Choose Wisely in Moral Puzzler Gods Will Be Watching

Is eating your friends the best way to stay alive, or just the easiest?

That’s the type of moral question gamers will have to answer in Gods Will Be Watching, the new “point and click thriller” from indie studio DeconstructTeam.

The game-as-social-psychology-experiment is based on DeconstructTeam’s Ludum Dare 26 mini-game entry of the same name (which you can play right now online for free). The studio is transforming Gods into a full game, with plans to launch this spring on PC and mobile. Here’s a synopsis from the devs:

Gods Will Be Watching follows Sgt. Burden and his crew in six tense chapters from hostage situations and wilderness survival to biological weapon prevention and agonizing torture scenarios. Each decision is crucial and players will need to choose between the lives of their team and the saving the world from genocide. There’s no good or evil, just decisions, with only you and the gods as a judge to your actions.

As for the “watching,” after you fail a particular scenario or make it through to the end, the “gods” will weigh in. DeconstructTeam says players will receive judgement based upon their actions and be able to compare their choices to all others who have ever played Gods Will Be Watching.

Sounds like the type of game we’ll be having serious (and potentially hilarious) discussions about come launch. And if you want to get in early, Gods Will Be Watching is now up for pre-order for $10.

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1 Comment on Choose Wisely in Moral Puzzler Gods Will Be Watching

Nikita

On March 1, 2014 at 3:09 am

This sounds brilliant. Genuine moral dilemmas with ambiguity instead of the usual ones where the contrast between good and bad is so forced and so obvious that it’s pointless even giving the player individual choices instead of just allowing the player to choose Hero Playthrough or Villain Playthrough at the start menu.