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Peter Molyneux hits Kickstarter with Populous reinvention 'G

Postby Uzi77 » 21 Nov 2012, 22:22

If it is anything remotely like B&W (never played Populus) then I'm sold already.
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Re: Peter Molyneux hits Kickstarter with Populous reinventio

Postby BeansOnToast » 21 Nov 2012, 22:37

Peter Molyneux should host a new series of The Crystal Maze. The curly haired bloke should be careful juggling that iPad about. Tim Rance looks a bit like Frank Skinner.

What else? Um, I loved playing Populous on the Amiga, so I'd be interested to see how this Godus game turns out.
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Re: Peter Molyneux hits Kickstarter with Populous reinventio

Postby IbanezLewis » 21 Nov 2012, 23:47

Populus: The Beginning was one of my favourite games as a kid. I'd love something similar!
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Postby ianson » 22 Nov 2012, 00:33

5k... go to e3 as VIP... going to see my bank manager tomorrow.
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Re: Peter Molyneux hits Kickstarter with Populous reinventio

Postby Paul_Boland2 » 22 Nov 2012, 00:53

Populous was a great game so good to see something good coming out of the crap of Curiousity Cube!! Still wish they would do a new Dungeon Keeper game.
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Postby martinawatson » 22 Nov 2012, 01:08

This is exactly the sort of project that i want to see Peter (and the other interesting folks at 22 cans ) working on , i think reinventing this for the tablets etc is going to smash it out of the park for them.
Exploring kickstarter for the funding is perfect and love the attitude that comes across in the video too.
Would like a Ps3 version please peter with move support, could be an interesting.err...move.
i don't know if this is a bit nuts and greedy , but now im looking forward to the project after this one.
Hey its Martin A , not Martina by the way, cheers
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Postby Madbrit2K5 » 22 Nov 2012, 01:31

Brilliant game and its been so many years!!! Remember playing it on my Atari STFM 1mb :)
But reluctant to help fund this project as just don't trust Molyneux anymore...he just over hypes everything and fails to deliver...why would anyone believe him anymore???
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Postby AK47-Mentalman » 22 Nov 2012, 06:10

"I don't want to promise anything, I just want to deliver"
I smiled at that. He's finally not making promises he can't keep.

Well done Peter. Can't wait for this. It looks beautiful.
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Postby Ryo_Hazuki4 » 22 Nov 2012, 06:22

I might actually do this. Really like the idea of an in-game statue of myself! I wish they'd do this for Shenmue 3, i put down a few hundred quid.
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Re: Peter Molyneux hits Kickstarter with Populous reinventio

Postby glavias » 22 Nov 2012, 08:33

I really wish he would release the Original Populous and Populous 2 game on Xbox Live or PS3.. I really love that game.. Mutiplayer would be cool... Someone have a word with him for me please!
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Postby Old Skool Gamer » 22 Nov 2012, 08:46

Populous = legendary game.
We can't stop now, this is Bat Country!
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Postby Sangor » 22 Nov 2012, 09:32

AK47-Mentalman wrote:"I don't want to promise anything, I just want to deliver"
I smiled at that. He's finally not making promises he can't keep.

Well done Peter. Can't wait for this. It looks beautiful.

I'd take that with a pinch of salt matey, at least wait till the game is available.
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Postby FixBeatGames » 22 Nov 2012, 10:19

definitely keeping an eye on this one!

to basically, curiosity is just a test to see how many people they can have on the servers interacting at the same time. i reckon.
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Postby AvatarIII » 22 Nov 2012, 10:32

Paul_Boland2 wrote:Populous was a great game so good to see something good coming out of the crap of Curiousity Cube!! Still wish they would do a new Dungeon Keeper game.


There is a team called Subterranean games that are working on a new Dungeon Keeper game (well... it's Dungeon Keeper in spirit, it started off as a fan-made HD remake and evolved into it's own thing, so they dropped the use of the Dungeon Keeper IP) it will be heading to Kickstarter soon, it was originally planned to be on KS already, but there were some delays, although I'm wondering if this GODUS kickstarter will delay them even more, since it would be silly for a DK-like game to be competing with a Populus-like game with DK elements, by the original creator of DK and Populus...

anyway check it out
http://subterraneangames.com/

a pre alpha tech-demo is available here http://demo.wftogame.com
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Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 22 Nov 2012, 10:49

glavias wrote:I really wish he would release the Original Populous and Populous 2 game on Xbox Live or PS3.. I really love that game.. Mutiplayer would be cool... Someone have a word with him for me please!


He can't do anything about it. You'll want a word with EA. They own the rights to all of Peter's back catalogue before Fable.

Its why the new game is called Godus and not Populous 4.

Think i'll invest int this sounds like its the culmination of his lifes work into something brilliant.
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