Thursday, February 19, 2015

Deity - "Multiplayer Populous"

My latest Android project is ready to announce: Deity.  If you remember Populous, then you'll be right at home here.  This is a multi-player turn-based strategy game.

You play a God who begins the game with a small group of followers and not much power (or "Mana" as professional Gods call it). 

As a God you can move your followers about, and ask them to either pray (giving you more Mana), grow crops (which are needed for your followers to survive) or build a house (which will generate more followers).

Once you have some Mana, the real fun begins.  You can create god-like effects to try and destroy your enemy God's followers, like floods, earthquakes and volcanos.  See the lava in the above screenshot!

This game is still in alpha, and I'll be the first to say that the graphics are a bit ropey, but I wanted to get it out there as quickly as possible as it's ready to play now, completely free, and has no adverts or IAPs.  What have you got to lose.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Seeing into the Future

The Linux "locate" command has a "-e" option which "Print only entries that refer to files existing at the time locate is run.". 

Does this mean that if you leave this out, it will find files that don't exist yet?  I'm running "$> locate half-life3" now...