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Nov 4, 2010 | 5:45 AM EDT
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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


Sprouticus-MaximusSprouticus-Maximus

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 13, 2010

frustrating...

It would be great if there were instructions on how to lower the elevation level, and not just leaving it to guess work. It is incredibly frustrating. Otherwise, awesome game. Populous is one of my all time favorite games.


FightClub69 responds:

The in-game help tells you how to do this on page 1. Unfortunately no-one reads the help! I guess I should have put this into the tutorial, but it's already pretty annoying and I didn't want to lose players before they even started! Glad you enjoyed!


TheJabinatorTheJabinator

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 13, 2010

Good concept, but needs work

The game is an excellent concept, and is fun to play, however I have two suggestions:
Add a control so you can choose whether to elevate or lower land.
Get animated, sketchy, drawn graphics (like armed with wings)



shadowsnhdshadowsnhd

Rated 4 / 5 stars July 4, 2011

Nice game.

A good game, i don't have much to say because i just like to rate games.


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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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twitch1982twitch1982

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 10, 2010

Quite good

But I can'tfiggure out how i should click on the terrain to sink it back into the water. I figgured out clicking the top vs the botom of slopes for leveling things, but i can't seem to level things back into the sea.


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FightClub69 responds:

You can use the mouse-wheel, Shift/Ctrl, PgUp/PgDn, R/V or Q/E to raise and lower individual points... so you can lower the land right into the water that way.