NOTE: This Episode was recorded on October 8, 2022.
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.
On December 8 to 12 the TurnBasedFest will be happening: A showcase of turn-based games of all kinds (strategy, RPG and others). Various developers and other content-creators will be around, showing their games, of which more than 300 will be featured. A steam sale for many of the featured games will be happening at the same time.
So if you don’t know what to buy yet for Christmas, or you want to have a look beyond Civilization (not sure why you would do that though), then this is again the time!
For more information you can also follow TurnBasedThursday on Twitter, also with the hasthag #TurnBasedThursday. And obviously we also have a forum thread for this event, see here.
The first Civ6 GOTM after the “Leader Pass” release directly gives you a challenge with one of the new leaders! This time you play as Saladin of Arabia on a standard size hot and wet wetlands map on King level. You need to go for a science victory, while preventing all other civs from achieving any type of victory.
You have until January 1 to strive for scientific hegemony.
Today Firaxis released its major new game of the year: Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Midnight Suns is a tactical turn based game, similar to the XCOM franchise, but set in the Marvel universe, featuring various Marvel heroes like Blade or Doctor Strange. The game has so far received extremely good critiques, with 83 points on MetaCritic, so good that even Forbes is reporting about it. Websites rating the game well include IGN, GameInformer and GamesRadar.
Another news story has also come up: 2K and Firaxis have made it possible to fulfill the wish of a dying fan, to play Midnight Suns before its release. You can read the full story here and discuss with us here.
A fake image, generated by one of the recent AI image generators, is currently highly popular on Twitter (50.000+ likes): A scene displaying Joe Biden in the style of a Civilization leader portrait. This is NOT an image from Civilization VII, which has not been announced, and will certainly not feature Joe Biden.
On December 11 we will have the most important Civ6 stream of the year: The CivGive2022, where 12 streamers battle for Civ6 hegemony in a giant online stream, to raise money for GamesOutreachOrg. To already raise money before the event, there are many other events and occassions to donate. One of them is this Saturday, at 3 PM Eastern time (noon Western time, or 21h CET): The Civ draft. You want to know who decides to play with which civ? If they streamers will go for the new Leader Pass leaders? Who might not get his favourite civ? Tune in on Saturday at 3PM on the channel of TheCivShow.