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Thunder God 5 Points Gain the Thunder God achievement!
Over Population 10 Points Have 100 followers on the map.
Epic City 25 Points Build 40 Large Temples in one level.

Author Comments

A god-game in the old-school style of the Bullfrog classic, "Populous".

Be an Aztec God.. create flat land so your followers can build temples. Accumulate mana from their worship then use your powers to smite the unbelievers! Gain extra mana by sacrificing your followers, but be careful not to wipe out your own civilisation!
Beware though; The computer controls a rival God and will do everything in its power to destroy your followers...

I've done my best to include all the game-play features that made the original Populous so addictive. The major differences are in some of the spells, and you can't directly control the 'Magnet'. You can however sacrifice your own population (when you have temples) to gain mana quickly ready to cast plagues, floods or armageddon!

version 1.14n
+ start at level 1! (use 'continue' to do this manually until this patch comes live)

version 1.13n
+ fix preloader
+ increase time for 'fast contact' achievement to 75 seconds

NewGrounds site-lock version 1.12n:
+ badges
+ NewGrounds branding
+ hard levels available

Music is by Kevin MacLeod, the tracks are "Monkoto", "Shamanistic" and "Collossus".
3D art by Lord_Garland
Interface art by PIXELCHUNK

Many thanks to the brilliant team at Bullfrog who made Populous, still one of the most memorable games from that era.

Reviews


TsubarinhoTsubarinho

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Addicting

Really liked it


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KalismeKalisme

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great flash version of Populous

I really enjoyed it. I can't really say that I saw any flaws in it.
Great interface, easy to play and captured the fun of the original :D

I'd love to see a sequel using a primitive 3d engine like "Populous: the beginning" (wouldn't be too hard, you already have a solid foundation here), or a flash tribute to Dungeon Keeper.

Either way, this is a great game and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the old Populous games.


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EvaligonEvaligon

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very addicting

Its very innovative game. cant say i played a game like this before. Granted I only finished the easy level pack, but unless you play for achievements, it gets repetitive, but still challenging. What I think is lacking in the game is that I cant tell which levels I have already accomplished the achievements. So for After you pass a level, you can make the ring silver and then if you pass the achievement for that level, you can make it gold. Otherwise its annoying to click in and find out. Also I cant get the achievement after 20k health follower or for the life of me, cant figure out what swamp does. It just looks like scorch without the shrinking buildings


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FightClub69 responds:

That's a good idea for the achievements, if I release more updates I will try to include that - thanks! The game is more fun when you are challenged - if you play the medium levels you might enjoy it more.
The 20k health follower MUST be a 'follower' - that means that leaders and heroes are not counted! Swamp makes a square into swamp-land, *anyone* who walks on that square sinks and dies instantly!


DeoJrDeoJr

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Aaah, nostalgy bomb

Very nice remake, pretty much the same, you made me to fell like in old good times! Really thank you!


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MaxgoiabaMaxgoiaba

Rated 1 / 5 stars

Populous

Esse jogo, é um pouco legal, precisa muito a ser trabalhado, levando em consideração que a série POPULOUS , um game com mais de 20anos, conseguiu ser melhor e com idéias originais.
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This game is a little cool, a lot needs to be worked, taking into consideration that the Populous series, a game with over 20's, could be better and original ideas.
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Youtube Populous 3 = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-iTGl Bry_Q