godfinger_lightningEarly this month we discovered vague references to a game on the Plus+ network named GodFinger. Today ngmoco revealed that the next game we'll see from them is GodFinger, a collaboration with Wonderland Software.

Two interesting tidbits of information come from their company web site. First of all, the team had their hands in the Fable series, as well as Black & White 2. They also thank Rex, the artist behind Little Big Planet for their new web site. Without many more details on who is involved in this collaboration, all we can do is speculate that he also could possibly be involved in GodFinger on some level.

Gameplay sounds quite similar to some of the mechanics from Black & White games. You play as a fledgling deity and need to build an army of followers to worship you. Worshipping seems pivotal to learning new god powers and performing wonders such as striking things down with lightning, creating floods, or even changing the shape of the landscape. It also sounds like you can choose to be a benevolent god or an evil god, much like Black & White

According to ngmoco, GodFinger is "rapidly approaching its App Store debut". We expect more information to be revealed in the not too distant future.

  • WolfgangK

    Question is, will it be accompanied by some kind of effed-up pricing system.

    • LBG

      Well if it does it will fail.
      People still remember being ripped off from Eliminate/Touch Pet Dogs.
      I doubt they will fall for it twice.

      • jaytee

        who got ripped off? i never paid a cent for eliminate and i got a good... 45 minutes of play out of it.

      • Eli Hodapp

        Also confused as to who got ripped off, or how Eliminate or Touch Pets failed. Eliminate was in the top grossing for higher and longer than Command & Conquer: Red Alert, a game with insane brand recognition that launched at $9.99 within 24 hours of Eliminate's release. Touch Pets weird multi-sku system likely split the revenue too many different ways for anything to chart, but both games still seem to have vibrant communities today.

    • oliath

      Absolutely my first thoughts too.

      I lost a huge amount of faith in NGMOCO after their idiotic pricing decisions behind touch pet dogs and eliminate.

      Lets hope they didn't percieve them to be widespread successes and ruin yet another potentially great game by making it free but you have to pay to play it.

  • WolfgangK

    Question is, will it be accompanied by some kind of effed-up pricing system.

    • LBG

      Well if it does it will fail.
      People still remember being ripped off from Eliminate/Touch Pet Dogs.
      I doubt they will fall for it twice.

      • jaytee

        who got ripped off? i never paid a cent for eliminate and i got a good... 45 minutes of play out of it.

      • Eli Hodapp

        Also confused as to who got ripped off, or how Eliminate or Touch Pets failed. Eliminate was in the top grossing for higher and longer than Command & Conquer: Red Alert, a game with insane brand recognition that launched at $9.99 within 24 hours of Eliminate's release. Touch Pets weird multi-sku system likely split the revenue too many different ways for anything to chart, but both games still seem to have vibrant communities today.

    • oliath

      Absolutely my first thoughts too.

      I lost a huge amount of faith in NGMOCO after their idiotic pricing decisions behind touch pet dogs and eliminate.

      Lets hope they didn't percieve them to be widespread successes and ruin yet another potentially great game by making it free but you have to pay to play it.

  • GodSon

    Sounds good. I want to see a gameplay video. Damn these hints! Come on ngmoco?

  • GodSon

    Sounds good. I want to see a gameplay video. Damn these hints! Come on ngmoco?

  • Dan

    The Hand Circus (Rolando) guy is part of Wonderland

    • bob

      Where did you get that crazy idea from?

  • Dan

    The Hand Circus (Rolando) guy is part of Wonderland

    • bob

      Where did you get that crazy idea from?

  • Steve

    I would love to see them break the 4th wall a little bit with this one, I think the iPhone touch interface calls for it here since you are literally using your finger (as well as figuratively in the game as a 'god'.)

  • Steve

    I would love to see them break the 4th wall a little bit with this one, I think the iPhone touch interface calls for it here since you are literally using your finger (as well as figuratively in the game as a 'god'.)

  • Mark

    Actually, it sounds more like a latter-day version of Populous:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populous

    • NewJorg

      I have a feeling that ngmoco:) may unveil this thing at Wednesday's iPad/iSlate/iTablet event. They tend to get the goods from Apple first.

    • http://www.glenncorpes.com GlennX

      Ah, the Populous page on Wikipedia. I'm sure my name used to be on there, I did after all come up with the landscape generator, the landscape moulding system, the view, the map and general look before Peter put the game in there. Credit where it's due, Peter is a great designer and gameplay coder but it sometimes seems feels like i've been edited out of history to keep the story simpler.

      • http://www.danhero.com Dan

        I certainly know who you are. Back when the Amiga mags of the day used to present upcoming/ work in progress game features, you were always mentioned alongside molyneux for Populous, Powermonger and all the other classic bullfrog titles. I seem to remember you were working away on a evolution/creation type game with an amazing fractal landscape generator. I forget the name of it, but whatever became of that?

        Dues need to be paid to Glenn Corpes, a living legend in the games world. Keep up the great work man.

        Oh and by the way, do you know what became of Gary Carr? he was my favourite games artist of the time.

  • Mark

    Actually, it sounds more like a latter-day version of Populous:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populous

    • NewJorg

      I have a feeling that ngmoco:) may unveil this thing at Wednesday's iPad/iSlate/iTablet event. They tend to get the goods from Apple first.

    • http://www.glenncorpes.com GlennX

      Ah, the Populous page on Wikipedia. I'm sure my name used to be on there, I did after all come up with the landscape generator, the landscape moulding system, the view, the map and general look before Peter put the game in there. Credit where it's due, Peter is a great designer and gameplay coder but it sometimes seems feels like i've been edited out of history to keep the story simpler.

      • http://www.danhero.com Dan

        I certainly know who you are. Back when the Amiga mags of the day used to present upcoming/ work in progress game features, you were always mentioned alongside molyneux for Populous, Powermonger and all the other classic bullfrog titles. I seem to remember you were working away on a evolution/creation type game with an amazing fractal landscape generator. I forget the name of it, but whatever became of that?

        Dues need to be paid to Glenn Corpes, a living legend in the games world. Keep up the great work man.

        Oh and by the way, do you know what became of Gary Carr? he was my favourite games artist of the time.

  • jaytee

    this sounds like pocket god...

    except not stupid and boring and without a gimmick of the week.

  • jaytee

    this sounds like pocket god...

    except not stupid and boring and without a gimmick of the week.

  • Michael

    "They had their hands on the Fable series" Whoa!! Maybe they'll have graphics similar to Fable? That'd be cool! There really is a lack of games that take you on an adventure and with good graphics and gameplay. I think someone should make a game like the Hobbit or maybe even put the Hobbit onto the iPhone. Well anyway, I think GodFinger sounds cool! @jaytee I AGREE! I forget why I even played that game. NO POINT to it.

    • sk8erdude50

      i hope/know this will b better than pocket god. I was one of their first buyers when it came out, but even though it is still on my iphone, i barely have ever played it, except for one time after every update. Now that they dont even update, i will happily delete it once this comes out

  • Michael

    "They had their hands on the Fable series" Whoa!! Maybe they'll have graphics similar to Fable? That'd be cool! There really is a lack of games that take you on an adventure and with good graphics and gameplay. I think someone should make a game like the Hobbit or maybe even put the Hobbit onto the iPhone. Well anyway, I think GodFinger sounds cool! @jaytee I AGREE! I forget why I even played that game. NO POINT to it.

    • sk8erdude50

      i hope/know this will b better than pocket god. I was one of their first buyers when it came out, but even though it is still on my iphone, i barely have ever played it, except for one time after every update. Now that they dont even update, i will happily delete it once this comes out

  • Yarn

    It seems that Godfinger's focus shares more commonality with Populous, Bullfrog's precursor to Black & White.

    Wonderland is obviously staffed by ex-Bullfrog/ Lionhead folks based on their company blog so this fills me with glee. I'd like to put in my humble request now to give Dungeon Keeper a Godfinger-like reinvention as well. :)

  • Yarn

    It seems that Godfinger's focus shares more commonality with Populous, Bullfrog's precursor to Black & White.

    Wonderland is obviously staffed by ex-Bullfrog/ Lionhead folks based on their company blog so this fills me with glee. I'd like to put in my humble request now to give Dungeon Keeper a Godfinger-like reinvention as well. :)

  • Gadm

    poop>dog's poop>ngmoco

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      My, that's a powerful argument. I, for one, am convinced.

  • Gadm

    poop>dog's poop>ngmoco

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      My, that's a powerful argument. I, for one, am convinced.

  • Loner

    I like how they said its close to Black & White, which was a great game back in the day.

  • Loner

    I like how they said its close to Black & White, which was a great game back in the day.

  • Andrem720

    It would be so sweet if this was one of the games they demo for the new (yet to be announced) Apple Tablet. With an iPhone version of course. I really love ngmoco:) and am curious to see what they're cooking up

  • Andrem720

    It would be so sweet if this was one of the games they demo for the new (yet to be announced) Apple Tablet. With an iPhone version of course. I really love ngmoco:) and am curious to see what they're cooking up

  • anonymous

    Needs more cowbell.

  • anonymous

    Needs more cowbell.

  • Deewin

    I like gameloft's marketing strategy better. They tease us one day than release the game less than a week later :)

  • Deewin

    I like gameloft's marketing strategy better. They tease us one day than release the game less than a week later :)

  • estyst

    we need Rolando 3! where is Rolando 3? :(

  • estyst

    we need Rolando 3! where is Rolando 3? :(

  • Altair77

    AWESOME i still love black and white 2 it was so awesome lets hope this will come soon and it will be almost the same

  • Altair77

    AWESOME i still love black and white 2 it was so awesome lets hope this will come soon and it will be almost the same

  • 8bitbass

    In a short while for Ngmoco means half year of waiting for what may be a flop.

  • 8bitbass

    In a short while for Ngmoco means half year of waiting for what may be a flop.

  • Steve

    I just got ripped off by ngmoco. I got an invoice from itUnes for $39.99 and was like,. "What the heck is this?" I contacted iTunes immediately and asked that they help me find out what this was and asked them to remove the charge... They sdaid that they were unable to do it and to contact ngmoco, which I did. COme to find out. My 6yr old son accidentially bought $40 worth of fake food... This is crazy! I honestly can't believe this is even offered. The biggest problem is that you are not prompted to enter a password before the purchase is charged. All it say is... "Your iTunes Account will be charged, press cancel or ok" well, my 6 yr old recognizes the word "OK" so he pressed it. Voila, we just took 2 $20 bills and handed them over. The crooks at ngmoco say they can't do anyting about it. They told me to contact iTunes because it was their billing issue that charged us. iTunes told us that it was not their problem and that they have no control over the fees charged by their vendors. This is seriously crazy. I've been a loyal Apple fan for years and have turned many friends and family onto them. I know for a fact that I caused no less than 6 MacBook, iPhone, iMac purchases from others than myself... That's about $5,000 worth of business that I drovve for the brand by word of mouth. My new goal? Cause 10's of thousands in negative growth until I get my $40 bucks back. Maybe you thinik this is crazy, but I don't care. It's the principle of it now, not the money. Touch Pets sucks and so does ngmoco. I've tried to work this out, but no one seems to want to talk to me or take care of this. I would even settle for a simple credit to buy things in the iTunes store that we would enjoy. I'm just not happy with the 1,000 bowls of digital dog food.

  • Steve

    I just got ripped off by ngmoco. I got an invoice from itUnes for $39.99 and was like,. "What the heck is this?" I contacted iTunes immediately and asked that they help me find out what this was and asked them to remove the charge... They sdaid that they were unable to do it and to contact ngmoco, which I did. COme to find out. My 6yr old son accidentially bought $40 worth of fake food... This is crazy! I honestly can't believe this is even offered. The biggest problem is that you are not prompted to enter a password before the purchase is charged. All it say is... "Your iTunes Account will be charged, press cancel or ok" well, my 6 yr old recognizes the word "OK" so he pressed it. Voila, we just took 2 $20 bills and handed them over. The crooks at ngmoco say they can't do anyting about it. They told me to contact iTunes because it was their billing issue that charged us. iTunes told us that it was not their problem and that they have no control over the fees charged by their vendors. This is seriously crazy. I've been a loyal Apple fan for years and have turned many friends and family onto them. I know for a fact that I caused no less than 6 MacBook, iPhone, iMac purchases from others than myself... That's about $5,000 worth of business that I drovve for the brand by word of mouth. My new goal? Cause 10's of thousands in negative growth until I get my $40 bucks back. Maybe you thinik this is crazy, but I don't care. It's the principle of it now, not the money. Touch Pets sucks and so does ngmoco. I've tried to work this out, but no one seems to want to talk to me or take care of this. I would even settle for a simple credit to buy things in the iTunes store that we would enjoy. I'm just not happy with the 1,000 bowls of digital dog food.

  • Mike

    I feel your pain, that sux. No offense, but it's not ngmoco's fault nor apples. If your kid can only read the word "ok" then they should not have a iPhone in there hand. There expensive, could dial 911, drop it...etc, there not toys for lil kids. Just saying...no ones fault but your own dude. Be glad that's all that happened!

  • Mike

    I feel your pain, that sux. No offense, but it's not ngmoco's fault nor apples. If your kid can only read the word "ok" then they should not have a iPhone in there hand. There expensive, could dial 911, drop it...etc, there not toys for lil kids. Just saying...no ones fault but your own dude. Be glad that's all that happened!

  • Bok Choy

    Just like everyone else, I hope there's no weird pricing system. Just make it a paid app with no in-app purchasing... viola.

  • Bok Choy

    Just like everyone else, I hope there's no weird pricing system. Just make it a paid app with no in-app purchasing... viola.

  • Franky

    How i CAN put a picture on ngmoco my on ng moco is ruby257

  • Franky

    How i CAN put a picture on ngmoco my on ng moco is ruby257

  • Franky

    Write me at the frankyrun@live.ca

  • Franky

    Write me at the frankyrun@live.ca

  • http://Www.genesisartwerx.com Matt c

    You need a pic for your ngmoco??
    First give them $9.99 and then you will be choose an avatar. If you want to upload your own pic that's an extra $9.99. You will be billed in the same method as the digital dog food.

  • http://Www.genesisartwerx.com Matt c

    You need a pic for your ngmoco??
    First give them $9.99 and then you will be choose an avatar. If you want to upload your own pic that's an extra $9.99. You will be billed in the same method as the digital dog food.

  • http://www.ponypoloshirts.com ralph lauren polo

    it's not ngmoco's fault nor apples. If your kid can only read the word "ok" then they should not have a iPhone in there hand. There expensive, could dial 911, drop it...etc, there not toys for lil kids. Just saying...no ones fault but your own dude. Be glad that's all that happened!

  • http://www.cheap-ralphlaurenpoloshirts.com big pony polo

    with an iPhone version of course and I am curious to see what they're cooking up