There is now also a TactiCon sale going on! 60 different turn-based games are on sale, with discounts between 10 to 75%! Most interesting games for us here are probably “Imperiums: Greek Wars”, “Expeditions: Rome” and “Going Medieval”, since these are history themed, but a lot more interesting games can be found there!
In short: 2K reports that one of the vendors for their support was breached. The hackers sent out emails to people who had interactions with the 2K support, with a malicious link in it (or trojan attachment, depending on source). If you recently received an email from 2K which you did not expect and you clicked a link in it/downloaded an attachment, then you might be in trouble, and should do the general security precautions like changing your passwords.
And there is now a schedule for the TactiCon! The program includes talks about strategy games and publishing. Among the participants will be Soren and Leyla Johnson, the former being the Civ3 and 4 lead designer, and they both worked together on Old World. Tim Bender from their publisher Hooded Horse will be participating in a talk about how to publish games. Other talks include the future of tactical games, and how to balance depth versus the decision making freedom of the players.
Amplitude, the developers of Humankind, present you the next event: The scenario “Against the Odds”. This event runs from September 20 to October 18, and it challenges you to catch up with far more advanced enemies, who are already ahead of you (between ancient era to industrial era in the new world) while you are still in the neolithic era.
And we are ready to give you another game to play! To honour the recent events, you will this time play as Victoria of England on a standard size small continents map on Deity. You get a low sea level and a disaster intensity of 4, and in addition you need to go for culture victory. You can conquer the Victorian era until October 15!
To celebrate another Civ birthday, 2K has now released more merchandise for the Civilization franchise! You can now buy a 30 years anniversary hoodie for €59.99, a new Civilization T-shirt for 29.99€ and a notebook for 24.99€.