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Over Population 10 Points Have 100 followers on the map.
Epic City 25 Points Build 40 Large Temples in one level.

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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


horsebuggerhorsebugger

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars November 12, 2010

not bad

it was good, but feel that it was somewhat lacking a few things. for example it would have been nice if different levels had different enemies with different abilities that would make it a little more challenging. more control over what your population is doing would be nice, like if you could set it so that diffent percentages of your people will concetrate on different tasks, like some would focus on building while others focused on fighting. making things unlockable as you play through levels or as you population grows would be nice, like more jobs, such as different levels of attack, for example later in the game you could have people who operate catapults and things like that, or evn things like people who flatten out land.
i think the problem is that youve just tried to remake populous, rather than remake and improve on it. but still in my mind this is still a solid game and im enjoying it, im hoping you will mabey attemp an improved version in the future


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ZanduarZanduar

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars November 12, 2010

A cluster-F&*$ OR Level ground; hope for the best

The game is graphically beautiful and I love god games. However this is more like a fishbowl game. You can add little pieces of food and watch the fish chase after it, clean the tank and occasionally add more fish. That is to say, you can indirectly interact with the game world but that is about it. Leveling out ground is monotonous and changes little. The user interface and tutorial are terrible. The camera makes it very hard to have an idea of what is going on.

I could go on but as the title says the game can be summed up easily: Level ground; hope for the best.

I appreciate the work that has gone into the game but hard work doesn't always make a game good.


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xxxgunmanxxxxxxgunmanxxx

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 12, 2010

Its all right

id give it a whopping 10!


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jackassukjackassuk

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 11, 2010

awesome

great game


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NightwolfZedNightwolfZed

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 11, 2010

God Damn

I love it. I loved populous back then and i'm glad to see it re-done. thank you for saving my day and fulfill the craving for this game. *g*

8/10


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