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Black & White (Macintosh)

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Advertising Blurbs

Electronic Arts Germany website - Windows:
    Dieses Spiel wird nicht mehr hergestellt.

    Black & White ist ein Strategiespiel mit den einzigartigen Features, die PC-Spieler von einem Peter Molyneux-Titel erwarten.Von einer Zitadelle in einem entfernten Winkel der Spielewelt aus beobachtest du die 3D-Umgebung. In der Landschaft finden sich Stämme menschenähnlicher Wesen. Zoom heran, um diesen Geschöpfen bei ihrem Tagwerk zuzuschauen und beobachte, wie sie ein ganz “natürliches” Leben mit praktisch jedem Aspekt des Dorflebens führen. Die Dorfbewohner pflügen, jagen und fischen nicht nur, sie besuchen auch Freunde, spielen Spiele, verlieben sich und heiraten.Der Spieler beginnt damit, die Dorfbewohner zu “konvertieren”, damit sie ihn verehren. Die treuen Anhänger kön-nen zur Zitadelle gerufen werden, wo sie merkwürdige und komplizierte Kultrituale zu Ehren des Spielers aufführen: Sie tanzen um die Zitadelle und loben seinen Namen, dabei entsteht “Lebenskraft”, die wichtigste Zutat für magische Zaubersprüche.Das Spielen von Black & White ist wie ein großer Persönlichkeitstest. Das Ergebnis zeigt, was für ein Spieler du wirklich bist. Die Art und Weise, wie du dein Land regierst, wird im Spiel durch die entsprechende Entwicklung deiner Ländereien widergespiegelt.Die Spieler sind aber nicht allein im Spiel. Zu Beginn, während du dein Gebiet erweiterst, bauen einige andere Zauberer ihre eigene Macht aus. Irgendwann kommt dann der Zusammenstoß. In diesen Schlachten sind deine magischen Zaubersprüche deine Waffen.Wenn du ein beliebiges Lebewesen, das du in der Spielwelt findest, nimmst und in deine Zitadelle wirfst, unterläuft dieses Wesen eine magische Transformation. Wie ein Kind beginnt es zu wachsen. Es wächst. Und wächst ... Wenn es erwachsen ist, wird es zu einer gewaltigen Kreatur herangewachsen sein, die die Stammesleute überragt und ganze Dörfer mit einem einzigen Fußtritt einebnen kann. Wie es sich benimmt, wenn es durch die Landschaft stapft, hängt von deiner Erziehung ab.Black & White ist ein ambitioniertes Projekt, das neue Standards für Spieldesign und -ausführung setzen wird. Planmäßig soll das Spiel im Jahr 2000 erscheinen. Aber Lionhead verrät nicht, wann genau ...!

  • Eine revolutionär neue, verstellbare, drehbare, veränderbare Landschaft.
  • Eine Engine, die Ich-Perspektive, bump mapping, Lichtquellen und Reflexionen bietet.
  • Ressourcen-Management und Zaubersprüche in Echtzeit
  • Bilde deine Geschöpfe zu Hause aus, bevor du sie in einem Internetspiel ausprobierst.
  • Verschiedene Stämme: Japaner, Tibeter, Indianer, Griechen, Zulu, Kosaken etc.
  • Jeder Stamm weist ein völlig natürliches Verhalten auf.
  • Eine Technologie für “Gestenerkennung” ermöglicht, dass Zaubersprüche mit Mausbewegungen ausgesprochen werden können.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Sep 20, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - Windows:

    Be good. Be evil. Find out who you really are.



    Eden. The perfect world - the home of Black & White’. A lush, unspoiled paradise of small islands in a cobalt sea. Eight tribes live their lives here in harmony. They work the land, fish the sea, build homes and farm animals. They only want for one thing. A god.

    It’s divine intervention – the villagers, in trouble one day, shout for help and you swoop from the heavens and save them. From that moment on, everything changes. You are their god and they set about constructing a temple in which to worship you. And, as is the way of gods, the more worship you receive, the stronger you get.

    The villagers also take you to the most precious things on their island. These are the creatures; animals which frolic in a hidden oasis. You, as a god, may pick one of these and make it yours. The chosen creature will be your physical manifestation upon the realm and its appearance will reflect the kind of god you choose to be. You must teach it what to eat, where to sleep, how to help the tribes people and how to fight.

    FEATURES

  • Take the role of a powerful deity occupying a living world of people and creatures.

  • Decisions you make in the game, whether for good or bad, directly affect the way in which your terrain and populations look and develop.

  • Choose and train a creature to be your Titan in the ways of good or evil, and watch it exert its powers and personality on the game world.

  • Gather worshippers from eight different tribes, the Celtic, Aztecs, Japanese and Egyptians are only a few, each giving you distinct powers to add to your arsenal.

  • The game supports importing Titans from single-player to multiplayer games.

  • Unique strategic "god-gaming" from design legend Peter Molyneux.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Jun 15, 2004.

Inside Flap, White:
    The worlds of Eden cry out for guidance. The man tribes need enlightenment, and they'll kneel before your temple to worship you as their god. As your influence spreads, you will grow in power and learn to cast wondrous Miracles in order to protect your worshipers and dispatch your foes. You will face many challenges and embark upon mighty quests that will test even your holy powers. But with the faith of the people behind you and your saintly Creature, you will overcome those who would rule the realms unjustly. You will become supreme god of the land.

    Features - Raise a kind and gentle giant to do your bidding - Perform benevolent Miracles and bring peace to the land - Preside over 5 different lands from high atop your Citadel - Seek sanctuary in a home fit for a god

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Aug 02, 2001.

Inside Flap, Black:
    The worlds of Eden are yours for the taking. The many tribes will bow down before your might to worship you with fear in their eyes, pleading for mercy. As your reign of terror spreads, you will grow in power and learn to cast devastating Miracles to summon death from the skies. Use your power to punish your foes and discipline your followers. Raise your Creature to monstrous proportions and force it to do your dirty work. Take pleasure in its torment and use it to destroy all who stand in your way. Rule the realms with an iron fist and become the supreme god of the land.

    Features - Raise an enormous creature of mass-destruction - Perform malevolent Miracles to wreak havoc upon the land - Terrorize 8 different tribes from high atop your Citadel - Battle up to 8 other deities online in the ultimate test of your divine powers

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Aug 02, 2001.

Back of the box (white cover):
    Find out who you really are

    So you've chosen the white pack. You've just made your first choice in the world of Black & White. A world where you are a god.

    But what kind of god will you be? Will you create a perfect world filled with beauty and harmony? Or will you fashion a twisted realm of darkness and despair? And as the story unfolds, how will you shape the destiny of your world?

    In Black & White, every action has a reaction. Every decision, a consequence. Find out who you really are. Play Black & White.

    Multiplayer & On-line Features:

    Take your own unique Creature, nurtured in the single player game, and send him to compete with others online.

    Form clan allegiances and face off against rival gods and their Creatures! Support for 8 player LAN / Modem.

    Contributed by Kic'N (4240) on Apr 17, 2001.

Back of the box (black cover):
    Find out who you really are

    So you've chosen the black pack. You've just made your first choice in the world of Black & White. A world where you are a god.

    But what kind of god will you be? Will you create a perfect world filled with beauty and harmony? Or will you fashion a twisted realm of darkness and despair? And as the story unfolds, how will you shape the destiny of your world?

    In Black & White, every action has a reaction. Every decision, a consequence. Find out who you really are. Play Black & White.

    Multiplayer & On-line Features:

    Take your own unique Creature, nurtured in the single player game, and send him to compete with others online.

    Form clan allegiances and face off against rival gods and their Creatures! Support for 8 player LAN / Modem.

    Contributed by Kic'N (4240) on Apr 17, 2001.