Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to play a better god!

In Godus, you are the creator of all things. That comes with the responsibility of making the world suitable for your followers. Sculpt and shape the world around you to help them grow and prosper. As you get further, you'll need to use your God powers in order to obtain the belief of your followers. The more they thrive, the more they believe in you. Belief isn't free and you'll have to use yours wisely, or you'll end up having to spend real money in order to get things done. Here are our top tips, hints, and cheats to building a thriving Promised Land in Godus!

1. Speed up time for instant belief and building completion

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Like many other games, Godus is also susceptible to speeding up time artificially in order to complete goals quicker. Just hop into the Settings app of your iPhone or iPad and speed time up a few hours. Hop back into Godus and everything you were working on should be complete. You should also have lots of belief to collect. Once you're done, hop back into time settings and correct things again. None of your progress will be taken away.

2. Boost your workers regularly

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Tap on any worker and you should notice a boost option. Make a regular habit of boosting workers because if you don't, they'll get fatigued. This causes projects to take longer and in some cases, they'll go sleep instead of work. At that point you'll need to trade in gems in order to wake them up, or you'll have to wait. Instead, just be sure to boost everyone regularly to make sure your followers are happy and stay at maximum productivity at all times.

3. Don't use leashing unless you need to

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Every time you order someone to a specific job site with leashing, you'll use belief. Typically ordering people to work simply by tapping on their abode is sufficient. If there's a job you want to be first priority, then order people to specific sites. If you just want work in general done however, let your followers do their own thing.

4. Follow the butterflies

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Chests contain all kinds of goodies in Godus and you'll want to make sure you're finding and opening as many as you can. An easy way to know where to locate a chest is to follow the butterflies and then start sculpting the land in order to uncover it. You never know what you're going to get but if you can get at a chest, by all means, do it.

5. Keep followers happy with the God Seed

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Once you obtain the God Seed, make sure you put trees by your followers' homes. You can also increase happiness by using the Rain of Purity once you obtain it. If you don't keep your happiness up, your followers will abandon you for the Astari, so be sure you keep an eye on them.

6. Voyages are a quick way to rack up stickers

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

You'll need stickers to advance in Godus and one of the easiest ways to do it is by going on voyages frequently. The same quests cycle themselves every 24 hours as well so after a while, you'll learn how to avoid obstacles and make it through voyages at lightning speed. Just be sure you do them in the time you have remaining each time.

7. Start the voyage cycle over again immediately

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

If you don't want to play harder voyages and would prefer sticking with what you know, you can easily start the cycle over again by hopping into your iPhone or iPad's Settings app and turning time forward 24 hours. This will make Godus think a new day has started, and voyages will start over.

8. Clear trees and rocks for bonus belief

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Every time you clear a rock or tree, you'll gain some belief. This is an easy way to rack some up if you're running low. You aren't going to gain enough to sculpt an entire mountain side but you'll get enough to dole out a few orders and keep going.

9. Use the Finger of God to destroy abodes you don't want anymore

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

After a while you'll probably want to remove older abodes that are smaller and produce less in favor of larger ones. While you can always condense them into a farming settlement to do this, you can also use the Finger of God once you've obtained that particular power in order to destroy old abodes. Then you can order followers to rebuild on the same land.

10. Use your God powers to keep the Astari away

Godus: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

The Astari have a nasty habit of trying to wreak havoc on your settlements. Use your God powers to scare them away. While sculpting the land spooks them, try drowning them or putting water around settlements where possible in order to ward them off easier when you need to.

Your top tips, hints, and cheats for building a thriving community in Godus?

If you've been building your own world inside Godus, what are some interesting tips, hints, and cheats you've used to create settlements even faster? Be sure to share them in the comments!

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  • I used to love this game but it kept crashing and once I would get to the authorize page or whatever it would freeze there and never continue so I just deleted it for good. Sent from the iMore App
  • I had this happen on my iPad. Sucks. I can only play on my tiny iPhone screen :( Sent from the iMore App
  • Turn iPad off and back on that's what works for me
  • Some folks are saying sign out of Game Center and that should fix it. Try that!
  • Ok thanks I will download it again and try that! Wish me luck!! Sent from the iMore App
  • It's apparently because of Game Center. If you log out of it, it will stop crashing. I read that it had something to do with having a lot of friends on Game Center. :\ Edit: Oops, I see someone else already mentioned that. Sorry!
  • I would say to expand your territory as much as possible. The more u expand the more chests you will find.
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  • I obliterated the astari with three swamps placed on the entrance of their houses. They all died in the following day.
    Astari turned followers don't actually do anything, they're useless. And astari who aren't followers will irritate me, so they had to go. Erased the app later because my progress was set back by two days because of poor data sync. #ThanksObama #PeterMolyneuxNeedsToStopRidingHisOwnHypetrain Sent from the iMore App
  • I don't know what happens but my Astari after I got the Astari land or a glitch but they build and become farmers and miners too
  • Yeah the same thing happened with me as soon as it told me about them about a day later after one of their "parties" I obtained only 7 of them, and then I took them all out by accident and all 7 of the ones that I gained became useful and didn't just sit around and "sad face" all day, lol
  • My game went completely nuts and everything turned white again and all my cards that I had completed turned to 0% progress and now I am unable to do anything. All my belief disappeared also. Seems too complicated to contact the developers about the issue so I deleted the game.
  • Was that not when you went to weyworld? Cause it's a new land. ? X
  • I played this for a while but soon realised it was another game ruined in in-app purchases of the worst possible kind. When you break your game design to demand cash from the player, you may as well find another career as you've completely failed as a dev. Free to play is the worst thing to ever happen to gaming. It needs to die.
  • I guess that depends on your rubric for failure. The only reason developers adopt this model is because it works. For every person lamenting the good old days of video game pricing models, there are another ten pouring their cash into Candy Crush Saga. Like most industries, video games are a business first and an art second.
  • Why speeding up time doesnt work for me? I tried speed up a few hours, and every time the same: nothing happens, all the time are equal. Do you know if im doing anything wrong?
  • Me too? What happened?
  • They fixed that bug, you can no longer do that.
  • http://youtu.be/VzKeYATMSBk
  • If you go to the Astari Village and use the Finger of God on them you eventually wipe them out and don't have to worry about them anymore. I did this and saved me a ton of work.
  • Yeah about a day or two after the game showed me their village I saved up belief and went over there and took them all out in once shot, main thing you want to his the most is the huts and main building and then the trees and everything else around them.
  • To get Astari followers faster send your people to there village with a leash and they should convert just like the Astari did to us. Don't build farms early wait till you actually need them. Astari do become productive citizens eventually. Swamping or killing the Astari will only hurt you later when it becomes your land. Make the Astari sad by burning there trees repeatedly. Use rain on trees all over your land and unlocked land to make your followers happy.
  • Yeah I took them out by accident about a day or two after I got to that "lvl" of the game and only converted like 7 of them, If I would have known they would have been useful later on I would have got as many as I could. I like how they look different from the rest of the "followers".
  • Also the new version of Godus is faster and you don't have to wait till later on in the game.
  • I'm trying to figure out how to break open my special gems. I already accessed the card I needed, but I can't seem to mine those gems. Any ideas?