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TakeTwo and Zynga merge

By | May 24, 2022

Yesterday it was announced that TakeTwo, the parent company of 2K which ownes Firaxis Games, will merge with the deveoper Zynga, which is mostly known for browser games. While we hope for not another iteration of CivWorld, this still allows us to speculate about the future development of Civ. Read more about it in our thread here, 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 »

History Respawned podcast – Civs 101: India

By | April 29, 2022

Robert Whitaker from the History Respawnd podcast has released a new episode if his Civ 101 series, this time featuring India.The description from his website:“Bob talks with Dr. Amber Abbas about the India Civ. Topics include Gandhi, Gandhi as an imperialist(?!), the alternative of Asoka and Chandragupta, Dharma as a unique ability, who “belongs” in India and Indian… Read More »

History Respawned Podcast: Civs 101: Egypt

By | March 31, 2022

The History Respawned Podcast talks in its current episode (listen above) about Cleopatra, the Egyptian civ and Civilization.This podcast is produced by Bob Whitaker, a history professor, and here he talks with Dr. Prudence Jones, a history researcher at Montclair State University, who is specialized in Roman and Egyptian antiquity. Direct link to podcast: History Respawned on… Read More »

PCGamer: Soren Johnson says Civ 3’s bargaining table was a ‘big mistake’ (GDC22)

By | March 27, 2022

Soren Johnson has given a talk at this year’s “Game Developers Conference“, titled“My Elephant in the Room: An ‘Old World’ Postmortem“. In this talk, he apparently also coverd the Civ3 bargaining table, since PCGamer has an article titled “Soren Johnson says Civ 3’s bargaining table was a ‘big mistake’“.In this article they cover how Soren thinks that this… Read More »

Soren Johnson at GDC22, covering Anton Strenger’s “Ahistorical Accuracy: Bringing New Myths and Representation to ‘Civilization”

By | March 26, 2022

Anton Strenger, the lead designer of the Civ6 “New Frontier Pass”, has given a presentation at this year’s “Game Developer’s Conference“. His presentation was titled “Ahistorical Accuracy: Bringing New Myths and Representation to ‘Civilization’”, and you can find the summary here. The talks were recorded, but he does not yet know if the recording will be freely available.… Read More »

Civilization Celebrates Women’s History Month

By | March 18, 2022

For the celebration of Women’s history month, Firaxis has released some great artworks for some of the female Civ leaders.The artworks were drawn by 2 employes of 2K and a freelance artist, some are more in the style of Civ, some less. You can find all the artwork here: and discuss them in our forum here:

Robert Houghton: ‘Sid Meier’s Civilization’: Breaking Genres for Better Histories

By | March 8, 2022

Robert Houghton from Winchester University has given an online presentation about Civ, and talks about many things, including how to improve the game with mechanics from other games. It’s long, but have a watch! Discuss this video in our forum here: