Birthday Blessing

May 10 2024

Hey, listen! Today Godville turns 14. Fourteen years! We know, it’s almost unbelievable!

Naturally, it’s a day to celebrate. Best wishes to everyone who makes Godville special: the gods watching from above, the heroes battling it out, the creative minds in the ideabox, and the supportive guildmates. And big thanks to you all.

As usual, we’re marking the occasion with gifts. Give your hero a congratulatory god voice and get a birthday pack of free godpower charges. Keep it up for the next three days to triple your bonus!

But wait, there is more. Today we’re introducing a new divine ability: the blessing.

Firstly, it enables you to instantly see what loot (or special ability) every monster carries.

Secondly and more importantly, the blessing allows your hero to gather the resources he needs — be it wood, pairs, glyphs, or souls — 1.5x faster than he usually gathers on his own. The blessing isn’t cheap, as it takes sixty godpower charges, but its effect lasts for a whole month. See more info on how it works here.

For the active players, this might not be so interesting, cause they are probably already making the most out of their godpower. But if you’re the one who checks-in once a week or so, wondering what to do with these hundreds of temple charges, the blessing could give your hero a nice effortless boost.

And the very first blessing doesn’t even need charges. If you have a temple, open your Remote right now, bless your hero for free and see how it all looks like for the next thirty days. Or just give him a birthday blessing for the sake of it, cause you know, we have a party here.

Happy Birthday, Godville! Here’s to celebrating the old, embracing the new, and continuing the adventure together.

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Soulfulness

Mar 31 2024

Today’s a big day, dear deities. For the first time in the history of Godville, a hero reached an epic milestone of collecting a full set of souls. A huge round of applause for Ngma!

So, what’s the grand prize? The list is extensive, so bear with us.

Up first, a gleaming new medal and a fancy title of Soulcatcher, along with a corresponding achievement.

As expected, our pioneer cements their legacy in the Pantheon of Soulfulness.

Their soul extract limit in the Spirit Refinery is increasing to a whopping 200%.

They have the privilege to name their ark, a title they can proudly display on their profile and in sails.

Another great perk — soulful hero gets immortality! Talk about an upgrade. It comes with some fine print, here it is:

Immortality doesn’t equal invincibility — the hero can still lose to monsters and pass out in dungeons, like with a similar aura. But they can’t be killed; and their pets won’t get knocked out, as there is no longer a need to risk their lives to protect their owners. Immortality lasts for 40 days, after that it can be prolonged with spirit extract and a batch of new souls (those keep piling up). Prolonging is up to deity — being mortal has its own charms.

Now, with all these wonders, what’s next? Well, we already have an answer. A soulful hero can now work on Constructs – small-scale projects to enhance their property and unlock unique features.

Currently, there are three constructs available, buildable in any order:

  • The hindsighter for the ark allows taming pets the hero has outgrown level-wise.
  • The cryopod for the lab lets one stash an extra boss inside.
  • The temple tower, while currently featureless, undeniably makes the temple fancier.

Each construct requires various resources, such as spare wood or souls, and takes several months to complete. Naturally, they also could be constructed passively, just slowly — this is a Zero Player Game, after all.

Oh, and there is a set of new achievements for constructs.

Whew, this covers it all. Once again, congratulations to Ngma!

Btw, check that your Godville app (iOS, Android) is up to date — tomorrow this will come in handy.

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Seasoned Refreshments

Mar 05 2024

Good day to you, divine beings! Please have a little something of everything.

Fresh “Know Your Monster” Season
Yep, Know Your Monster is back again! Every day our newspaper will publish a silly picture of a Godville monster. Name the monster correctly and watch your hero receive a special present. Each KYM season lasts 2-3 months, so don’t miss out.

Brand New Feats
Remember feats — fascinating and/or peculiar deeds to proudly present on your champion page? Try out these fresh challenges:

  • “Befriend Godville Administrator” (hint: it’s about monsters, not us!)
  • “Carry bosses’ horn and hoof in inventory at the same time” (not necessarily from the same boss, any will do)
  • “Walk the pet that has sat in the ark for a whole year” (and be responsible for what you’ve tamed)
  • “Complete and turn in two side jobs within 24 hours” (where “turn in” means getting reward at POI)
  • “Miserably fail both arena and dungeon within an hour” (ok, this one looks doable)

Neat Things

  1. The guild stats page now displays the latest feats and achievements among other daily news.
  2. Two new coupons could be found in a dungeon or in the newspaper: one for a pile of gold and another one for a supply crate with random artifacts.
  3. Remember those new activatables that send heroes to dungeons and sail trips for free? Now they will shave off an hour from the timeout if the hero is not ready for adventure yet.

Spring Content Cleaning
Finally, let’s welcome the spring by clearing out the stale content. If you think some of the game texts are inappropriate, poorly worded or just plain boring, share your thoughts here. Btw, your votes in the Ideabox for existing ideas are also making a difference!

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Ad-ventures

Jan 31 2024

Greetings, dear deities! We have some news to advertise to you.

Massive Content Update
It’s that time of the year again when we spend weeks in the piles of Ideabox submissions, looking for the best ones. And today we’ve added lots of new content – nearly a thousand pieces! That includes hundreds of new quests, monsters, artifacts, and earthly news. Big shoutout to all the authors and ER-editors for their work and dedication — and another thank you for your patience.

Activatable Newspaper Ads
Real world newspapers are so old school, hardly anyone reads them anymore. Here though it’s a whole different story — Godville Times has lots of nice thingies for a bored god to fiddle with. And now there are even more reasons to check it out – the newspaper ads are now actually usable!

Every day, Godville Times will feature an ad that can be activated, influencing a hero in some controversial and often unique way. It doesn’t need godpower, but make sure to read the ad. For example, you could instantly get rid of tribbles — along with all your loot. Or cancel a nasty side job for a wallet. Depending on the situation, these ads could either be harmful or really helpful, so choose the right moment to activate them — or just wreak havoc in your champions’ life.

Speaking of ads — we’re happy to note that the game is still free of real ads! Huge thanks to all supporting us players for making it possible.

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Happy Holidays

Dec 21 2023

Hey there, divine beings!

The holiday season is upon us, but first let’s talk about a new feature for guilds: town headquarters.

If your guild has at least 3% popularity in any town, the guild leader has the power to choose one of Godville’s towns as the guild base. The town will be proudly displayed on the guild page, providing several bonuses: influences and wonders there will give more popularity, and guild popularity perks will be slightly better. Extra little thing: all heroes visiting the town will occasionally mention its guilds HQs in their diaries.

There is a caveat — the effects of the HQ will decrease if there are many guilds in the same town. So it might be better to keep an eye on the competitors for a few days and choose a less crowded settlement. For more information on HQs see your guild election page while there is still a guild leader in charge.

Alright, the boring stuff is over, let’s dive into the holiday festivities! Godville is all set for celebration, just look at all of these sweets:

  • Keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting snowflakes ❄️. These can be obtained in many ways: defeating monsters, catching reindeers 🦌, fishing out of frozen ponds or using the Godville Times godpower capacitor.
  • Snowflakes are versatile. They can be traded for gold. They serve as wildcards in the newspaper bingo game. And if a hero collects enough snowflakes, they may build a snowman and bravely defeat it to claim its presents.
  • Prepare for holiday gifts! These delightful things can be looted here and there. Activate them for free and enjoy the sweet rewards they offer. Here’s a tip: each bingo extraction guarantees an instant gift.
  • Don’t miss out on the festive town of Laplandville, located right next to Godville.
  • Santa Clawses and Satan Clauses have returned to Godville, so hunt them for presents. With a stroke of luck, you might have the opportunity to tame them.
  • The special holiday-themed side jobs are both fun and easy to complete. Also your champion can stumble upon rare holiday POIs that offer extra rewards.
  • Lastly, if you possess the Dungeon Forge, spread some holiday cheer by placing a Christmas tree in your dungeon, allowing spelunking heroes to stumble upon it and receive presents.

The celebration will continue until January 2, so there is plenty of time to enjoy it. Happy Holidays!

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Trick and Treats

Oct 28 2023

Dear deities, we’re back again! This time with a few tricks and a whole bunch of treats.

New Activatables
Please welcome two new activatable trophies, which are possibly long overdue. The first one sends heroes to dungeons, and the second one sends to sail. And activation is completely free, which is always nice.

Unlike arenalin, though, these activatables will only work if the adventure is not on a timeout. And, naturally, the hero needs to have a temple (for dungeons) or an ark (to sail), otherwise activation won’t do much.

There is a little something for those building temples too: enlightening bolt and similar kill-or-melt activatables now produce gold bricks at a discount, for only 2000 gold.

Another nice little feature: in the Robbery dungeons, you can now see total gold at stake right at the beginning of the run.

Content Revoting
We try to keep the game texts in good shape — that’s why we do a spring cleaning event every year. This time, we wanted to go a bit further and get your feedback on the existing in-game content.

So every day, in four Ideabox sections — monsters, artifacts, quests, and equipment — you’ll see a few entries from the game. Take a fresh look at them and use your vote to support or oppose their presence. Don’t worry, they won’t disappear right away — but at some point we’ll look at the results and maybe get rid of something that’s been significantly disliked.

Halloween Special
Finally, let’s talk about the special event! For the next few days pay attention to Halloween treats, which are a lot:

  • undead monsters — these abominations need to be killed twice to get special loot like…
  • glowing pumpkins — you can activate them and get lots of useful things, from bricks to souls
  • pumpkinized trophies — they’re so colorful and rich that traders value them a lot
  • colossal beastie in every sail — so huge that you can see it right from the start
  • Ghost Town — located at 13th milestone and covered in fog so much, it censors stuff in hero’s diary

Enjoy the spookiness!

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Summer Refreshments

Aug 14 2023

Massive Content Update
Dear readers, it is that time — time to refresh the game with new texts. After weeks of sifting through ideas, we’re thrilled to roll out a massive content update. We’re talking nearly a thousand new phrases spanning everything — from diaries to dungeons, sails to duels. Kudos to the authors and ER team!

“Know Your Monster” is Back
If you missed monster picture guessing, rejoice! The new season of “Know Your Monster” is now live in the newspaper and will be around for a few months.

Plus, we’ve upgraded the Picturizer, so it can make sharper and better monster images. It’s still a bit of a server hog, so it’s not open to all, but now you only need 5 IQ points to use it.

New Towns
Say hello to two new towns that have popped up out of nowhere and are ready for our heroes to explore: Paradise City and Madchester. Take a look at the map to discover their perks and locations.

Lastly, a little something for Lab owners. Fed up with your hero selling good boss parts? Good news — from now on heroes won’t sell a part if there’s a vacant slot for it in the Lab.

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Double Pack News

Jun 19 2023

Hey there, fellow deities! Today we have a sweet bundle of double-pack features for you:

Two new diary signs:

  • The first one commands your champion to go fishing early.
  • The second one will find them a roadside trader.

Two new side jobs:

  • In one, your champion has to get a wanted monster hide.
  • In the other one, they’ll need to level up any skill.

Two new daily forecasts:

  • The chance to send divine signs to your hero happens more often.
  • For a whole day bosses will have the same randomly chosen ability.

Two new feats:

  • Defeat any boss in a fight that lasts 100+ turns.
  • Get hungry tribbles and fluffy tribbles (regular ones) simultaneously and watch the first ones eat the seconds.

Mobile Apps:

There are some quality-of-life improvements for the Godville apps (Android, iOS):

  • tap the bell icon on the Hero screen to quickly bring up notification settings.
  • check out two new notifications: for fishing and shopkeeping.
  • if you’re a forgetful deity, you can enable the special notification to remind you to visit your champion after a few days.

Hope this double-feature pack will suit you. After all, it has a little something for everyone.

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Lucky 13

May 10 2023

Today is a very special day, dear deities. Today is Godville’s birthday.

Sounds unreal, but it’s been 13 years since we opened this wacky world of gods and heroes. It’s been a wild ride, full of laughter, adventure, and the occasional facepalm.

Despite many challenges, we’re still here, laughing and having fun with our heroes. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t need a little laughter and fun in their life right now?

We owe a debt of gratitude to the amazing community of creative and dedicated deities who have been with us every step of the way. Thanks to everyone for their effort to make Godville a better place!

Now, onto the goodies. For the next 3 days сongratulate your champion with a godvoice — they deserved it — and get a huge pack of godpower charges in return, cause you deserved it too. Use godpower capacitor (when not in a duel mode) to get something extra. Keep an eye out for festive monsters too.

Here’s to another year of lazy adventures, punny jokes, and good times. Happy 13th birthday, Godville!

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A Feat to Remember

Apr 02 2023

Greetings, mighty deities! We hope you enjoyed the confetti and helped your champion achieve their silly feats yesterday. Now, let’s get serious.

Feats are a hero’s bread and butter, so our adventurers are finally beginning to live up to this rule. Now they can do “real feats”, also known as Not So Common Deeds: such as “reach the end of the map” or “fill out the newspaper bingo completely”.

Feats are similar to achievements: they are also achieved once and for all, visible in the hero’s page, and accompanied by a spectacular fireworks show upon completion. Unlike achievements, which sometimes take years, many feats can be completed quickly with some effort or luck.

Like achievements, feats are remarkably useless — there are no in-game rewards for them. But they proudly hang in the hero’s page and impress passersby. Their difficulty is also visible there — a three-point feat is worth more pride than a simpler one.

The number of feats available to a hero depends on their progress. After building a temple, for example, they’ll unlock underground feats. And this is only the first portion – there are more to come.

Make sure you have the latest Android or iOS app installed (if you saw confetti yesterday, you are good to go).

Disclaimer: there may be a few hiccups with feats in the next couple of days, so please don’t rush to complete everything just yet. And sorry, but any previous deeds cannot be counted – feats must be completed after this update to register.

In other news: mobile GodWiki has a new look. Based on players’ feedback, we’ve changed its default skin from Minerva to Timeless, so it’s a bit different now and, hopefully, works better. If you need to change the skin manually, you can do so in the GodWiki settings (Profile->Preferences->Appearance).

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