Category Archives: Civilization I

Civ1 related news items

On Being Stuck in Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Promise of Freedom in Historical Games

By | December 5, 2023

The Value Foundation, an academic research foundation focusing on research on gaming, has posted on Twitter that 2 researchers from Leiden University have published a new research manuscript about Civilization! The research is featured in the journal of digital games and associated phenomena (DIGRA), and titled “On Being Stuck in Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Promise of Freedom in… Read More »

OpenCiv1 (Opensource Civilization 1 Reassembly Project)

By | October 16, 2023

CivFanatics member Rahorvat has been working over the last few months on an impressive reconstruction of good old Sid Meier’s Civilization 1. While a number of other fan projects have attempted to remake Civ1 over the years they did not involve full disassembly of the original game code to ensure a truly accurate code conversion and reconstruction of… Read More »

GameHistoryOrg: 87% Missing: the Disappearance of Classic Video Games

By | July 11, 2023

The video game history foundation has posted an article, which is not about Civ1 or Civ2, but still in the current context very relevant. The article describes that 87% of historic video games (range 1960-2009) are currently not available at all. While many games can be bought on online platforms like Steam or GoG, the vast majority, nearly… Read More »

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 »

Atari buys Microprose games from 1980s and 1990s – Are Civ1 and Civ2 among them?

By | April 20, 2023

Today Atari announced that it has acquired more than 100 retro titles from the 80s and 90s, from Accolade, Infogrames, and most importantly Microprose. A few names of titles are in the article, but neither Civ1 nor Civ2 are among them, but according to the article this deal “includes groundbreaking and award-winning titles from Accolade, Infogrames, and Microprose”.… 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 »

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 »