Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #139

By | July 19, 2022

New month, new game, to challenge you in this tropical heat to another round of Civ6! In this iteration of our GOTM you will play Pachacuti of the Inca on a standard sized Inland Sea map on Deity level. The climate is hot, wet, you got scarce resources, and we want you to achieve a science victory.

You get until August 15 to escape this warming planet.

For more details, please see this thread.

New indie game release: Fire & Maneuver

By | July 18, 2022

A new indie game with some interest to us has been released (early access): Fire & Maneuver.

This game is set in the victorian era, where you lead armies of e.g. the Ottoman Empire or of the Northern German Confederation against each other, in simultaneous turn-based battles.

This game is a pure war game, where you battle in a historical setting.

Due to the early access it is freely available though, and might be worth a look for us history buffs.

You can find this game on Steam here and discuss it in our forum here. Sid Meier’s Civilization 7 is Long Overdue

By | July 17, 2022

The website GameRant has published an article about a topic, which is very dear to us, and which I think also feels very pressing to our community: The lack of Civ7.
Max Borman from GameRant complains, as we all do, that 2022 should be the year of Civ7, and that we’ve not gotten anything else in between.
An exceprt from the article:

Sid Meier’s Civilization is a huge franchise, so a seventh one is most likely on the way, but it feels like it should have been here by now. Civilization fans have been playing the sixth entry for close to six years without another game to bridge the gap. Recently, there have been more Civilization-like games releasing which have given fans something to turn to, but they do not compare to the classic franchise. Firaxis Games needs to confirm the creation of Civilization 7 at least, because it is long overdue.

Read the full article here and discuss it in our forum here.

Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #212

By | July 16, 2022

Do you think with this heat it is time for some holidays on the beach in Spain? Don’t go to far, and play the new Civ5 “Game Of the Month”! This time you play as Isabella of Spain on a tiny Inland Sea map on King level. You must go for a culture victory, and prevent all other civs from reaching one of the other victories.

You have until July 31 to dominate the planet with a Flamenco.

You can find all details here.

New indie game release – Citizens: Far Lands

By | July 16, 2022

A new game, which might be of interest to us civ-fanatics, has been released: Citizens: Far Lands.
The game describes itself as a turn-based city builder and puzzle game. It is set in a medieval setting, and is mainly aimed at optimizing your own medieval settlement. It does not seem to include diplomacy, but includes military and invasions in later game stages. You normally get a specified amount of goals on an island, and then a new island gets unlocked (and is therefore somehow similar to the Anno series).
The game normally costs 9.99€, but is currently discounted to 7.99€. A free demo is available too.

The streamer GamerZakh has also reviewed the game here:

Discuss Citizens: Far Lands here in our forum.

Site Upgrades are Coming (Completed)

By | July 14, 2022

The Staff is planning to perform an upgrade to xenForo version 2 on 15/16 July. Along with this upgrade we will also be migrating the site to a new server, in the month afterwards. This upgrade will be performed by the xenForo Staff as we are moving to xenForo Cloud Services. During this process we will post updates to the site’s Front Page (here) as this is maintained on a separate server, as well as on the CFC Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Once the main site is upgraded and migrated, the server is being migrated to a new server. We will post further information as we get closer to doing this.

Forum downtime will start Friday 15, 9 AM London time.

Update: As of 10 AM, London time, the forums are down. We expect to be back within 48h.

Update 2: It is right now 6 PM London time, and we expect to be back within this day.

Update 3: Forum officially re-opened to public at 1:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM London time.

We appreciate your patience.

If you want to discuss this upgrade, please visit this thread, or if you want to report any issues, please do this here.

Humankind: Ibn Battuta Beta, last sneak peek

By | July 12, 2022

A new update for Humankind is going to come, and we got another update about it from Amplitude, including the availability of the current beta for this update. This update will include lots of balancing, including a re-work of some of the civs. You can read more over at Games2gether, or here in our forum thread.

Old World update #93

By | July 11, 2022

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest update for their game. This update includes the finalization of the translations, new leaders for Greece in the “Heroes Of The Agean” DLC, a Steam Deck UI option, and other bigger and smaller details. You can find the full list in our thread here.

Old World is currently available in the Epic Store, on GOG and Steam.