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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


ErichoEricho

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 10, 2010

Pretty innovative

It was hard for me to understand the directions, but that was mostly my fault. What I did admire about this game was that it was truly different than a lot of other stuff I have seen before here. It was especially nice to see those really good CGI graphics. In a game like this, you would think they might look silly, but these actually work well. I like how the 2D effects of the land contrast with those effects. I would definitley recommend this to anyone who likes games like this, although it was hard to tell what kind of game it was.


FightClub69 responds:

The genre is called 'god games', it was very popular for a while back in the 80's but has gradually changed (IMHO the new 'god games' aren't as much fun as the old ones were)


Minion-from-hellMinion-from-hell

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 4, 2010

not my type of game

But, real good graphics decent gameplay so good job


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meluvcornflakesmeluvcornflakes

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 13, 2010

Very buggy

Its a pretty good game but it gets boring after a while becasue of the excessive bugs...



under-mouthunder-mouth

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 12, 2010

cool

could be a lot better but it looks awesome and also it reminds me of one of the greatest games of all time.........zoo tycoon



sevruissevruis

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 10, 2010

not bad

it a little cxomplcted but i enjoyed it so eight