Do you remember the days around 1990 we used to play Populous for days?
FreePop is a
computer game based on the classic Populous I and II games by Bullfrog
Productions. It is currently in development and aspires to be a great
improvement on the original games, being a fitting gift to the open source
community, as well as a part of the open source community.
OK, So What’s Populous?
For those of you who were trapped in a small dark room during the late
1980’s and 1990’s, or otherwise similarly deprived, Populous is
a series of games developed by Bullfrog Productions which created the
god-sim genre. The premise is that you (the player) and your opponent (AI
or human) are gods or equivalent deities, and you battle each other using
your powers - such as the summoning of natural disasters and the ability to
coax the will of your followers - in order to destroy the followers of the
opponent. The winner is the god with remaining followers.
Some shots of Populous II: