Green Man Gaming Is Now A Game Publisher, And This Is Their First Game



PC gaming retailer Green Man Gaming announced late last year that they’re expanding to become a videogame publisher. A new division of the company, dubed Green Man Loaded, has been picking up indie titles for release, and this morning they announced their first game.


Idol Hands is a strategy game where you get to play god, and gradually take over the world by guiding your people and defeating other gods. Rather than controlling people directly, you’ll provide them with usable land, protect them from attack, and control nature to their benefit. In turn, they will live their lives, create the necessary constructs, grow crops, and micro-manage themselves.


Eventually—provided you guide them right—your people will grow into a strong army that you can send to attack an enemy’s populace to wipe them out, leaving other gods powerless. You can see how the game works in the trailer above, and find system requirements below:


Minimum Spec:

Processor – Intel Core i5 or equivalent

Graphics – HD Graphics 3000


OS – Windows 7

Recommended Spec:

Processor – Intel Core i7 or above

Graphics – HD Graphics 4000 or above


OS – Windows 8 or later


Idol Hands is being developed by Pocket Games and will be released for PC on February 18th. Green Man Gaming have said in the past that, when working with them, developers will be able to retain ownership of their I.P., so it should be interesting to see if the prospect of this attracts other studios to sign up with them.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.