Monthly Archives: March 2022

History Respawned Podcast: Civs 101: Egypt

By | March 31, 2022

The History Respawned Podcast talks in its current episode (listen above) about Cleopatra, the Egyptian civ and Civilization.This podcast is produced by Bob Whitaker, a history professor, and here he talks with Dr. Prudence Jones, a history researcher at Montclair State University, who is specialized in Roman and Egyptian antiquity. Direct link to podcast: History Respawned on… Read More »

Old World update #87

By | March 30, 2022

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest patch for their game. This update includes that hot seat and PBC games on the same computer store the hall of fame, changes to the units “Zone Of Control”, the option to disable events which significantly impact the game, and more. You can read all the info… Read More »

GOG: Free giveaway (48h) – Thea 2: The Shattering

By | March 30, 2022

GOG has a 48h giveaway. The game “Thea 2: The Shattering” is freely available for everyone for 2 days.The game is a turn-based strategy game on a hex grid. On first glance it reminds one of “Heroes Of Might & Magic”.The self-description on the GOG webpage is:“Thea 2: The Shattering is a follow-up to the successful Thea: The… Read More »

Masters of Magic remake: Beta testers wanted

By | March 29, 2022

Masters of Magic is one of the strategy classics out there, dating back to 1994, and having also been described as a fantasy version of Civ.The wargaming publisher Slitherine is working on a remake of it, to be released this year.The game seems to include a hex-based overview map, turn-based combat, city management and spell research.In their latest… Read More »

Punk Rock Factory – SXSW Gaming Medley, with Baba Yetu

By | March 28, 2022

Christopher Tin has pointed out the above medley on Twitter. The Punk Rock band “Punk Rock Factory” was apparently asked to produce this medley by SXSW, and they included Baba Yetu in it.For everyone interested, it’s at 4:22. Discuss this video in our forum:

PCGamer: Soren Johnson says Civ 3’s bargaining table was a ‘big mistake’ (GDC22)

By | March 27, 2022

Soren Johnson has given a talk at this year’s “Game Developers Conference“, titled“My Elephant in the Room: An ‘Old World’ Postmortem“. In this talk, he apparently also coverd the Civ3 bargaining table, since PCGamer has an article titled “Soren Johnson says Civ 3’s bargaining table was a ‘big mistake’“.In this article they cover how Soren thinks that this… Read More »

Soren Johnson at GDC22, covering Anton Strenger’s “Ahistorical Accuracy: Bringing New Myths and Representation to ‘Civilization”

By | March 26, 2022

Anton Strenger, the lead designer of the Civ6 “New Frontier Pass”, has given a presentation at this year’s “Game Developer’s Conference“. His presentation was titled “Ahistorical Accuracy: Bringing New Myths and Representation to ‘Civilization’”, and you can find the summary here. The talks were recorded, but he does not yet know if the recording will be freely available.… Read More »

Hexarchy: A deck-building civ-like game (now on Kickstarter)

By | March 20, 2022

We continue our series about potentially interesting games for Civ-fans, and this time it’s about Hexarchy. Hexarchy is a civ-like game, it plays on a hex-grid, turn-based, and you build cities, units and wonders. The main difference to Civ is that it is a deck-builder: You have each round a certain amount of cards (units, buildings, technologies, etc),… Read More »