabox “other” category along with a short description. “Know Your Monster” event will run for the next few weeks, but with the new art it may come back again later.

Content Update
During the last few months, we managed to get through the large part of Ideabox content submissions — finally! Today the game got hundreds of new monsters, artifacts, earthly news, and dungeon and sails phrases. Huge thanks to all the authors and ER-editors for their work.

Heroes’ Birthdays
There is one more small, but nice feature: now you can congratulate your hero on his birthday — and it won’t be lost in vain. The hero will answer and will even give something back in return. You can track the birthday of your champion on his public page or in the Birthdays section of your guild stats page.

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Six-pack

Jun 15 2021

Dear deities, are you thirsty for some news? Today we have half a dozen to unpack:

  1. From now on, heroes will mark their responses to godvoces with a ➥ sign. It’s quite notable and handy.
  2. Remember the April 1st side job to “fail a side job”? Yes, the one that required to do absolutely nothing. It’s back and here to stay.
  3. Some of the looting pets tamed last fall are about to reach level 30. This milestone gives them a unique ability to occasionally turn stuff in the hero’s inventory bold.
  4. A new auxiliary quest for dungeons — to find a treasury using a limited number of direction god voices.
  5. Good news for guilds: electing a leader should be easier with lowered election thresholds. From now on, it takes only 20% of eligible votes or just 30 votes for big guilds.
  6. Like the spirit of healthy competition? Check out Godville Olympics — a big community-organized contest that covers all of the Godville adventures from Arena to Datamines (with a separate division for AFK players). Signups are open till June 18th.
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11 YO

May 10 2021

Nice day today, isn’t it? May 10th is always nice, because back in 2010 on this very day Godville was born. Eleven years later and it’s still going strong and kicking, amusing all the deities and their heroes.

All these years would not be possible without the help from our tight-knit community of creative deities. Be it an idea submission, a bug report, ER or wiki edit or just hanging around — it all makes Godville better for everyone. So let’s get our anniversary cookie jar and grab some goodies.

First of all, congratulate your hero with a godvoice to get a festive pack of godpower charges. Then use godpower capacitor in Godville Times (while not in a duel) to get something else. Hunt for sweet anniversary monsters gleaming of godpower. Do all of that for the next 3 days to keep the party going. Let the fun begin!

Cheers everyone! Happy Eleventh, Godville!

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Fully Booked

Apr 04 2021

Dear deities, today is epic. During the last 10 years, there have only been a few days like this: completion of the first Godville temple, first ark, first shop…

So today marks the day of completion of the very first Book, which Hairplug4men has finished just a few moments ago. Congratulations!

Let’s dive into what it all means:

  • The proud god gets a shiny new medal, as there could never be too many of those.
  • His well-deserved place in the pantheon of Wordcraft is now secured.
  • His hero mastered the art of glyph drawing, so now he can squeeze in 20 diary entries instead of the usual 10.

And it doesn’t end here. The main purpose of the Book of Creation is, obviously, to create. Using it, a small god can create worlds — not too big, but enough to fit a party wandering around in the search for treasure. Also known as “dungeons”.

Right, the god becomes a dungeon master — with a striking new ability to create a personal one. Real one, for real heroes! These dungeons even have some distinctive traits, like a brand new type of treasure clues made of glyphs or an unusually placed treasury boss.

Note that god-made dungeons won’t be drastically different from the regular ones. They are the same in terms of mazes and still should be beatable by a typical half-AFK Godville spelunking party. They would also be a rather rare thing, at least for the next few months, so don’t expect to get into one quickly.

In other, less important, news:

  • A noticeable change for treasure clues in regular dungeons — from now on diagonal and straight arrows will divide the map in equal proportions. It may feel unusual at first, but should be more intuitive.
  • GodWiki’s engine has been updated to a more recent version. There aren’t many visible changes, but a couple of new things should be handy for wiki editors.
  • The Easter special is under way. A hero could grab an easter cake in a town or get something eastery after a resurrection.
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Friendzone

Feb 27 2021

Greetings, dear deities! It’s news time again.

Befriending Monsters
Remember an invite to Godville — an activatable item that helps gods friend each other? Apparently, some of us sure did, as it turned out that many deities have lots of invites laying around. Here is a new way to put them into use… on monsters!

With a tap of a finger, you can temporarily befriend the monster your hero is currently fighting. A bewildered beast will stop fighting at once, surrender all its belongings and retreat peacefully. All future encounters with this monster will be bloodless and lootless, at least while the magic lasts, which should be around a day or so.

A few things to note:

  • The hero should be at least level 12.
  • Special monsters (Questing, Wealthy, Healing, etc) are technically not de-feeted, so they won’t cast their usual upon-defeat curses or boons.
  • Wanted monsters, however, will still give the proof of their ‘death’, which makes them an easy target for these one-day friendships.
  • If suddenly you find yourself in need of invites, a handy push notification option in the app’s Settings, conveniently added years ago, is still at your service.

Tamable Mark
As the roster of Godville monsters grew over time, it became a bit difficult to guess who could be tamed or not, and when. From now on, if a hero is actively looking for a pet or has a free space in his ark, all pet-wannabes appropriate for his heroic level will have distinctive bone mark in their name.

Keep in mind though, that “To tame or not to tame?” is still a hero’s question, not god’s. But even if your hero chooses not to, now he will mention that in the diary.

New Coupons
Staff at our daily newspaper is eager to spice things up with a couple new coupon options. The first one will add a new POI on the map, and POIs are good for many things. The second one will let your hero get an unplanned side job upon cashing it in.

As usual, don’t forget to update your Godville app (Android, iOS) to enjoy the latest goodies.

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Holiday Special

Dec 20 2020

This extraordinary year is coming to an end and we can’t wait to bid farewell to it. So let’s start our traditional Christmas celebration early!

Lots of things are going on in Godville on holidays. The most notable ones are snowflakes ❄. They can be knocked out of monsters and holiday reindeers, fished out of frozen ponds and lakes or extracted from the godpower capacitor in Godville Times.

Why do you need to know all of this? Because snowflakes are cool and versatile. They can be sold for lots of gold. They can also be used as wildcards in the newspaper’s bingo game. Moreover, three or more of them could sometimes turn into a pinata-style snowman — a perfect opponent to our brave heroes.

And of course, the main dish — seasonal gifts. At this time of the year they are practically falling out from everywhere — monsters, snowmen, newspaper’s bingo, etc. Gifts can turn into things the hero is looking for, boost experience, replenish godpower or do good in some other way. Basically, gifts are great.

Finally, let’s not forget the very special town of Laplandville. Conveniently located next to Godville, this festive town is already preparing to welcome its customers with great offerings and a holiday mood. Oh, and Santa Clawses and Satan Clauses are back and ready to be tamed by the lucky ones.

The special is here to stay till January 2. Happy Holidays!

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Frost Bites

Dec 01 2020

Winter is Coming
Actually, it’s already here — which means it’s a perfect time to welcome the usual suspects.

The first one is kinda fishy. Fishing is what heroes do a lot in the winter. Hungry fish like it too and will nibble even without bait.

The second one is about ocean cold and what it brings to sails — icebergs. They’re just like reefs, but with an extra refrigeration function, which helps to save supplies while the ark is on it.

Skill Swaps
A hero is nothing without his superpowers aka skills. As you know, a hero could swap a skill for another one whenever he feels like it, which doesn’t happen too often. From now on, there is a way to give him a divine kick in that direction — a special activatable artifact. Once triggered, it will forcefully replace an existing skill with some other one. It’s not like you have to use it, but if you want – the option is there.

Content Update
Every once in a while we dive deep into the Ideabox to get back with a fresh bunch of game texts. Today is one of these resurfacing days. Having sorted through the vast deposits of just four ideabox drawers, we’re glad to report that hundreds of new diary phrases, quests, and artifacts are now in the game. And it’s not over just yet — more will be added over the next few days. Big thanks to all the authors and ER-editors!

One more nice thing — while the idea is in ER you can quickly jump to it right from your ingenious pieces. Handy!

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Pet, Loot, Love

Oct 31 2020

Greetings, dear gods and goddesses! Hope you are doing well and ready to get updated.

Halloween Special
Let’s start off with a glimpse of spookiness. Risen monsters, glowing pumpkins, hungry tribbles, pumpkined-up artifacts — all of these will be in abundance everywhere throughout Godville for the next 24 hours.

New Pet Breed
Back to the more lasting things. Remember the last update which introduced a new way to free up the ark’s stable? Now it’s a good time to fill it up again with new inhabitants.

A strong urge for a fancy pet’s job has brought up a fascinating change in some of the monsters — an unstoppable desire to loot things. Instead of gnawing on and breaking hero’s stuff, these pets like to find things. It will come in handy for those who like to fill up their loot bags faster.

Here is the list of new pets: Robber Chicken (18+), Chesthugger (30+), Pocket Monster (40+), Evil Minion (50+), Spider Pig (60+), Atomic Kitten (75+), Hamburglar (85+), Unbearable Grizzly (100+), Battle Hamster (110+) and Lava Lamb (130+).

Oh, and if you know an in-game monster who is perfect for a pet’s job — any pet, not just the looting ones — feel free to send it in Ideabox, ‘other’ section. There ought to be new additions to the pets tribe sooner or later.

Rest of the News
Diversity, as we all know now, is a must. Let’s spice up a few of the existing things with fresh sprinkles:

  • New newspaper coupons — for free potions and even skill level up.
  • New side job — to flee from a bunch of monsters.
  • New datamine option — bosses can pick up bits while flying over them.

Finally, a handy tweak for boss-constructing gods — if a hero has a Lab, boss parts in the inventory will now mention part’s level.

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Free Willzyx

Aug 31 2020

Mushroom Season
The summer is almost over – which means it’s time for mushroom hunting. The whole month of September heroes will constantly stumble upon mushrooms. With strange aura-inducing effects upon eating.

Setting Pets Free
Getting rid of an unwanted pet was always a chore – too much hustle with vet quests and everything. Introducing a new, much simpler way to release an undesired pet-monster (even with levels)! You’ll need only two things for this – an ark and the godly virtue of patience. After spending six uninterrupted months in the ark a pet can be set free into the wild if the god wishes so. (The old way with a vet quest is still here, so you can use it as before.)

Pet’s Relatives
It was always strange to see a pet beating up his own kind. No more of this nonsense – if your hero’s pet meets a relative, it will somehow work things out without a fight.

Sail Chronicles Upgrade
A recent improvement from dungeons has made its way to the seas: new sail replays will reveal the map step by step, just like it was happening in original expeditions.

Pinned Chats
Long-awaited and many times requested feature for messaging: pin conversations to the top of your list, so the most important friends will always be just a tap away.

App Update
Most of the things mentioned today require an app update. Both Android and iOS apps have been updated recently, so make sure you’re on the latest version to enjoy the new stuff. There are two bonus features inside: search on page for built-in web browser, and new in-fight notification – ‘notify after X turns’.

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