Free Coupons, etc

Jul 08 2020

Newspaper Coupons
Godville Times editors are always looking for new ways to delight their readers. This time around they’ve made a deal with local traders to introduce a simple, yet functional thing: coupons for free stuff.

It works like this: the newspaper will publish a new coupon every day. A deity can transfer this coupon straight to their champion’s pockets with a divine tap, and the hero will then cash it out during the next trading session. Most days the coupons will give some kind of an activatable artifact, but there will be other things as well.

Datamine Refreshments
It’s been a while since Datamine has opened, so it’s good to spice it up with a bit of variety. Datamine runs can now have special rules, e.g. a rule to kick bosses more often, a rule to have more locked bits, a rule that defines bytes as 7 bits… Just like in dungeons and sails — you know the drill.

Parts & Lab
If your hero is already collecting boss’ parts, you know that he visits the Lab only upon arriving in town, which leaves a few cases when the part can be lost or sold. So from now on the heroes will check the Lab more often – after praying and even after teleporting to a town. This applies to the wanted monster rewards as well.

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Summer Package

Jun 01 2020

Hello, gods and goddesses! Just a few weeks ago we celebrated Godville’s anniversary. Now it’s time to move on — with new goodies and stuff.

  1. Remember the strong monsters? The ones noted with a meeting phrase in the diary. From now on it will be easier to spot them by the bold name right in the Earthly News. (Make sure to use the latest version of the app from the store.)
  2. New achievement for the Book writers is here — just wait for the next glyph to see it.
  3. New side job. This time it involves the favorite thing of every hero — squandering money on town parties.
  4. New sea type — without ubiquitous crates, but with an extra booty on a map.
  5. New dungeon type — every room will generate a small amount of godpower.
  6. Arena/Dungeons/Sails speed up — each step will be a tiny bit faster (around 10-20%).
  7. Sparring fights from now on will equalize the opponents’ health (just like in Arena duels).
  8. Dungeon chronicles now reveal the map step by step, just like in the original expedition. (Only for the new chronicles.)
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10th Anniversary!

May 10 2020

Hello, Godville’s gods and goddesses! Today is a really special day.

Ten years ago, on May 10, 2010, this world was created. (This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.)

So today we’re celebrating Godville’s 10th Anniversary. Tenth! Can you imagine it?

(We are not, frankly. It’s simply too much for our fragile minds to grasp.)

Nevertheless, here we are. Thanks to the gods and goddesses — it’s great to have you all here. Thanks to our heroes — they work tirelessly to amuse us. Thanks to all those who help — we couldn’t do it without you. Thanks to the server daemons — they (almost) never let us down. In other words, thanks to everything and everybody.

Let’s get to the celebration part, shall we? Firstly, congratulate your hero with a godvoice to fill your accumulator with a supersized pack of charges. That should get you in the right mood.

Then check the godpower capacitor in the newspaper — it went off the scale. For the next 5 days it will be bursting with energy and will even yield some extra — if a hero is not too busy. Meanwhile loads of specially bred anniversary monsters have been released into the fields, waiting to be defeated and sacrificed. Running out of godpower would be really hard for the next few days.

Finally, as a part of the celebration, we’re doing a Reddit AMA right now. Check it out if you’re burning with questions or just want to know more about Godville history.

Happy Anniversary!

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Meanwhile in Godville

Mar 22 2020

While the world is going crazy, here is some silly news to relax.

Secret Treasury
Fascinating news from dungeons. There are rumors of a hidden room, stranded in the dusty corners of underground catacombs. It’s just like the treasury, but with even more loot inside. Sweet amenities of this room are guarded by the well-known practice of “security by obscurity”: It’s uncharted, nothing points to it nor even it has a dedicated boss-guardian. Secret treasury can only be found by sheer luck — which is what AFK-parties often rely on.

Sweet Reunion
A little upgrade for the heroic heads — they can now feel the long awaited return of the master. If you haven’t visited your hero for weeks or months he will notice your return and greet you. A mere trifle, but who doesn’t like attention?

Ideas Withdrawal
Quite a few times we received a peculiar feature request — to be able to delete an idea after it was submitted. Well, recently it was added — you have full 10 minutes after sending to change your mind and withdraw an idea before it will go for public voting. You can find the withdrawal link on My ingenious pieces page in the Ideabox.

Spring Cleaning
Finally, let’s welcome the spring by getting rid of old stuff. It’s time for Content Cleaning. If you believe that some of the game’s phrases are poorly worded, inappropriate or just boring please post them here.

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Contentful Update

Feb 08 2020

Greetings, gods and goddesses! Let’s mark the new year with the new stuff.

Big Content Update
We finally managed to sort through the heaps of submissions in the six most cluttered drawers of Ideabox (btw, thanks for patience!). The result is astounding – more than a thousand new content ideas have been added to the game! That includes hundreds of new artifacts, earthly news, dungeon, sail and duel chronicle entries. Newspaper also got a long-awaited content refresh (should be visible in tomorrow’s issue).

Newspaper ER
Newspaper submissions used to disappear in the void of Ideabox, skipping community voting altogether. This injustice is no more – from now on such ideas will go through the regular voting process, with ER and everything.

On a related note, we’d like to express our gratitude to everyone in ER for their participation and work. Your creativity and contribution really helps the game.

New Forecasts
As some attentive gods already noticed, starting from January there are three new forecasts in Godville Times. First one lets heroes sleep longer and more often. The second one makes tribble encounters much more common. The third one gives a chance of getting an unplanned side job.

Side Jobs Extension
Speaking of side jobs – it’s a bummer to see an almost finished side job to expire. From now on a hero could occasionally extend the current side job for a couple more hours by hitting a POI on the map. Sometimes that could really help to to finally get the job done.

By the way, you can now get nudged when the hero finds a new side job – just update the Godville app (Android, iOS) to get this new notification option.

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Holiday News

Dec 21 2019

Let’s continue from where we left off with a present for the “warriors of pen and paper”. Welcome the Pantheon of Wordcraft — a place to compare the progress of the next major goal.

Now for the main part. Right around the Day X in late December, also known as Christmas, cold and dense air gets filled with holiday spirit and magic. First of all, it’s time of snowflakes (❄). A hero can get one from a special Christmas reindeer, fish it out or loot it. This peculiar thing is actually useful. Traders pay real gold for it. A god can sneak one and use it as a wildcard in the Bingo game. Also, four or five snowflakes crumbled together in the inventory make… a snowman, which the hero can then valiantly fight and even get some festive loot.

Second, some quick news from snow-covered fields. Santa Clawses and Satan Clauses are leaving their warm dens to deliver spirit and presents for all (btw, It’s the only time of the year when these could be tamed as pets). In a few hours from now a well-known festive town of Laplandville will be ready to open its doors. Famous for its holiday offers, discounts and other bonuses, it proudly welcomes all the customers just a couple milestones away from the Godville itself.

Finally, there are presents. These are traditional Christmas activatables that yield some good stuff, including gold bricks, gopher wood, manimals, chunks of XP for your champion or godpower boost for you. A hero should get them by himself — just peek into his loot bag from time to time. Btw, there is a sure way to get present – just play Bingo in Godville Times.

The fest will last till Jan 2. Happy Holidays!

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Datamine

Dec 09 2019

Today is the day for the experienced ones — the deities who already have a lab boss and whose heroes are busy with writing a sacred book.

As you may have noted, it’s a challenging task for our attention deficit heroes. Up to now, they could only learn glyphs while sleeping — and it turned out to be hard while sleeping drunk.

However, anything can be improved with a little bit of science. Behold the Datamine — a special place for learning sacred things. Particle collision creates lots of data, right? Datamine was made to collide the heaviest, most energy-dense (and also dumbest) particles of Godville – the lab bosses.

Data from the datamine can be used in two ways. Firstly, it helps to learn new glyphs for the Book. Secondly, it produces bosscoins.

Bosscoin is a fancy new currency of Godville. It’s weird, mysterious and very valuable — on a good day a bosscoin can be sold for up to 18 thousand gold coins! On other days it could cost pennies — its price is flaky and changes many times an hour. Godville Times is up with this new trend: editors are already publishing up-to-date bosscoin rates in the newspaper’s exchange section.

Let’s sum it up. Finally, gods got a shiny new button for their Remote controls and something new to play with, alongside familiar dungeons and sails (it’s been years since something like that happened!). Check this forum topic to learn more. Also make sure to update the Godville app on your phone (Android, iOS).

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Haunted News

Oct 29 2019

Halloween Event
Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to get the annual amount of spooky stuff. Old-timers already know the usual set of holiday goodies – angry tribbles here and there, valuable pumpkinezed artifacts, hordes of undead monsters and other eeriness.

There is new stuff too. Remember old-fashioned golden halloween pumpkins, usually gained in battles? Forget them. Glowing pumpkins are the new rage. They also don’t require godpower to activate, but unlike older breed, the improved one can occasionally produce even more valuable things.

This year the special event will last for three days instead of one – plenty of time to enjoy the eeriness and smash some festive pumpkins.

New Aura
Recent September Gathering fest has caused careless mushroom consumption with surprising consequence – an aura of savings. A hero under effect of this aura gives up town partying and prefers to put gold into savings instead, just like similar newspaper forecast. Heroes without temples and trader-heroes seems to be immune to this aura.

New Side Jobs
New side activities are here to entertain our bored by repetitive quests heroes. First one is related to finishing regular quests. Second one is about consumption of potions. Third one is a weird one – it’s about breeding tribbles. By the way, a hero who finish and turn in a side job fast (with more than 24 hours left) will get the maximum possible reward instead of the usual random one.

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Wor(l)dcraft

Oct 09 2019

This news is for the players that have been here for a while and already managed to complete all the main goals: constructing a temple, building an ark, collecting twos of every kind and even awakening of an own boss.

Not having a goal to achieve is a bit unhealthy for both gods and heroes. It’s time to introduce a next epic deed, next major milestone. What is an intrinsic quality of a deity? Of course a creation of a world!

A dramatic event like this will surely require some preparations. What was at the beginning of a world? It’s said that it was a word. Probably, more than one. Most likely a tome of words. So, let’s try writing one. Luckily, every Godville god has an overconfident storyteller at their will, known to use up dozens of diaries on a daily basis. Let’s see how he expresses himself in this novel form – composing of a Book of Creation.

Usual heroic writings, though, won’t work here. A world can’t be created from random gibberish, it requires unique scriptural code. A hero should dive into cryptography and get the right knowledge glyph by glyph. Four glyphs will make one word, a thousand words — the Book.

Where to get the right words? There are few options for that. The first one is very dear to any hero — sleep. Every true adventurer occasionally indulges in dreaming while resting in a town. Champions tasked with the Book assignment will see divine writings in their dreams and redraw them into their Book. The second source is even more familiar: a hero can learn few glyphs as a reward for finishing a side job. That’s all for now, but there will be more word learning options in one of the upcoming game updates.

Of course, Godville is still a Zero Player Game. A hero can compose the Book all by himself, without any help. As it’s usual for the major goals, this process will take a year or two – patience is a godly virtue.

One important thing: a hero will start composing the Book only after his boss-monster has been assembled. The first boss (and only the first one) can now awake automatically in a few weeks after all the necessary ingredients have been collected. A notice line in the Lab tells when auto-awake will happen (make sure to update your Android or iOS app to see it). If you want to postpone first boss awakening you can cancel the timer by deleting any boss part from the Lab – though now it’s recommended to awaken the first one as soon as possible.

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Poetry & Gathering

Sep 05 2019

Mushroom Season
The beginning of autumn is great time for mushroom picking. For the whole month of September the heroes will be bumping into mushrooms and collecting them. They will not dare to eat unfamiliar things, but the god surely can force it – with the consequences like free aura and stuff.

Poetic Godvoices
Godvoice is the main communication channel with your champion and neighboring gods. Also, do you remember that voices well-liked by community bring some godpower boost?
From now on you can shout in style: introducing poetic verses! Just use a slash character (/ or \) to delimit lines. So a godvoice like this:

  • Any godvoice / Could lead to an action / Poetic one though / Brings more satisfaction

will be written in diaries like so:

  • Any godvoice
  • Сould lead to an action
  • Poetic one though
  • Brings more satisfaction

Keep in mind that shout-verses could have up to 4 lines. If you find others’ godvoices irritating, you can always disable them in the app’s settings.

Neat Refinements

  1. Answer spar request directly from the push notification (via Android app now too).
  2. Turn slider in the duel chronicles now shows the turn number while sliding.
  3. Chronicle links can now refer to a specific moment in fight – just set the slider to the desired turn and then share it like usual.
  4. If you play in a web browser, you can now spot the moment of turn change if Godville browser tab is not active (it should be useful for those of us who sometimes become AFK involuntary, due to the heavy multitasking).
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