It's raining expansion packs. GOG, still celebrating its fifth birthday, has made the expansion packs for five classic Bullfrog games available for free. So, owners of Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper, Magic Carpet, Populous, or Populous: The Beginning, know that another small part of your childhood has now been restored.
As Fable creator Peter Molyneux's new team 22cans continues throwing game ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks, the company's next game looks a lot more familiar than weird iOS novelty Curiosity.
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Populous, the original "god game," is a true gaming classic. Designed by Mr. Peter Molyneux (who, reminder, will be joining us on Spke TV to provide analysis during E3), it was simple and to the point—you've got a civilization of people. Sheperd them as you will.
Some patent and resume digging by French site HardGamers has uncovered the very real possibility that Electronic Arts is bringing back from the dead one of its most treasured old properties: Populous.
Remember life before email? Like when people wrote letters? On paper? Kotaku reader Matthew does. Because during the early 1990s, he was a little kid writing them to Nintendo.
Whenever the subject of the Fable series or its outspoken creator Peter Molyneux pops up, a lot of people question why the man is given so much airtime. Why people give a hoot about the games he's making.
Game designer Peter Molyneux, he of Populous, Fable, Black & White, Kinect's Project Milo and lots of really great promises, won a lifetime achievement award at the Game Developers Conference this week.
Much more than the creator of fable, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux was behind everything from classic god game Populous to the light-hearted simulator Theme Park. These achievements and more will be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards during GDC 2011.
EA recently filed brand new trademarks for some real old stuff. Classic stuff, some from EA, some from older studios that EA gobbled up. Think Bullfrog. And, more excitingly, Origin.