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Pillage the Village

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Mar 7, 2008 | 4:59 PM EST
  • Frontpaged March 8, 2008
  • Daily 2nd Place March 8, 2008
  • Weekly 4th Place March 12, 2008

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Update - April 15th, 2008
- Rebalanced the game, making spells and upgrades more easily attainable.

4 Simple Steps
- Click and hold on the villagers to pick them up. Drag and release to throw them.
- Loot coins from the defeated villagers and use them to purchase spells and upgrades.
- Don't let villagers escape from the sides; you could lose the level!
- Some villagers are more difficult to defeat; be clever... outsmart them!

Full Instructions
If you have a very fast system, set detail to "highest" in the options for maximum graphical fidelity.


Left Mouse Button: Interact with villagers and objects.
Space Bar (Hold): Initiate Gesture Casting for spells.
Number Keys (1-8): Hotkeys for the corresponding spell slots on your spell toolbar.
Cursor Keys Up and Down (or "W" and "S"): Move the object you are holding back and forth in depth (Optional).
"P" key, Escape, or Pause/Break: Pause the game. Also allows access to the options screen.


Prevent the villagers from escaping from the sides of the screen! Slain villagers will drop coins for you to collect; dispatching them more brutally will result in more coins. Use coins to purchase upgrades and spells between rounds to aid in your Plundering of riches.

Game Tips:

-Click on villagers to pick them up
-Flick and release the mouse button to throw
-Throw villagers hard to defeat them!
-Press 'p' to pause the game
-Move your mouse over coins to collect them
-Huts can be picked up and thrown, too
-There are more villagers in the huts...
-Don't let them escape!
-When villagers escape, your meter goes down
-When this meter is empty, you lose the game

Game Details
Play the role of an omnipotent hand as you travel from village to village and plunder its inhabitants in this base 'em up. Pillage the Village is the prequel to Defend your Castle, featuring ragdoll physics, gesture recognition, and visceral, satisfying gameplay with



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Old but still decent

Id like for the glitches in this old school game to be fixed. I spent a couple hours on it. But I couldn't beat level 23. I know, I've beat this game in the past before so I'm just wondering why it's so glitchy now. Maybe something has happened to the code or computers are just a bit to different from then at the time? I don't know, but I can't get past lv 23 because of the knights making the entire screen glitch and freeze.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This has elements every game should have!

It's addictive, fun and has upgrades to buy to keep you coming back for more, games with these elements are the ones that make Newground much better than other games sites.

Love the game and looking forward to a sequel maybe?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

kool game

my gauntlet power stopped working other then that its an awesome game, great theme, sounds and artwork.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


i think you should make it so that if you put them on the fire they get set on fire and if you drop stuff on the fire that stuff gets burnt. also if you drop stuff on the villagers they should get hurt more

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


but very glitchy

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