Play FreeCiv in your browser!

By | June 29, 2022

We got notified that there’s now another possibility to play freeciv-web online. The guys from fcivnet have set up their FreeCiv server here at fciv.net , so pop by if you want to have a chilled FreeCiv session!

This is not the only option to play FreeCiv in your browser. Other options are:

If you want to discuss fcivnet, then pass by in the forum and discuss it here.

The_J

From Homemade Civ Maps to Humankind Mods: Amplitude’s Romain de Waubert Details How Mods Drive His Career

By | June 24, 2022

ModIO has released an interview with Romain de Waubert, creative director at Amplitude, about, his experience with modding, Humankind, and obviously Civ ;).

2 excerpts, first Romain about the future of modding:

Doug: What does the future of modding look like to you?

Romain: I would really like our modders to look at Humankind as an engine to create the mods of their dreams. If my team is listening to me right now, they will say, “Oh, my god, what is he saying?!” But I would love UI to be moddable — we nearly, almost, have that today. All of the gameplay elements, every single data in the game. In the end, your game should just be an engine for making games in the genre. You should be able to go far. You can imagine playing as a noble in his region, or as a family, or something like Crusader Kings. You could do a lot of things with the same engine.

And Romain about some Civ-things we know ;):

Doug: What are some of your all-time favorite mods?

Romain: Let’s see… Fall from Heaven, Day of Defeat, Counterstrike, Dota; these are mods of different games, but they are still kick ass. There was a Civ 4 mod that I loved called Rhy’s and Fall of Civilization; it was extremely smart. It would replay history with a sped up AI until it dropped you in front of a world generated by the AI playing. It was amazing.

Read the full interview here, and discuss it in our forum here.

Humankind is currently on sale, with a 33% discount, for only 33.49€.

The_J

Steam summer sale: Civ6 and more

By | June 23, 2022

Picture originally from Twitter.

Current sales of the Civ franchise and related titles:

Other notable sales:

The list is not exhaustive, but we tried to mention the most important games for us civ-fanatics.

Please discuss these sales in our thread here.

The_J

Old World: Video Guide on How to Build Unique Units and What They Do

By | June 22, 2022

Our user alcaras has made a new video for Old World. In this video you will learn all the details about the unique units in Old World and their special features. For any comments or questions, please pass by and post in this thread.

The_J

Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month” #237

By | June 21, 2022

And also here we give you some more entertainment in the cool shadows of your home! In this “Game Of The Month” you play as Bismarck of Germany on a standard-size fractal map on Emperor level. You have until July 17 to win 1 out of 4 victory conditions.

All details: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/botm-237-bismarck-the-bully-emperor-starts-17th-june.677376/

The_J

Steam Next Fest demos: What to play for a civ-fanatic?

By | June 20, 2022

So, did you after all these years get bored of Civ6, and you already played through Humankind and Old World?Okay, we will not believe any of that, but if you want to try something else in between, why not check out the demos of the Steam Next Fest for a free test play?
A list of demos, which are interesting for a civ-fanatic:

  • Revival: Recolonization is a turn-based 4X game, in which you need to re-build civilization after an apocalypse, including city development and diplomacy. You also might find the ruins of some world wonders
  • Great House Of Calderia is a real-time 4X game, similar to the paradox games, set in the renaissance.
  • Terra Nil is the opposite of a city builder, where you need to re-store an eco-system from an industrial world, basically unmaking civilization (also on GOG)
  • Terra Invicta is a 4X game where you try to defend a divided earth against an incoming alien invasion
  • Farlanders is a turn-based builder where you try colonize Mars
  • Myriads: Renaissance is a turn-based builder set in a renaissance fantasy setting, where you need to conquer a world of flying shards
  • Citizens: Far Lands is a turn-based builder in a medieval setting
  • ZOR: Pilgrimage Of The Slorfs is a turn-based monster-fighting manager with really cute monsters

Not in the Steam Next Fest, but available on GOG is:

  • Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire is the most-civ like game in this list. As Old World, it also focuses on ancient times, with multiple empires competing for hegemony.

Did we forget any relevant demos? Let us know here!EDIT: Damn, I just noticed this ends today. Install them fast!

Discuss these demos in our forum here.

The_J

Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #137

By | June 19, 2022

Is it too hot for you to do anything? Good, time to not go outside, and play the next “Game Of The Month”!

In this GOTM you play as Peter The Great of Russia on a standard size Pangaea map on Immortal level. You get a disaster intensity of 2, but also a legendary start. You need to win via a cultural victory, and you must prevent all other civs from obtaining another victory. You have until July 15 to obtain cultural hegemony everywhere.

For all other details, please check the thread here.

The_J

Old World update #92

By | June 17, 2022

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest update for their game. The changes include balancing changes, fixes to the mod uninstall process, scenario fixes and the addition of the “bisexual” trait for pride month. To discuss this latest update, please post in the related thread in the forum.

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

The_J