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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


JBond1JBond1

Rated 3 / 5 stars November 14, 2010

It's ok but...

Good concept, but way too repetitive.



CronnixCronnix

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars November 14, 2010

I am not quite sure I get it..

Is the whle objective of the game to rise and lower terrain, and to throw spells on enemy time to time? Gets a bit repetitive.. :/



abazorionaabazoriona

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 14, 2010

Wonderful Game

10 out of 10 and 5 out of 5
However I do have some suggestions.
I would like a level editor, because the custom game and random game were the exact same thing. Also possibly you could make the smart flatten land click a bit smarter so that we could input what level of elevation we want it to go to. I personally have never played populous however I am sure that this game is 10 times better and I congratulate you on that. I have added this game to my favorites and will vote it a 5 everyday until I complete every level which will take a while.



HechoEnJaliscoHechoEnJalisco

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 14, 2010

POPULOUS!

childhood memories of amiga 500

thank you! 5/5 10/10


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FightClub69 responds:

Thanks :) That's where I first played it too..


CloakedOneCloakedOne

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 14, 2010

A blast from the past.

Great job on reviving this one.
Amiga folks might feel alive again thanks to that :)

Sadly, didn't had enough of time to play longer, so I can't possibly make full review without knowing the game fully.
But so far what I can say, it sure looks nice. Definitely have the flavor of old title.
Were those all spells offered tho? :o
If yes, then it might not beat the amount of em from Populous (2nd part especially), but hey..for sure Your game feels more dynamic than original, which is fun.

I also see that even in this version AI is using cheesy tactics of corrupting flatness of our lands to degrade the houses :P

Well, all in all. Fun
Again, good job


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FightClub69 responds:

The original Populous (1) spells were (IMHO) a little disappointing, I used a mixture of Pop 1, Pop 2 and a couple I just made up to try to get a good balance. I removed volcano and earthquake because as a player I found them really annoying. Flood I just had to leave though, too much fun!
I spent quite a lot of time on the AI player, it uses every nasty tactic I could think of including dropping swamps near the edges where they're hard to find :) It does play fair though - it has the same 'visibility' rule for land that you do.