Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #244

By | May 1, 2024

For your free day today we make you work in Civ5! In the new Civ5 GOTM you play as Isabella of Spain on a standard size continents map on King level. You need to win via a culture victory, and prevent all other civs from achieving another victory. Will the continents be plentiful in resources? Your will be able to find out until June 1! For more information please check this thread.

New indie game release: Manor Lords

By | April 26, 2024

Today the game “Manor Lords” has become available in early access, after being for a long while Steam’s most anticipated game.
This city builder has been developed by a single person, and is published by Hooded Horse, who have also published Old World.
The setting of this game is in medieval Southern Germany, and your task is to build a wealthy town, research new technologies/upgrades, and maybe even field an army at the end.
The reviews so far are pretty positive, but note that more improvements are necessary, which are hopefully feasible for the full release.

If you want to feel like a medieval lord, the game is currently discounted down to 29.99 from 39.99, and is available on all major platforms. Get it on:

Discuss Manor Lords with us here.

PCGamer: A new physics paper suggests that we may all be living in the ultimate 4X strategy game after all

By | April 23, 2024

PCGamer has today published an article called “A new physics paper suggests that we may all be living in the ultimate 4X strategy game after all“. Most people here have probably watched the Matrix, a similar movie, read a book in this vein, etc: We could be all living in a simulation.
Apparently a new physics paper was published, which puts together a theory that if we are living in a simulation, then parts of the simulation could be added or deleted, that new underlying hardware could be added, etc. This would allow to explain why sometimes information is missing, such as the hypothesized “dark matter”, which is not proven, but necessary to explain our current cosmos. Apparently there is itself not much more to this physics paper, and neither is to the PCGamer article.
The latter mentions Civ6 though:

But is the universe really a simulation or a computer game, played by an errant mega-being or two in another dimension? If it’s the latter, my money’s on it being a 4X strategy game, like an ultimate version of Civilization 6.

If you’re interested, then read the article here, and tell us here if you’re thinking you’re ruled by Monty.
If you’re not interested, then let us know how much you think this is probably junk ;).

Millennia – 2024 Roadmap & Update 1

By | April 22, 2024

The devs of Millennia have given us another update, and are talking also about the future of the game. The roadmap lines out that we can expect at least another 5 updates this year, together with 2 new DLCs. The most important mechanics of these DLCs will come in the free updates at the same time though, while the DLCs should still provide plenty of content. For the current update, the devs have added some nice options, like disabling the combat screen, skipping the combat animations, being able to destroy your own vassals, and a range of other big and small changes. Read the update here.

Civilization Call To Power 25th Anniversary Celebration – Communities, Fan Mods & Ports, 4K AI Upscale, Multiplayer Server, & More!

By | April 16, 2024

As it turns out, the “Call To Power” series has turned 25 this month. Right for this occasion an upscaled version of the wonder videos has been released (discuss here), and our moderator blake00 decided to make an overview for all the fans. If you want to find out where to buy “Call To Power”, where to find the best mods, check some of the old reviews, and anything else related to the series, then check here!

Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #243

By | April 15, 2024

The new Civ5 GOTM sends you to the cold lands of Siberia. You play as Russia on a standard size Ice Age map on Prince level. Try to ensure that it stays like this, with a science victory! As usual, you have one month time, deadline is May 15. For more information please see this thread.

Youtube: An archeologist plays Civ, using only archeology for culture victory

By | April 14, 2024

Bill Farley, a professor in archeology, and very active on Twitter, has shown that he also likes games, and went on a live stream with Civ6, trying to achieve a culture victory while only relying on archeology (just for the giggles). His video is right now at only 90 minutes, so we can expect at least another session to see him get his victory. Discuss this video with us here.

Millennia soundtrack: Now on Youtube

By | April 13, 2024

Paradox Games has uploaded the soundtrack of Millennia to Youtube, giving you nearly 2h of epic music for free! Discuss the soundtrack with us here.