Who knew you could get so emotional from watching a Kickstarter video? I certainly didn't. But then I looked at the first few minutes of the pitch for this new god game Universim and, well, just check the thing out and see for yourself:
What if going to church was an epic quest, filled with hazards and gut-wrenching decisions that affected the people you loved? You'd think pretty seriously about your choices, wouldn't you?
A cursor spins lazily over a primitive ocean. A button is pressed, and water is gathered in a great ball, hovering in the air. The cursor moves, the water drops, and lakes are formed. This is From Dust.
The latest issue of the Escapist deals with god games, most of which are quite grand in scale. John Carr, however, looks at the micro god game — in this case, SimAnt, Will Wright's first foray into games decidedly small in scale — and declares its inspiration (childhood games of playing god with hapless insect) the…