Category Archives: Alpha Centauri

GamingOnLinux: Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri gets an in-development open source remake

By | September 11, 2023

GamingOnLinux has published an article called “Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri gets an in-development open source remake“. This article is about an ongoing remake of Alpha Centauri, you can also follow its development here in our forum. The short article simply highlights that the project exists, and that many steps are still to be completed. Right now the game… Read More »

Alpha Centauri and AI

By | June 25, 2023

The recent hype around various AI tools has lead to some controversy, but also to many new possibilities. User Damjan on Facebook has used one of the AI image generators to give us new pictures of Alpha Centauri. You can find these pictures in the Facebook Alpha Centauri group, and also for discussion in our forum here.

TechSpot: 30 Years of Civilization – Over 51 Million Units Sold and a Billion Hours Played

By | June 12, 2023

TechSpot has today published an article about the last 30 years of Civilization (which should be 32 years…).In this article, the author goes through the history of the Civilization franchise, how the first people playtested Civ1 for hours, the addition of modding in Civ2, Baba Yetu, and many other things. The author also doesn’t forget all the other… Read More »

PolyCast 415: We Lost the Game

By | May 23, 2023

The four-hundred-and-fifteenth episode of PolyCast, “We Lost the Game“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus. Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: News– 00h04m06s | Leader Pack 3: Rulers of China Release and Patch Notes– 00h22m25s | Aspyr Announces Mac and iOS Delays.– 00h25m26s | Small… Read More »

PolyCast 414: Nerve Staplers are NOT Still In Vogue

By | May 18, 2023

The four-hundred-and-fourteenth episode of PolyCast, “Nerve Staplers are NOT Still in Vogue“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus. Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and  Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: Intro– 00h01m47s | What Tech or Wonder Quotes Would You Like to See? News– 00h04m45s |  Leader Pack 3: Rulers of China Announced for Jan 19.– 00h10m45s |  Turn-Based Lovers Posts A New Review for… Read More »

Racing the Darkness: A Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri Fan Fiction Photoessay

By | April 3, 2023

Anyone who played Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri back in the day probably remembers the excitement they felt when they first landed on planet, not knowing anything about what laid beyond the shroud of darkness on this strange alien world, different to anything they’d seen before on Earth. While constructing your first base you ventured out into the darkness… Read More »

Play the old Alpha Centauri “Game Of The Month” games!

By | March 2, 2023

The “Game Of The Month” has a tradition in the Civ series, which even goes beyond it: Alpha Centauri once also had a “Game Of The Month” (GOTM)! Buster’s Uncle, the admin of has been so kind to collect all of these savegames and their descriptions, and has uploaded them here to our Alpha Centauri scenario thread… Read More »

RockPaperShotgun: These are your 50 favourite strategy games of all time (with Civ1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and Alpha Centauri)

By | February 23, 2023

RockPaperShotgun has published an article about the 50 favourite strategy games of all time, as voted by the community. As a community vote, there was no collapsing of a series to a single title, so Civ made it into the list with 5 titles (1, 2, 4, 5, 6), as well as Alpha Centauri. We wonder though how… Read More »