Monthly Archives: October 2022

Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #215

By | October 29, 2022

New month, new game! In this iteration of the “Game Of The Month” you play as Theodora of Byzantium on a standard size small continents map on Emperor level. You have to achieve a culture victory, but all other victories are enabled, meaning you need to prevent all other civs from winning in a different way too! You… Read More »

StudyingPixels podcast: Games as Historical Problem Spaces (with Jeremiah McCall)

By | October 24, 2022

The podcast StudyingPixels has released a new episode: Games as Historical Problem Spaces (with Jeremiah McCall). In this episode Stefan Heinrich Simond, a games scholar from Marbug (Germany), discusses with video game historian Jeremia McCall from the Ohio State University, also know from the blog GamingThePast, about games as historical problem spaces. This means they both address the… Read More »

PolyCast 408: Why Do Anything When You Can Pillage?

By | October 22, 2022

The four-hundred-and-eighth episode of PolyCast, “Why Do Anything When You Can Pillage?“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” with first-time guest co-host CivMD. Topics for this episode include: Intro00h01m00s | Game Spinoff Ideas News00h05m58s | Humankind Announces “Together We Rule” Expansion Senate00h10m09s | CivMD’s Domination Strategy… Read More »

Doom meets Civilization: Solium Infernum

By | October 21, 2022

A couple of weeks ago a new interesting game was announced, which just today popped on my radar: Solium Infernum. PCGamesN has as a headline “Doom meets Civilization as Hellish strategy game gets triple-A remake“. Apparently the remake of a not well known 2009 strategy game, it is set in a Hell scenario (therefore the “Doom”), but it’s… Read More »

Humankind – Together We Rule expansion: The Swiss and the Bulgarians

By | October 21, 2022

Amplitude has released more information about the upcoming “Together We Rule” expansion, and has given us details about the new cultures of the Swiss and the Bulgarians. Please check this thread to discuss the new cultures. Thanks to our member Saxo Grammaticus for this notification.

Old World update #99

By | October 20, 2022

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest update for their game. This update includes a range of bug fixes, reduced memory usage, reworks on the French translation and more. For more details, please check our thread here. Old World is currently available in the Epic Store, on GOG and Steam.

Humankind scenario challenge #4: Space Race

By | October 19, 2022

Amplitude, the developers of Humankind, present you the next scenario challenge: The scenario “Space Race”. In this scenario you inhabit a small planet with only little land mass. Your goal is to escape to Mars, while having the most fame. You have until November 9 to finish this challenge. For all info please read this thread here, and… Read More »

Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire sim released!

By | October 11, 2022

Another game which could be of high interested for the Civ community has been released: Ozymandias: Bronze Age Empire Sim.As the title hints, this game is a civ-like game, set in the bronze age (so more similar to Old World). So this is a turn-based 4X game in a historical setting. You can build cities, build wonders (although… Read More »