Category Archives: Colonization

Sid Meier’s Colonization 30th Anniversary Celebration – Communities, Fan Mods & Remakes, Similar Games & More!

By | May 26, 2024

It’s Sid Meier’s Colonization’s 30th anniversary and CivFanatics have put together a big tribute covering some of the best fan projects going on at the moment including Col fan mods & remakes, Col fan communities, Col scenarios for Civ, similar games to Col, and lots of other Col related stuff. Be warned it’s a big read, but a… Read More »

Colonization: New release of megamod “We The People”

By | October 23, 2023

The very popular Civ4: Colonization mod “We The People” has now been released in version 4.1. This version comes with, among other things, a new map size named “massive”, updates to the Russian and French translation and more background music. Check here for the latest release.

Steam Strategy Fest Starts Monday (updated)!

By | August 27, 2023

As the title already says, on Monday August 28 the Steam strategy fest will start, with tons of discounts and new demos. The big series are on sales, that includes: The other series we love is on sale: Smaller games and series, which are on sale, and are interesting in one way or another for the population of… Read More »

New fan Colonization recreation project in development announced!

By | August 13, 2023

New fan project detected! While FreeCol is an excellent recreation of the Colonization experience that we highly recommend due to it’s many features, enhancements & modability there are some that still wish for a 1:1 recreation of the original Colonization and it’s classic 2D graphics that works on modern machines, allows modern viewing resolutions (like Col for Windows… 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 »

Civ4: Colonization – “We The People” release 4.0

By | April 8, 2023

The modders of the popular Colonization mod “We The People” have released the latest version of their mod, after more than 2 years of development. This new version includes new terrain types, terrain features, resources, an overhaul of building requirements, limitations on shipping, and a looooot more tweaks. For the thread please see here, and for the changelist… Read More »

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 »