Today publisher DeNA announced the launch of Peter Molyneux and 22Cans’ kickstarted God simulator game Godus for iOS devices. The real time simulation game is available for free now in the App Store and is playable on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

In Godus, players assume the role of an omnipotent deity worshipped by the denizens of a primitive civilization. It is up to the players to use simple touch controls to shape the environment in which their people live, making mountains, rivers, or other resources for your worshippers to use. The God-Player will also have to assist their people when faced with set-backs or even rival Gods. The decisions made in creating the world and dealing with these challenges will determine how their people grow and progress through the ages. 

As the game advances, the God-player’s powers will develop alongside their people’s civilization. Questing in other lands will unlock new abilities, and historical artifacts hidden in the player’s own environment will uncover the story of the people that now follow them. DeNA and 22cans promise ongoing support for Godus in the form of future updates with more powers and new challenges. 

Godus is available for free now in the App Store. As we found out last year, Godus was the focal point of Peter Molyneux’s Curiosity Cube experiment. For more info on how the “winner” of the Cube experiment affected the development of Godus, read this interview with Peter Molyneux. For more info on the recently released God simulator, check out our in-depth preview from last year’s PAX