Category Archives: Colonization

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 »

PCGamer: Revisiting Colonization, Sid Meier’s overlooked resource juggler

By | August 22, 2022

PCGamer has published an article about another game which is dear to us: The original Colonization. In this article the author writes about it was in the shadow of civ, about the struggles of resouce management, dealing with the natives, the lackluster combat and obviously the one-more-turn feeling. An excerpt:“For an indecisive player like me, it’s torture. I… 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 »

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: https://twitter.com/CivGame/status/1496915329984843814 Happy Birthday, Sid Meier! 🥳🎂 Enjoy this special message from the best fans in gaming. pic.twitter.com/K9OswLKKV7— Sid Meier’s Civilization (@CivGame) February 24, 2022 Discuss this video… Read More »

Humble Bundle: Sid Meier’s Ultimate Collection

By | February 23, 2022

The Humble Bundle has made a Sid Meier Bundle, containing a lot of our favourite games!If you pay at least 13.25€, you get The original Colonization Civ3 complete Civ4 complete Civ5 complete Civ: Beyond Earth – The Collection Sid Meier’s Starships Civ6 and all addons and DLC (besides the NFP, where you get a 15€ coupon) As other… Read More »

Sales: Civ3, 4, 5 and 6 and Civ:BE on sale!

By | February 16, 2022

It’s currently again sales time, and many titles of our most beloved game series are on sale! Civ3 Complete: 1.24€ on Steam, 1.29€ on GOG Civ4 Complete, including Civ4:Col: 5€ on GOG, 5€ on Steam Civ5 Brave New World (only 1 of the 2 addons on sale): 7.49€ on Steam Civ6: Base game 8.99€ addon Gathering Storm 9.99… Read More »

GOG Chinese New Year sales: Civ3+4 on sale

By | January 30, 2022

GOG is having a sale for the Chinese new year, and obviously some of our most beloved titles are on sale! The most important are: Civilization 3 for 1.29€ Civilization 4 complete for 5€ The Original Colonization for 1.59€ Alpha Centauri for 1.39€ Call To Power 2 for 3.49€ The new years sale is very big, and many… Read More »

FreeMars: A “Colonization” version on Mars

By | January 8, 2022

Our user blake00 has again been very active and produced a new video! In this video, he showcases/reviews the FreeMars project. FreeMars is a freely available version of our beloved Colonization, but this time set on Mars. The goal is the same as in the original Colonization: Build up your colonies, and declare independence from the motherland (earth,… Read More »