Godville goes mobile

Jul 18 2010

Today we are happy to announce that our mobile app for Apple iPhone/iPod just went live at the AppStore. We’ve been working on it for quite a while over several months and we hope you will like it.

Here is what you can do with it:

  • observe all hero’s stats all the time (including PvP fights)
  • encourage and punish your pawn and send him god voices
  • invite / delete and message your friends
  • browse the pantheons
  • post to Facebook and Twitter from the app
  • submit bug reports, grammar corrections and brilliant ideas using built-in ideabox
  • receive various push notifications

As of now, the app is available in US, UK, CA, AU and NZ stores (other stores will be added later). Please note that the app for Russian Godville is also in the AppStore, but it won’t work with godvillegame.com, so make sure you grab the right one using this link or by searching for “godville” and picking the app that has its name written in english.

Here is a special forum topic to discuss everything related to the iPhone app.

In other news, we are launching two new gadgets for Godville today. These are small plugins and extensions that display the hero’s basic stats. There will be two extensions available: a Google Chrome extension (credits to Vizael) and a Mac OS dashboard widget.

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ZPG and PvP

Jul 04 2010

Today is a great day for Godville. We’ve been working really hard to bring you another awesome feature and today we’re finally ready to announce it. Folks, please welcome – duels. No longer will your hero wander around Godville’s realms alone. Starting today, heroes can meet other heroes in adventures and have lovely, yet deadly fights. The winner takes all, and the loser… gets to try his luck some other day. One thing to note – the hero will get into fights on his own, but it’s up to you to help him out with voices or influences. The FAQ has been updated with several answers related to this matter, please check them out.

Some of you have been wondering what the “Win/Lose” line in hero’s stats means. Well, starting from today it finally make sense – this line shows how many times your hero won or lost to other heroes in duels. Once your hero gets out of his first fight, the link to a mini-score board will become available (showing a detailed score on win/lose info for every opponent your hero ever met) as well as a link to the last fight log.

Starting from today a new suggestion type will be available for submission through the ideabox – a phrase for a duel. Take a look at phrases during the fights and submit your variants using this section. And please note that in terms of scope and number of new phrases this feature is huge, so we expect errors, typos and other weird things that need fixing. If something catches your eye – let us know using the correction form, ideabox or forum. As always, your feedback is highly appreciated.

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Vox populi

Jun 04 2010

It’s been a while since we started to accept various ideas using the “Have an idea?” form. We’ve already got quite a lot of them; too many to handle them all on our own, so today we are opening the ideabox – the place where everyone can see new monsters, artifacts and diary phrases submitted by others and vote for them. Votes are important – highly ranked items are more likely to be added. But that does not mean that all high-ranked items will be added (or that low-rank items will be rejected) automatically – we’re still going to review them, filtering out ones that don’t fit into the current setting. The Ideabox also has a section where you can see how your ideas were voted by others and if they’ve been accepted by us (highlighted with the blue color). A link to the idea box will appear in the menu once your hero reaches level 12.

There were some talks on forums about hero/user name/gender changes and today we are ready to present a procedure for changing account information. If you want to change your god’s name, hero’s name, gender or email – you need to submit a request using the special form in your profile. Once your request is submitted you have 24 hours to change or cancel it. After 24 hours have passed since the last change, your request will be sent to us, where it can be either accepted or rejected. If accepted, the new information will be applied automatically within a few hours. If rejected (because of offensive or inappropriate names), you can submit a new request with different names. Please note that account information can be changed only once.

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Keeping you informed

May 23 2010

The last couple weeks were really great for Godville. We’ve been busy working on new phrases and applying corrections that you guys sent. We feel that the game is getting better every single day and we can’t be happier about it. We really appreciate all your help, as this progress certainly wouldn’t be possible without it.

There is one thing worth mentioning: every god has its very own public page that can be accessed with a link like this: http://GodvilleGame.com/gods/Your_god_name_here You can send this link to your friends, so they can see how cool your hero is, and yes, they can see it without logging in. You can also write chronicles of your hero there and other players can vote for them once they reach level 12. There is no need to mention that one day there will be a pantheon for top-rated stories.

However, starting from today, personal pages are not the only way to show off your hero to others. Guys and gals, please welcome – Godville’s Informers! Unlike personal pages, informers can be easily embedded into any external site that allows you to use images. There are 3 types of informers, two are quite basic and the third one is totally customizable. Check them out on your profile page and tell us what you think.

While we’re working on some other features that we can’t wait to bring in here, here is a little bit more info on how this game is developed and extended. Several years ago, when we just started making the Russian version of Godville, we got some tremendous feedback from our community on what was good and bad, what was not working or hard to use, what can be improved, etc. Most of Godville’s in-game content, such as monsters, artifacts, quests and even phrases in hero’s diary are created by our users. That means you can suggest something that everyone in Godville will see and adore. We even have a very special place where everyone can see who helped us the most – the Pantheon of Gratitude.

To submit ideas to us, you can use the “Have an idea?” block on your hero’s page. Approved ideas that have already found their way into the game will also be displayed in this block. Every accepted idea will bring its author closer to the top of the Gratitude pantheon. We can’t guarantee that every single piece feedback will be easily accepted, but if you’ve got the idea and spirit of Godville and you have something to say, don’t keep it inside; send it to us or share it with others on our forums.

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Greetings!

May 10 2010

Greetings! Today is the day when we finally launch the private, invite-only beta of Godville – an unusually funny zero-player online game. The game hasn’t reached its final state yet and sometimes some things can be not funny or even worse – boring and lame. We highly appreciate a help from anyone who is interested, so if you like the idea and want to get a sneak preview, or even give us hand as an early adopter or beta-tester, please fill-in the invitation form on main page or drop us a line at support@godvillegame.com

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