Day: September 8, 2011


This is Reprisal, a free flash game.

Okay, my first thought when I saw this on Rock, Paper, Shotgun was “What the hell?!” Saying this game was “inspired” by Populous is like saying Pepsi was “inspired” by Coke. Except for the interface, it would be very easy to mistake a screenshot from this game for one of Populous and Populous 2.

I was a bit irate at first…and I’ll be honest. It’s because, despite all my efforts, this game is more complete than Planitia. Planitia, after years and years and years of work, is still not a game that anyone would want to play.

But after reading the development blog, my ire waned. The developer, Jon Caplin, is just a guy who loves Populous and wants to write his own version in Flash. I can’t begrudge him that.

Name That Game! 83 – The Authority

Lots of games like to introduce a group of Guys In Charge – whether it be a corporation, police force or government. The Guys In Charge are powerful. They control everything. They can be overt or shadowy. And it’s almost always the fate of the protagonist to defeat them.

Here are 10 groups of authoritative administrations. Can you name the games they come from?

1. Shinra Corporation

2. Civil Protection

3. World Economic Consortium

4. EuroCorp

5. The Alpha Sections

6. Meggido

7. Majestic 12

8. Ultor Corporation

9. The Royal Family of Arulco

10. Cruiser Tetron

Good luck and have fun! If you win, I’ll paint the walls with your blood! Unless you don’t want me to. Your choice.