Monthly Archives: February 2022

The Telegraph: Sid Meier interview: ‘Before Civilization, strategy was a dirty word in gaming’

By | February 25, 2022

The Telegraph has published an article two days ago, probably also related to Sid’s birthday, about his story and the experiences with Civilization. They talk about how Sid himself started up in gaming, the relationship to education, and development rules like the 1/3rd rule: 1/3rd keep, 1/3rd improve, 1/3rd new. An excerpt: “Can Civ games – which feature… Read More »

From Firaxis: Happy Birthday, Sid Meier!

By | February 24, 2022

As it was promised 2 weeks ago, the Civilization Twitter account has made a video with all the best birthday wishes for Sid. You can find this video here on Twitter: Happy Birthday, Sid Meier! 🥳🎂 Enjoy this special message from the best fans in gaming.— Sid Meier’s Civilization (@CivGame) February 24, 2022 Discuss this video… Read More »

Humble Bundle: Sid Meier’s Ultimate Collection

By | February 23, 2022

The Humble Bundle has made a Sid Meier Bundle, containing a lot of our favourite games!If you pay at least 13.25€, you get The original Colonization Civ3 complete Civ4 complete Civ5 complete Civ: Beyond Earth – The Collection Sid Meier’s Starships Civ6 and all addons and DLC (besides the NFP, where you get a 15€ coupon) As other… Read More »

Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #128

By | February 22, 2022

And it’s again time for our next Civ6 “Game Of The Month”, where you can show us that you’re best at civ-ing! This time you play as Gorgo of Greece on a standard-size TSL Europe map on King level. As additional challenge you have to go for culture victory, while the AI is not restricted and can beat… Read More »

Robert Zubek: Humankind and the rhetoric of tech trees

By | February 21, 2022

Robert Zubek, the author of the book “Elements of Game Design”, has written a blog post about the tech tree differences between Humankind and Civilization 5. He first talks about the tech tree as a game mechanic device to simulate progress, and afterwards talks about the differences between the two games, mostly that Humankind’s tech tree focuses way… Read More »

Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month” #231

By | February 19, 2022

And right after Valentine’s day it’s again time to give Civ4 some more love! You have the chance of a new game, this time with Sitting Bull on a heavily-edited standard-size great plains map on emperor level. You get some extra-time, and can finish this game until March 29! For all the infos, please see here:

TurnBasedLovers: 10 Intriguing Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games

By | February 18, 2022

TurnBasedLovers have again published a new article (together with a video) about some of the most interesting games for 2022. The list includes this time mostly RPGs, but there are also 2 games potentially of interest for us CivFanatics: Dominus, which is a turn-based multiplayer empire-management game. Right now it looks heavy on battles, but the battles definitely… Read More »

Total War: Warhammer III released

By | February 17, 2022

SEGA has released the latest part of the Total War series, Total War: Warhammer III.As in with other Total War games, it has a strategic map, but real time battles on a separate map. It’s not set in a historical setting, but rather in the Warhammer fantasy universe. More info: game costs 59.99€ (Epic Games Store; Steam).… Read More »