In the midst of the GDC news blitz, we just got word from ngmoco that GodFinger is live in Canada. If you're unfamiliar with this song and dance, it's almost impossible to do large scale beta testing with iPhone games. Ngmoco's solution to this problem is a limited release in Canada to test their server infrastructure with real players.

From our Macworld preview of GodFinger:

In GodFinger, you are an all powerful deity who control the people and environment of a small planet. The planet environment is a side view cross section that you can navigate by swiping on the screen and pinch zooming in and out. When the game begins, you are given a very small planet with one inhabitant. As you demonstrate your powers to the inhabitants, they become followers and earn you gold and mana for their efforts.

We'll take a closer look at the game when it hits the US App Store, but in the meantime if you've got a Canadian account you can get an early edge on the competition. Otherwise, check out the thread on our forums that has oodles of different gameplay videos.

Canadian App Store Link: GodFinger, Free

  • Jeedee

    Been playing for 30minutes now, level 7 and this game is pure awesomeness. And the price is right :)

  • Jeedee

    Been playing for 30minutes now, level 7 and this game is pure awesomeness. And the price is right :)

  • Johan

    Seems laggy enough for release don't you think?

  • Johan

    Seems laggy enough for release don't you think?

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    Seems like Black&White lite only actually fun. The guy at the end looks like Edgar Froese.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    Seems like Black&White lite only actually fun. The guy at the end looks like Edgar Froese.

  • Noman

    C'mon, we rule isn't even in the US yet.

  • highlyrefinedpirate

    I would have thought we rule would have come to the us before this was released.
    grrr well more waiting I guess.

  • Noman

    C'mon, we rule isn't even in the US yet.

  • highlyrefinedpirate

    I would have thought we rule would have come to the us before this was released.
    grrr well more waiting I guess.

  • Jenny

    Being Canadian ROCKS! :D

  • Jenny

    Being Canadian ROCKS! :D

  • BuLLetss

    Wow wtf ngmoco sucks balls, Canadians now have We Rule and Godfinger. This is very depressing.

  • BuLLetss

    Wow wtf ngmoco sucks balls, Canadians now have We Rule and Godfinger. This is very depressing.

  • Elijah

    OH CANADA!

  • Elijah

    OH CANADA!

  • NFreak007

    Does this require a constant 3G/wi-fi connection? I hope not as I'm an iPod touch owner with no wi-fi at home. Can someone try it out without a connection for me?

    • iwasnevergivenaname

      It needs an internet connection, I just checked.

      • Jordan10la

        At all times? :(
        I really can't do that. Sure at home but apps are blocked at school and I have no internet anywhere else.

      • NFreak007

        That REALLY sucks. Ngmoco used to be my favourite iPhone game developer, but since they went freemium they've gone WAY downhill in my view. Needless to say I won't be downloading this - I really want to play it, but if I can't there no point!

        I know it's unlikely, but I really hope someone from Ngmoco reads this. i know I'm not alone in feeling like this. PLEASE do something for those of us who don't have wi-fi!

      • CopyCat12

        SERIOUSLY. I made a canadian account just to get this game, but im out of Awe and dont have any intention on buying more. Way to ruin a great game ngmoco!

  • NFreak007

    Does this require a constant 3G/wi-fi connection? I hope not as I'm an iPod touch owner with no wi-fi at home. Can someone try it out without a connection for me?

    • iwasnevergivenaname

      It needs an internet connection, I just checked.

      • Jordan10la

        At all times? :(
        I really can't do that. Sure at home but apps are blocked at school and I have no internet anywhere else.

      • NFreak007

        That REALLY sucks. Ngmoco used to be my favourite iPhone game developer, but since they went freemium they've gone WAY downhill in my view. Needless to say I won't be downloading this - I really want to play it, but if I can't there no point!

        I know it's unlikely, but I really hope someone from Ngmoco reads this. i know I'm not alone in feeling like this. PLEASE do something for those of us who don't have wi-fi!

      • CopyCat12

        SERIOUSLY. I made a canadian account just to get this game, but im out of Awe and dont have any intention on buying more. Way to ruin a great game ngmoco!

  • Micah

    Time to dust off that fake canadian account i made for eliminate lol.

    • iwantthisgame

      how did you create a face accont i cant find a credit card or phone number

  • Micah

    Time to dust off that fake canadian account i made for eliminate lol.

    • iwantthisgame

      how did you create a face accont i cant find a credit card or phone number

  • manan

    its needs an internet connection

  • manan

    its needs an internet connection

  • http://www.ummband.com poutini

    finally, a reason for me to be canadian. :)

  • http://www.ummband.com poutini

    finally, a reason for me to be canadian. :)

  • monster

    Looks like a fancy version of one of those farm games

    boring pointless leveling up to no real end other than bragging rights that you've played/paid more than everyone else

  • monster

    Looks like a fancy version of one of those farm games

    boring pointless leveling up to no real end other than bragging rights that you've played/paid more than everyone else

  • http://www.Specky-Online.de Sp00by

    feel free to add me and my girlfriend please :)

    username me: Sp00by
    username gf.: Mioky

    greetz from Germany Sp00by

  • http://www.Specky-Online.de Sp00by

    feel free to add me and my girlfriend please :)

    username me: Sp00by
    username gf.: Mioky

    greetz from Germany Sp00by

  • Charles

    Ugh, this sucks. I don't understand why ngmoco feels the need to limit us by forcing everyone to have an internet connection to play! I sort of get it with We Rule, since it appears to be more social and community based, but why for Godfinger? I feel no need to compare my little planet with anyone elses, nor do I want to chat with people and see their achievements as I reign destruction and chaos on my clueless followers. Let's hope they brighten up and add in the option to choose to play without a connection.

  • Charles

    Ugh, this sucks. I don't understand why ngmoco feels the need to limit us by forcing everyone to have an internet connection to play! I sort of get it with We Rule, since it appears to be more social and community based, but why for Godfinger? I feel no need to compare my little planet with anyone elses, nor do I want to chat with people and see their achievements as I reign destruction and chaos on my clueless followers. Let's hope they brighten up and add in the option to choose to play without a connection.

  • ejjib

    why are these games published in canada before in the us

    • Micah

      to test their servers. just make a fake canadian account to get it.

  • ejjib

    why are these games published in canada before in the us

    • Micah

      to test their servers. just make a fake canadian account to get it.

  • Markos

    Can I borrow it to get GodFinger? If I can email me the details. markosrich@yahoo.com

    • Markos

      For Micah or any other nice people with Canadian accounts

  • Markos

    Can I borrow it to get GodFinger? If I can email me the details. markosrich@yahoo.com

    • Markos

      For Micah or any other nice people with Canadian accounts

  • http://www.god.com God

    Awesome game, got it via fake Canadian account. Add me! : livepinkpepper

    • Markos

      @God can I use ur fake account to download it please? I can't make a free account on my iTunes and I wan this game so bad

      • http://www.god.com God

        You can easily make your own, just pick a fake adress somewhere in canada. Here is a link with a step by step instruction, it worked for me.
        http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/2008/10/18/create-an-itunes-account-without-a-credit-card/

      • Markos

        Do I go to iTunes website? It doesn't say none on credit card selection

      • http://www.god.com God

        No dude, in your iTunes, installed on your pc.
        Then click on iTunes Store and all the way down you see a flag, select Canada, download GodFinger, make fake account by steps, voila, done

      • Markos

        Cool. I got it. I added u. I'm mjr95

      • http://www.god.com God

        Thanks for making me a Mystic :D

  • http://www.god.com God

    Awesome game, got it via fake Canadian account. Add me! : livepinkpepper

    • Markos

      @God can I use ur fake account to download it please? I can't make a free account on my iTunes and I wan this game so bad

      • http://www.god.com God

        You can easily make your own, just pick a fake adress somewhere in canada. Here is a link with a step by step instruction, it worked for me.
        http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/2008/10/18/create-an-itunes-account-without-a-credit-card/

      • Markos

        Do I go to iTunes website? It doesn't say none on credit card selection

      • http://www.god.com God

        No dude, in your iTunes, installed on your pc.
        Then click on iTunes Store and all the way down you see a flag, select Canada, download GodFinger, make fake account by steps, voila, done

      • Markos

        Cool. I got it. I added u. I'm mjr95

      • http://www.god.com God

        Thanks for making me a Mystic :D

  • RacingGun

    So far, so fun. Definitely just another "farming" game, but it's cute and entertaining. Feel free to add me "RacingGun" to hook up the mystic love :)

  • RacingGun

    So far, so fun. Definitely just another "farming" game, but it's cute and entertaining. Feel free to add me "RacingGun" to hook up the mystic love :)

  • IntenseMX

    wierd my game wont lanch

  • IntenseMX

    wierd my game wont lanch

  • daniel

    Love it :D Add me if you want :D McBr33wtal

  • daniel

    Love it :D Add me if you want :D McBr33wtal

  • Hehe1134

    Love this game add me if you want
    twirlgirl123

  • Hehe1134

    Love this game add me if you want
    twirlgirl123

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