Category Archives: other games for Civ-fans

Folk Emerging – a prehistoric 4X announced

By | February 27, 2023

We got asked to help get out the word about this game, and we’re happy to do so, since it looks interesting.“Folk Emerging” is basically game which brings you to the point where our beloved “Civilization” starts: At the point where Civilization starts.This game is about controlling a band of hunter-gatheres on a turn-based hex field. You need… Read More »

Settle The World – A Colonization fan game for the Amiga

By | February 15, 2023

Do you maybe still own an old Amiga, and you love 4X? Then we also found the right game for you! Settle The World (news link) is a Colonization-like game for the Amiga, and it just got updated! As Colonization, the game is a turn-based 4X game in which you settle the New World, buy settling towns, building… Read More »

Inkulinati – When Dogs Had Swords – released today (February 1, 2023)

By | February 2, 2023

A strange curiousity in the world of turn-based games has been published: Inkulinati.This game is set in a medieval setting, drawn like medieval paintings, and features turn-based battles with all kinds of animals-gone-knight figures.This game is not a 4X, and features exclusively battles in a crazy medieval world. It might be of interest for some of our tacticians,… Read More »

PolyCast 411: We Left the Ladder In, Right?

By | February 1, 2023

The four-hundred-and-eleventh episode of PolyCast, “We Left the Ladder In, Right?“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” with guest co-host TheChrisD. Topics for this episode include: News– 00h01m56s | Solium Infernum, A Turn-Based Strategy Game in Hell– 00h09m40s | From Alpha Centauri to Beyond EarthForum… Read More »

Explorminate: Rob’s Look at 2022 and 2023

By | January 31, 2023

Rob from Explorminate has written a view back onto 2022, and an outlook for 2023. While he has some contenders for best game of 2022, like Warhammer: Total War, or the Humankind expansion “Together We Rule”, he is not satisfied with any bigger release last year, and puts his hopes for 2023. For this year, he is looking… Read More »

Ara: History Untold Developer Diary: City Layouts

By | January 30, 2023

The developers of Ara: History Untold have posted 2 in their dev blog, talking about city layouts. They describe the difficulties of having procedurally generated city layouts, which also need to look appealing. Initially they cities appeared like pizzas, with repetetive sectors. They seem to have fixed this problem by definiting some basic layouts, from which the game… Read More »

Mahokenshi: A turn-based deck builder in a Japanese fantasy setting

By | January 24, 2023

The turn-based deck builder Mahokenshi has today (24.01.2023) been released on Steam.In this game you lead your samurai hero, belonging to one of 4 different houses, through a campaign on a hex-based landscape. You build up your deck of cards, to gain special abilities, with which you will slay all kinds of far-eastern themed fantasy monsters. The game… Read More »

Ara: History Untold – Technical Alpha 2 to come

By | January 11, 2023

Ara: History Untold is another hot contender for best upcoming Civilization-like game. The developers have now concluded the first alpha phase of the game, and are incorporating the feedback into the game. They have also announced that a second technical alpha will come soon. If you want to join this alpha, you first need to join the Xbox… Read More »