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Civ1 related news items

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 »

Civilization 1 – “Yet another clone” offers Civ1 functionality on modern PCs

By | February 4, 2023

Long time Civ fans already know the problem: You cannot get the original Civ1 anymore, and using the original on a current PC will be very hard, due to the changed requirements. But there is someone to the rescue! User dom111 has been working on an implementation which you can use on your current PC (or smartphone, as… Read More »

Sequels in Strategy Gaming, Part 1: Civilization II

By | February 3, 2023

Jimmy Maher of The Digital Antiquarian has written an article on the emergence of game sequels breaking them down into two categories, the fiction-driven and the systems-driven, using Sid Meier’s Civilization II as a good example of the later. Jim then deep dives into telling the story of how Bryan Reynolds created Civilization 2 and how he overhauled… Read More »

PolyCast 406: It’s A Lot Better Than Watergate

By | September 5, 2022

The four-hundred-and-sixth episode of PolyCast, “It’s A Lot Better Than Watergate“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: News00h02m25s | Twitter Post Sparks Beyond Earth 2 Rumors00h12m39s | xBox Patch for Civilization VI Released00h16m04s | Vote for Civilization 1 and 2 for… Read More »

PolyCast 401: No Independent Texas, Please

By | August 19, 2022

The four-hundred-and-first episode of PolyCast, “No Independent Texas, Please“ 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: News00h01m08s | The Strong Museum of Play Adds Civilization to Its Hall of Fame Forum Talk00h16m01s | Six Great Scientists At Once?00h18m33s | Over… Read More »

Vote for Sid Meier’s Civilization I and II to be added to GoG

By | August 6, 2022

As a civ-fanatic you might, like us, live a bit in constant pain, because you simply cannot buy Civ1 and Civ2 anymore :(. The reasons are probably complicated, and related to a not-so-easy licensing situation after Microprose was bought. But as you know, you can buy Colonization on GOG, so it must be possible. If just Firaxis and… Read More »

World Video Game Hall of Fame – Now with Civilization!

By | May 11, 2022

The Strong Museum, or the National Museum of Play features the World Video Game Hall Of Fame (among other gaming related items), where the most important video games are honoured.The Hall of Fame itself is rather new, and this year 4 new games have been inducted, making it a grand total of 9 so far. Multiple media outlet,… 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 »