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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


Saturday-SoldierSaturday-Soldier

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 15, 2010

Very addictive

At first, the game didn't looked like much. Played it a few minutes, got bored and left. For some reason I tried again and really got into it. There is a lot more to do that you might originally think. Overall great game if you have the time to spare.

But, I do have a question. There are this "achievement" things if you complete certain tasks, and they say that they grant you bonuses. However, these don't seem to be working well with the current version of the game. They don't grant me any of the bonuses they claim. I can see them if I click achievements, but they don't affect the gameplay. Are they permanent, or do they only apply at the mission you are playing?


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FightClub69 responds:

Glad you came back and had fun!
The achievements are goals and are offered one per level, so level 1 only has the 'thunder god' achievement available. If you cast thunder-bolt 10 times (click the flying thing in the top-right corner to see the requirements) it will glow yellow, meaning you have won that achievement.
In very early versions of the game there were bugs with some achievements, these have all (fingers X'd) been fixed now. Thunder God gives you 5% cheaper thunder bolts, you should see this change in the spell tooltips for all levels after it is awarded.


reddeye5reddeye5

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 4, 2010

Awesome game

Definitely like a flash populous. Great


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einstijn27einstijn27

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 13, 2010

populous!!!!

omfg now i'm totally gonna play populous again!!!!


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BuskapinaBuskapina

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 4, 2010

Great!

Like the Populous of Sega but with aztecs, nice job man!


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LunaCasterLunaCaster

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 18, 2010

Great work! =D

I have Populous DS and i think you did well in making it into something special! =D
Just a suggestion, but maybe you can get to choose to be a particular gaod and they have special powers? Any way....

Toodles!
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LunaCaster =D