“22cans would like to share important news regarding our games, Godus and Godus Wars,” began a message posted to both game’s Steam pages.
“Regrettably, due to an upcoming technical change to Amazon Web Services, affecting our ability to serve necessary game files to new users, these titles are to be withdrawn from the Steam store. Please be assured that existing players can continue to enjoy these games without interruption.”
The post doesn’t make clear when the games will be removed from Steam.
Godus is a god game which was initially funded by a Kickstarter campaign. A spiritual successor to Molyneux’s Populous, the game raised £526,563.
During the early days of Molyneux’s 22cans, the studio he formed following his departure from Fable developers Lionhead, the company released Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube?, a game which saw hundreds of thousands of players tapping at a single cube, each of them breaking one brick of the cube at a time.
At the center of the cube was a video from Molyneux, shown only to the eventual winner, Bryan Henderson, in which it was revealed that Henderson would serve a large role in Godus, reigning over all other players.
Henderson was also due to recieve 1% of the game’s revenue. In 2017 it was claimed that the game had never made a profit, so Henderson received nothing.