Build your fortifications, explore the map and conquer the land with The Battle of Polytopia. It is a free build-and-conquer game that relies on building and technology research rather than bulky unit production. The game is short and sweet enough to please most casual gamers.
Tactically outwit your enemy on the field of battle
It is unclear who this game is aimed at, though one has the feeling that the developers were aiming to appeal to people who used to play the Atari and older gaming machines. The Battle of Polytopia is very similar to the old Populous games, except that you get to choose your tribe. It is similar to early Civilization games. For example, you get to research technology, explore the map, and conquer new areas by wresting them from their current owners. The graphics are the worst part of the game, but on the other hand, there are some people who find 3D block graphics to be endearing and sweet.
A cheaply produced game that may appeal to Civ fans
If you cannot get enough of games such as Civilization, but you do not want the complexity or grind that goes with the game, then The Battle of Polytopia may be perfect for you. It is a casual gamers' answer to Civilization, with the graphics of Minecraft, and the playability of Populous. It is a nice way to kill a few hours, and the maps are small enough to stop the game turning into a non-stop grind.