Date of an output: 1989
Genre: Life 1:6
Publisher/developer: Electronic Arts/Bullfrog
In some sense the player — god in any game. It is always a little stronger, quicker and more smart than the computer rival. Eventually, is Chita. But in Populous divinity of the player for the first time became literal.
About green coast the blue pixel sea fights. Nearby, on hills, there are some houses. Their inhabitants are occupied with daily affairs. Suddenly from under the earth the magma flows destroying everything on the way escape. This deity hostile to you once again shows a habit. Such in Populous occurs permanently. You continually exchange strategic magic attacks with the enemy, you pull down houses of his committers, you deprive of the opponent of a source of a precious manna. It, naturally, does the same. At the end of a batch one angle of a map will turn into the ashes, and on other will celebrate a victory.
In many years Peter Molinyyo already at the head of other company will make something similar and will call the new game Black & White. Spells in it can be created strokes of the mouse cursor, and to help the hero there will be a cow overage. But in soul it will be the same Populous.