If you're a regular around here, you've probably played tons of iPhone games, as well as other kinds of video games for that matter. The key word here is "playing" these games, as no matter what the object of whatever video game you're currently enjoying is, it likely involves you doing something. That's where Godville [Free] comes in, it's a "zero-player game" in that it requires absolutely no interaction from the player at all. Your character in Godville plays himself, all by himself, and you take the role of an omnipotent god and can either encourage or punish your hero, or do nothing at all.

When you want to know what your character in Godville is up to, you simply load the game and see what adventures he has been on lately while you've been off doing other things, or playing actual games. Sometimes your hero will be brave and slay endless hordes of monsters, collecting and equipping all forms of magical loot along the way. Sometimes your hero will find himself outmatched and need to run, and other times your character will either swindle or get swindled, all without any interaction from you at all.

As your hero goes on his adventure he can level up, eventually earn a personal motto, start learning specialized skills, or even join a guild. Your character has his own alignment which is swayed by his adventures, and once he completes a quest, he gets a new one and goes off in attempt to complete it all by himself. This may all sound a little stupid, and honestly, it is-- But that's the best part.

If you've ever played an MMORPG or any other RPG that focuses on grinding and repetitiveness, it's surprisingly amusing to just be able to load up your Godville character and vicariously live through his randomized adventures without needing to actually do anything at all. I have a feeling that fans of RPG's will at least get a chuckle out of some of the things your character ends up doing in Godville, and everyone else can just download a free game then complain in iTunes reviews that you can't do anything.

I'm not entirely sure friends mean anything in this game, but if you're looking for another deity to add in game, my username is "Hodapp".

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  • Blah

    Now I know how Hodapp spends his Saturday nights

    • roughtoungue

      meheheh, now that's a good one :p

  • Blah

    Now I know how Hodapp spends his Saturday nights

    • roughtoungue

      meheheh, now that's a good one :p

  • Farick

    very funny game ;)

  • Farick

    very funny game ;)

  • Eric

    HaHa i love this game! It's funny. But who the hell used "Ender" as there name?! Thats mine.

  • Eric

    HaHa i love this game! It's funny. But who the hell used "Ender" as there name?! Thats mine.

  • Arr4ws

    Add me as well!

    Arr4ws

  • Arr4ws

    Add me as well!

    Arr4ws

  • Hernan

    Not available in the Argentinian store yet. Is this US only?

  • Hernan

    Not available in the Argentinian store yet. Is this US only?

  • Mallikanth

    Awesome, pointless, brilliant game. Love it, it's a great laugh.
    In game name is Mallikanth

  • Mallikanth

    Awesome, pointless, brilliant game. Love it, it's a great laugh.
    In game name is Mallikanth

  • BasicPrototype

    It's like ProgressQuest for desktops. Brilliant!

    • Slusho

      Yeah they just ripped off ProgressQuest. Not that that's really a bad thing.

  • BasicPrototype

    It's like ProgressQuest for desktops. Brilliant!

    • Slusho

      Yeah they just ripped off ProgressQuest. Not that that's really a bad thing.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    How long until this reveals itself as some sort of botnet for iDevices and takes over the world?

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    How long until this reveals itself as some sort of botnet for iDevices and takes over the world?

  • Dte

    This thing is freaking brilliant... Its free and somehow addictive. You just want to read on

  • Dte

    This thing is freaking brilliant... Its free and somehow addictive. You just want to read on

  • fvig2001

    This game is so addicting please add me also Fvig2001.

  • fvig2001

    This game is so addicting please add me also Fvig2001.

  • Pauly

    You mentioned briefly that you could encourage or punish. How does that work?

    • Adams Immersive

      And are there any graphics? Environments? Animation? Not that they’re mandatory, just wondering.

      Well.. for free I’ll soon find out!

    • noah

      You can do a generic "encourage" or "punish" command which use 25% of your God Power... OR you can send a single command where you type something out which only costs 5% of your God Power.

      For example... if your hero is low on health, you can tell your hero to "heal", or if you want them to go back to town to sell off loot, tell them to "go back to town". Or if they just started a quest you despise, tell them to "stop current action".

      God Power is regenerated by your hero praying to you or visiting a temple... you can of course tell your hero to "pray" if you want...

      It's actually kind of interesting sending down commands, esp. if you're in a duel with another player!

      On that note, my God name is "Bashere" -- feel free to add me as a friend!

  • Pauly

    You mentioned briefly that you could encourage or punish. How does that work?

    • Adams Immersive

      And are there any graphics? Environments? Animation? Not that they’re mandatory, just wondering.

      Well.. for free I’ll soon find out!

    • noah

      You can do a generic "encourage" or "punish" command which use 25% of your God Power... OR you can send a single command where you type something out which only costs 5% of your God Power.

      For example... if your hero is low on health, you can tell your hero to "heal", or if you want them to go back to town to sell off loot, tell them to "go back to town". Or if they just started a quest you despise, tell them to "stop current action".

      God Power is regenerated by your hero praying to you or visiting a temple... you can of course tell your hero to "pray" if you want...

      It's actually kind of interesting sending down commands, esp. if you're in a duel with another player!

      On that note, my God name is "Bashere" -- feel free to add me as a friend!

  • Amiculi

    Hey, it's Progress Quest, but on the iphone and with more bells and whistles!

    Just a shame you can't be a half-halfling bastard lunatic. (actual race/class combination from PQ. Check it out if you like this.)

  • Amiculi

    Hey, it's Progress Quest, but on the iphone and with more bells and whistles!

    Just a shame you can't be a half-halfling bastard lunatic. (actual race/class combination from PQ. Check it out if you like this.)

  • http://number9.hellooperator.net Dick Davies

    I immediately thought ProgressQuest too, then realised the diary is scarily similar to Twitter. WIN.

    • noah

      I'm half tempted to create a Twitter account for my Hero, then post everything that happens! Haha.

  • http://number9.hellooperator.net Dick Davies

    I immediately thought ProgressQuest too, then realised the diary is scarily similar to Twitter. WIN.

    • noah

      I'm half tempted to create a Twitter account for my Hero, then post everything that happens! Haha.

  • nox666

    funny game ! nox666

  • nox666

    funny game ! nox666

  • Zuriyahe

    Very clever and unique game. My God name is "Zuriyahe".

  • Zuriyahe

    Very clever and unique game. My God name is "Zuriyahe".

  • HappyPixelBen

    Very awesome, entertaining and somehow addicitive? game. Add me: God name: OhMightyBenith Hero: N00b (0,s not o's)

  • HappyPixelBen

    Very awesome, entertaining and somehow addicitive? game. Add me: God name: OhMightyBenith Hero: N00b (0,s not o's)

  • Mindfield

    YEah, been playing this for a couple of days now, and it's such a bizarre yet compelling ... thing ... game ... kinda. My hero's doing pretty well for himself so far though, so that's good. Should anyone care to add me, my God name is Mindfield.

  • Mindfield

    YEah, been playing this for a couple of days now, and it's such a bizarre yet compelling ... thing ... game ... kinda. My hero's doing pretty well for himself so far though, so that's good. Should anyone care to add me, my God name is Mindfield.

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  • http://www.karenandjay.com Jay

    I'm not sure what to make of Godville. It's compelling in a strange sort of way. It reminds me of a violent version of Tamagotchi. I ignored my hero for about an hour and came back to discover that he had died, pleading for me in his last moments. I resurrected him, but I have a suspicion he's just going to die again when I go to sleep. It would be more interesting, IMO, if the hero did more than fight all the time. It seems like every move is a battle with someone or something, a battle I have little control over.

  • http://www.karenandjay.com Jay

    I'm not sure what to make of Godville. It's compelling in a strange sort of way. It reminds me of a violent version of Tamagotchi. I ignored my hero for about an hour and came back to discover that he had died, pleading for me in his last moments. I resurrected him, but I have a suspicion he's just going to die again when I go to sleep. It would be more interesting, IMO, if the hero did more than fight all the time. It seems like every move is a battle with someone or something, a battle I have little control over.

  • Brian

    Godville homepage actually links to progress quest - another point in godville's favor IMO.
    godvillegame.com

  • Brian

    Godville homepage actually links to progress quest - another point in godville's favor IMO.
    godvillegame.com

  • Ipodfan15

    Add me: Machete Sanchez!

  • Ipodfan15

    Add me: Machete Sanchez!

  • Rathao

    You can add my too I play the game a lot so I should respond within 24 hrs
    my deity and hero are both named Rathao

    also if anyone plays godfinger you can add me as well its also Rathao

  • Rathao

    You can add my too I play the game a lot so I should respond within 24 hrs
    my deity and hero are both named Rathao

    also if anyone plays godfinger you can add me as well its also Rathao

  • Pooinmymouth

    add me aswell!!! Cuteboybigcock99

  • http://www.farango.com/ DSi Card

    I was told to play some games Atlus, because of the way they were fun, especially Disgaea, and found them embarrassing fun. Well, different strokes..

  • ANGHELLIC9

    anybody know if there's any secret commands you can say? even though mine never follows any of my commands anyway? lol

  • Trashkits

    Wow this is a very addictive and great game!! I cant believe something you dont play makes you want to play lols! add me im very active lols -KITSJR

  • Snowtosurf

    Hero lameduck could use more friends

  • xsr xsr

    Add me: Talb

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DOUFRMNTIBQNVA2DLEMMXJAPAE Richard

    add me IZichard

  • Stephanie Robles

    Add me, I'm active :) MatchaYogurt