Category Archives: Alpha Centauri

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 »

SMACivilization – A CivII graphic retrofit project on the SMAX engine

By | February 7, 2023

We know, many people really, really want a new Alpha Centauri. Many people also would like to see Civilization II available. Now, what would happen if you made a cross-over of this? Our user Buster’s Uncle, the owner of, has taken up the challenge to convert Alpha Centauri into a Civ2-like setting, with all its graphics, rules,… Read More »

PolyCast 411: We Left the Ladder In, Right?

By | February 1, 2023

The four-hundred-and-eleventh episode of PolyCast, “We Left the Ladder In, Right?“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” with guest co-host TheChrisD. Topics for this episode include: News– 00h01m56s | Solium Infernum, A Turn-Based Strategy Game in Hell– 00h09m40s | From Alpha Centauri to Beyond EarthForum… Read More »

GLSMAC – An “Alpha Centauri” remaster in the making

By | January 22, 2023

Do you like the old “Alpha Centauri”, but think it is too outdated, and would need a revamp? Our user nj666 has taken up this task, and started to re-implement the basic functions, with the goal to update the multiplayer, the graphics, and other features in the future. His project is right now in a very early phase,… Read More »

TurnBasedLovers: Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri – Review

By | January 2, 2023

TurnBasedLovers have taken again a look at one of our beloved classics, Alpha Centauri, and have written now 23 years after its release another review.They praise the philosophical depth of the story and the versatility of the overall gameplay with all its choices. And as expected, from today’s point of view (and also back at the time) the… Read More »

PCGamer – Civilization: From Alpha Centauri To Beyond Earth

By | September 26, 2022

PCGamer has published a new article, called “Civilization: From Alpha Centauri To Beyond Earth“. In this article the author talks about how the story made Alpha Centauri memorable, and how the extensive lore behind Beyond Earth does not give you the same feeling of story in the game. An excerpt: Story is a core part of the experience,… Read More »

Steam summer sale: Civ6 and more

By | June 23, 2022

Picture originally from Twitter. Current sales of the Civ franchise and related titles: Civilization 6: 85% down, from 59.99 to 8.99 This includes the Anthology edition, 86% down, from 209.85 to 29.22 and also the Platinum edition, 91% down, from 167.91 to 15 Civ6 Gathering Storm: 75% down, from 39.99 to 9.99 Civ6 Rise and Fall: 67% down,… Read More »