It is the will of the gods.
Older gamers and retrophiles might recall a sweet little platformer named GODS. Released way back in 1991, it appeared on a multitude of different systems of the day, but most people fondly recall the Amiga version. It was yet another feather in the cap of the Bitmap Brothers, a well-known and respected developer with many hits to their name. Now, after more than 20 years, thanks to developers Robot Riot, a new generation of gamers will be able to enjoy the retro classic on modern systems complete with an updated look. A definite date has not been announced, but we can expect it sometime in the third quarter of 2017.
In case you’ve not heard of it, the game stars the mythical hero Hercules in a loosely-running narrative concerning his quest to take his rightful place on Mount Olympus and achieve immortality. Along the way, he’ll need to defeat various denizens of the underworld while solving assorted puzzles.
GODS was highly praised when first released. The AI was known to be particularly clever and adaptive, while the catchy soundtrack was composed by a band named Nation XII. The new version, recently greenlit on Steam, promises to retain these features while including new HD visuals, though remaining true to the original level design. If however you’re a purist and the new look doesn’t quite sit well with you, you can opt to revert back to the pixelated Amiga tilesets, at a higher framerate. Besides Steam, the game is also set to appear on mobile platforms.
You can keep up with proceedings at its Steam Greenlight page. In the meanwhile, see what’s on offer by checking out the trailer below.