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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


chocobo6400chocobo6400

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars November 10, 2010

meh..

the animation and whatnot is amazing.. although i think it was kind of wasted on the fact that the game isnt very entertaining (in my opinion at least).


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FightClub69 responds:

This is one of those genres where you either get hooked or you hate it. Sorry you didn't like it, but thanks for the compliments!


BrtMthBrtMth

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars November 20, 2010

on teh fence

Confusing

Im still in debate wether i liek or not..



AnemoneRoseAnemoneRose

Rated 2 / 5 stars November 14, 2010

I like the idea...

But it got really boring really fast. I got a little annoyed at first with not just having a button that says raise, level or lower terrain- kinda like Sim City. Theres no zoom and not enough to do. Kinda killed it for me :/


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FightClub69 responds:

Thanks for your comments... this game doesn't appeal to everyone. The compulsion to make the land flat is quite strong for me and for many players, while others just shrug and find it dull.
It gets a lot more interesting in higher levels when the AI is very challenging. Then you have to choose a direction to concentrate on because you simply can't build out in all directions fast enough... I think the game becomes a little like "Go" in that you have to stake out some territory early on, then struggle to defend it, and finally advance out and overwhelm the enemy.


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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madpetermadpeter

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars November 12, 2010

prob a goodish game

thou the level counter is broke, and I ended up on level 9 still piss easy thou the AI kina died at 2 humans