Developer(s): Lionhead Studios
Publisher(s): EA Games
Designer(s): Peter Molyneux
Released: March 25, 2001
Genre: Real-time strategy, God game
Mode(s): Single player, multiplayer
ESRB: T (Teen)
Input methods: Keyboard & mouse
Pentium II 350MHz
8MB video RAM
600MB (750 with Direct X & save)
Black & White is a computer game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts and Feral Interactive. It is a god game released in 2001, which included elements of artificial life, strategy, and Versus fighting games. Its sequel is Black & White 2.
The player takes on the role of a god ruling over an island populated by various tribes. The player's control over the island is manifested in the Hand, an animated on-screen hand which can move or throw people and objects, tap houses to wake their occupants, cast miracles, and do many other things. Use of the keyboard and buttons in the game is purposely low; to add to the sense of realism, the (usually) mouse-controlled hand can perform every function in the game. In later patches, the Hand can also be controlled by an Essential Reality P5 Glove, a consumer-level virtual reality glove that is no longer for sale.
Generally speaking, the goal of a level is to gain control over every village on the island. This is accomplished through the performance of impressive acts that will cause the villagers to believe in the player. Villagers can be swayed by everything from helping them with day-to-day tasks to terrorising them with fireballs and lightning storms. Another important element of the gameplay is the player's Creature — a pet of sorts that can be trained to do almost anything, thanks to the game's complex AI, developed by Richard Evans. This Creature is trained by being placed on a leash while the player demonstrates the action the Creature is to learn using the Hand. With time and repetition, it can perform complex functions that will allow it to serve as the player's avatar in the world.
At the center of the player's empire is the Temple, the building at which tribesfolk worship and the Creature sleeps. To increase the verisimilitude, menus and statistics are replaced by specialized rooms in the temple. Each village under the player's control will construct a worship area in the temple, where magical or 'prayer' energy is accumulated that can be used for miracles.
Released: January 22, 2002
Black & White: Creature Isle is an expansion pack for the PC game Black & White by Lionhead. This expansion pack focuses on the creature and there are no levels as there were in the original game. It is played as a separate game, and presents several main differences from the original Black & White game:
* There are no other gods.
* The AI for the creatures is more complex, and they can have pets as well
* There is a female creature named Eve and your creature must find her and become her suitor
3 different cracks for each version update, all tested (all the way up to 1.3. - the latest).
All extras such as unlockable creatures.
Both have been tested and both are in English.
Just follow instructions in the readme.txt files to install.