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Nov 4, 2010 | 5:45 AM EDT
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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


LordJagLordJag

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 14, 2010

Good game

I'm just going to give everyone a 10 since I learned that some people can have any review they want removed. The scoring system is meaningless.

It was a decent game though. It got a little repetitive, but was still fun. The only difficulty was the computer's ability to change anything anywhere at once. You need to be able to zoom out to see more to fight back. This would make a good full-screen game.

I couldn't figure out how the "click to flatten" thing worked. A lot of times I would click in a depression thinking it would flatten and it would sink further or I would click a high spot and the whole area would rise.


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FightClub69 responds:

The computer plays by the same rules as you do. If you use the omniscience spell the camera will track the AI's display window so you can see where he is looking. I did it this way to make it more fair, and also to make it feel more like a human opponent. The computer has one big advantage - it can change land accurately while the camera is moving (but it's not a very deep thinker so it needs some tricks to be able to keep up).


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..


stlkrstlkr

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 4, 2010

POPULOUS!

childhood memories of amiga 500

thank you! 5/5 10/10


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FightClub69 responds:

that's exactly what made me want to do this :)


xeliosxxeliosx

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 10, 2010

Doesn't work!!!!!

My screen is white and I can't pay it. It might because of my slow computer but if it isn't could you fix it? thanks


FightClub69 responds:

Sorry I don't know why you have that problem. The background colour for this game is dark green. Try refreshing your browser with ctrl-F5 to force it to reload?


jackassukjackassuk

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 11, 2010

awesome

great game


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