The game ZEPHON looks like another rather interesting scifi ‘Civ like’ 4X turn based strategy game on the way due to for release in 2024. It’s being created by Proxy Studios who made the popular ‘Civ like’ Warhammer 40K: Gladius and Pandora: First Contact games and similar to those games you start out on different alien planets giving… Read More »
The strategy streamer GamerZakh has made a new video, about all the amazing new 4X games which have been released this year.The video covers many games of interest for us, e.g. Songs Of Conquest, a HoMM like game, Revival: Recolonization, a post-apocalyptic Civ game, Yield, a cute-looking post-Roman-Era 4X, Ara, Millennia, and many others. He also speculates about… Read More »
Most people here will have heard of FreeCiv, a freely available game inspired by Civ2.But did you know there is another longstanding game with the same inspiration?Meet C-Evo!C-Evo has been in development since the times of Windows 95, mostly being a single person project. It aims to improve and fix mistakes from Civ2, and not to overhaul the… Read More »
The developers of Ara: History Untold have released another dev diary, this time about improvements and triumphs.They talk about the improvements you need to harvest resources for your empire, how you make production chains, how they contribute to your victory, and more.And for halloween they guys have also dressed up! Discuss this video with us here.
We got another developer diary from the new Paradox game Millennia!This time the diary is about the combat in the game. The combat is different to civ games, as you can group multiple units into armies (a bit similar to Civ3), but multiple armies will fight each other in a simulated battle, on which you have no influence… Read More »
PCGames has just published an article called “If Cities: Skylines 2 didn’t float your boat, Anno 1800 is free for a week”.As the title indicates, the historical city builder “Anno 1800”, released in 2019, will be free to play from November 2 to November 6.The Anno series ranges back to the last millenium, and multiple very good builders… Read More »
Today, the developers of Ara: History Untold have released a dev diary about Q&A testing a 4X game.In this video they talk about what aspects to prioritize for testing, how the interconnection of mechanics make testing complex, how leaders and nations are balanced, the issue of land sharks and more. The source is here and you can discuss… Read More »
Another very interesting indie game has been released: Hexarchy. This 4X game goes to a smaller scale than the typical civ game, and mixes in a deck building element to expand your empire with techs, units, etc, instead of the normal expansion by building. The general idea should certainly attractive to civ fans, and the shorter games allow… Read More »