Field of Glory II: Free on Steam until June 8

By | June 6, 2023

Fields of Glory II is a historical turn-based tactics game.
It is a war game, covering the Roman era from before Christ, allowing you to fight battles in various places over Europe.
The base game is currently for free on Steam, until June 8, 9 AM.
The DLCs are not included, but are currently also heavily discounted.
This news item was discovered via GameSpot. Come join us in the forum discussing the game here.

Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #160

By | June 5, 2023

And we’ll continue also through summer with a new monthly game for you! In this Civ6 GOTM you play as Suleiman of the Ottomans on a standard size small continents map on King level. There are abundant resources, but disasters are abundant as well! You need to achieve a scientific victory, while preventing all other civs from achieving any type of victory. You can submit your result of your hopefully magnificent game until July 1. For all necessary information please check this thread.

The Value Foundation: “Game Changers: Antiquity and Video Games”

By | June 4, 2023

The Value Foundation, a foundation dealing with history, video games, and education, has released a video where they discuss how various games have revolutionized game history. They talk about the concept of civilization, and how it appears in video games. Obviously they discuss our very favourite game, among others (e.g. Assassin’s Creed or Minecraft). They discuss that the concept itself is very unclear to scientists, but that Sid Meier planted down his own definition, which is often rather progressive. They further talk about how the game is, while educational, is in many ways also abstract, e.g. that you play an eternal leader, but never have a look at the history of average people. At the end, they note that Civ is revolutionary in a sense that it has spread the interest for history to many people, defined “Civilization” and let to many new games which picked up concepts from Civ.

Oh, and they’re also waiting for Civ7.
Watch the whole video here, follow the Value Foundation on Twitter and join us here to discuss this video.

Play the new Civilization 5 “Game Of The Month” #222

By | June 3, 2023

And also for June we got you a new Civ5 challenge! This “Game Of The Month” lets you play as Ramesses II of Egypt on a standard size pangaea map on quick speed. The difficulty is King level, and you need to achieve a culture victory, while preventing all other civs from achieving another victory too. You have time to build the pyramids as well as all other wonders until June 30. For all other information please check this thread.

New indygame release: Myriads: Renaissance (a fantasy 4X)

By | June 2, 2023

Today we got another release in the 4X hemisphere: Myriads: Renaissance.
This game is a turn-based 4X game, set in a fantasy rennaissance setting. You colonize floating islands, develop them, recruit armies and fight battles.
It also belongs to the more recent wave of smale-scale 4X games, with a single game taking roughly 4 hours to complete.
The game just got released today, and you can for the start get it with a 10% discount, 17.55 instead of 19.50. And there is also a free demo, in case you want to give it a try first!

You can download Myriads: Renaissance here, and come to the forum to discuss it with us here.

Old World update #109

By | June 1, 2023

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest update for their game. This update includes, among other things like bugfixes and UI enhancements, an improved turn summary, the creating of minor cities has been easened, and you can now also win an alliance victory in single player mode . Discuss this update with us here (and read the full list of changes too).

Old World is currently available in the Epic Store, on GOG and Steam.

Civilization IV Hall Of Fame update

By | June 1, 2023

The Civ4 Hall Of Fame has again gotten an update! New players have been inaugurated in our everlasting Hall Of Civ Fame! You can find the whole overview in this thread!

Congratulations to nocho for the highest score of the update with a Tiny, Marathon, Noble, Space Colony game for 363,117 points.

nocho was the most active player during this update, submitting 4 games.

NickTrofimuk was the most active player during this update, submitting 4 games.

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:

Firmlife – 2050 AD, Large, Quick, Deity, Time game for 35,741 points.
Firmlife – 2050 AD, Large, Quick, Deity, Time game for 23,918 points.
Lcpl Jack Jones – 2050 AD, Large, Quick, Deity, Time game for 22,570 points.

New Number One Entries:
A number of players gained number one positions:

Firmlife with a 2050 AD, Large, Quick, Deity, Time game for 35,741 points.

ZPV with a 1260 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Prince, Space Colony game for 209,991 points.

nocho with a 1130 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Noble, Space Colony game for 363,117 points.

NickTrofimuk with a 1390 AD, Standard, Normal, Warlord, Espionage game for 46,710 points.
NickTrofimuk with a 1350 AD, Small, Normal, Warlord, Espionage game for 49,630 points.
NickTrofimuk with a 1500 AD, Large, Normal, Warlord, Espionage game for 88,717 points.

Gauntlet Updates

Congratulations to Firmlife and Lcpl Jack Jones for taking 1st and 2nd place respectively in G-Minor 270, an intriguing and challenging Deity Time game!

PolyCast 416: Let Us Trade Maps!

By | June 1, 2023
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The four-hundred-and-sixteenth episode of PolyCast, “Let Us Trade Maps!“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus. Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Phil “TheMeInTeam”.. Topics for this episode include:

00h02m58s | Leader Pack 4: Rulers of the Sahara First Looks

Forum Talk
00h09m21s | Sequels in Strategy Gaming: Civilization II by Digital Antiquarian
00h15m41s | What Do Modern Forts Look Like?

Research Lab
00h21m43s | What Diplomacy Changes Do You Want in Civilization 7?

00h43m11s | Carriers, Spec Ops, and Other Situational Units.

00h53m55s | Nobody Wants Your Stupid Launcher, Part 4

NOTE: This Episode was recorded on February 11, 2023.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice.