On May 10th 2010, the online video game retailer Green Man Gaming launched with five hundred titles available for purchase. In the time since, their library has grown to over five thousand games to buy and download and play. Today, the company has started publishing video games as well with the launch of Green Man Loaded and their first title, Idol Hands.
Green Man Loaded was first announced back in September of last year. About three months later, they signed on their first developer teams, Burnt Fuse and Pocket Games, to make Keebles and Idol Hands. While this publishing venture has started with PC exclusive games, Green Man Loaded has said that they have plans to extend to consoles as well.
For those curious as to what Idol Hands is about, here is a description of the game:
Idol Hands is a strategy game where you gradually take over the world by guiding your people and defeating other gods.
You are a god in a time of many gods. Rather than having direct control over your people’s actions, your people will live their own lives; placing buildings, growing crops, and micro managing themselves.
Without you, your people are directionless!
Your powers will provide them with usable land, protect them from attack, and control nature to their benefit.
With your help they can grow and prosper; allowing them to increase the bounty of their harvests, and learn skills to eventually forming an immense fighting force that you can unleash upon your enemy’s population to wipe them out, leaving any other god powerless and defeated.
Key features of the game are as follows:
- Play God with a nation of followers ready to respond to your command.
- Shape a beautiful and fully-3D land as you see fit, carving out your perfect world.
- Feel the power! Unleash massive natural disasters, striking your enemies down before you.
- Play the game in the way that you want to. Multiple strategies mean that no two games will ever be the same.