It's episode 39 where I will be discussing the iconic 1989 Bullfrog god game, Populous.
But first a little bit of news:
Last time we talked about Rand Miller and Cyan getting back together fr a project. Well, it's out and it's called Obduction. It is a spiritual sucessor to Myst and Riven.
Next, in Thief news, The Dark Mod, a Thief mod for Doom 3 has released it's second version. Dark Mod 2.0 is now standalone and does not require any resources from Doom 3.
We then get to the main topic, the Populous series. We cover all the usual suspects and also read an email from Paul where he talks about building his own version of Populous during Lionhead's Creative Day in 2011.
Buy Populous on GoG:
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Buy Populous: The Beginning on GoG:
Next time I'll be covering the 1995 LucasArts FPS, Dark Forces.
It's episode 37 where we're talking the 1998 Looking Glass Studios stealth action game, Thief.
Before that though, the news:
Steam Family Sharing has been announced!
Hardware: Shipbreakers, a game in the spirit of Homeworld, has acquired the Homeworld IP from Gearbox Software.
Lemmings Touch has been announced on the Vita.
The Duke Nukem lawsuit between 3D Realms and Gearbox has been dropped.
Peter Molyneux's Godus is now available on Steam.
Sci-fi author Timothy Zhan has launched a kickstarter for a 4X strategy game called Parallax, based on his writing.
We then go through some listener emails and then get to the main topic, Thief.
Buy the Thief Collection on Steam:
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Buy Thief 2 on GoG:
Buy Thief: Deadly Shadows on GoG:
Thief series enhancement resources:
Next time, I'll be covering the Access Software Adventure series, Tex Murphy.