Our game makers have been sweating to present you a new GOTM this month!
This time you play as Kublai Khan of China on a standard size Inland Sea map on King level. With Barbarian Clans and a disaster intensity of 2 this will not be an easy game. You must achieve a culture victory, while preventing all other civs from reaching another victory. And you must do it as fast as possible!
In addition, I would like to apologize for the long delay time with the episodes for this year. Hopefully, being able to listen to the archived streams was enough to hold you over. It has been a long year of complex health and technical issues, but hopefully those are at least manageable now.
Our intention is to release this year’s back episodes on Monday and Friday until all recorded episodes are released, at which point regular scheduling will continue.
PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice.
The songs on this album have been recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the vocal assembly VOCES8, and has as theme birds, and how their diversity has changed due to human intervention (therefore the “lost birds”).
The album will be released on September 23, and is available e.g .as CD for 18.98€. For other ways to listen to this album (e.g. Spotify or Deezer) please check this link.
Our moderator bite has released his latest project: The ultimate map of Humankind. As for his Civ maps, he aimed to collect all the civilization information, and put them on a world map. The resulting maps contain all the available information: The extent of the different civilizations in Humankind, where the included cities are, location of the wonders, and everything else too. He has created separate maps for all eras, and a combined one (for which you can see a small preview here). If you want to have a look at his maps, check out his website here, and discuss them in our forum here.
And we continue with giving the Civ community new challenges! In this Civ4 “Game Of The Month” you play as the 3 Musketeers (with the traits of Napoleon) on a standard size Terra map on Immortal. As special challenge you start the game with a galleon and three musketeers, without a settler, and you must conquer Paris before winning this game.
If you are a civ-fanatic, and living anywhere close to Boston, then you have one thing to do this weekend: Head to the Revere Beach sand scultping festival. From Friday to Sunday world-renowned sand sculpting artists will be working on their sculptures to win a grand price. The theme of the competition this year is “Wonders of the World”, which means this theme is obviously very dear to us. The example picture of the King Tut statue is taken from the Revere Beach facebook account, and we expect also to see many great pictures there and also on Twitter. We would obvioulsy love to see some pictures from a civ-fanatic, so ping us here if you saw your most beloved wonder being made there :).
Amplitude, the developers of Humankind, present you the next event: The Summer heat challenge. While previous events were time-limited and aimed at specific temporary achievements, the devs have now changed this format, due to many players’ fear of missing out on the time-limited challenges. They now aim at a “Game Of The Month”-like challenge, where you get a set scenario, and try to achieve the highest score possible, competing with other players in the community. The summer heat challenge lets you play on a standard-size map on Empire level against 9 AIs, with a turn limit of 150. The real challenge is not to beat this game, but to be better than anyone else ;).