Civ IV Hall of Fame Update

By | August 31, 2023

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 14 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Conquistador 63 for the highest score of the update with a Standard, Epic, Immortal, Domination game for 325,771 points.

tsvyatkov was the most active player during this update, submitting 6 games.

New Number One Entries:

A number of players gained number one positions:​

​donsig with a 2050 AD, Small, Epic, Prince, Time game for 16,759 points.​

​Lcpl Jack Jones with a 2050 AD, Large, Quick, Chieftain, Time game for 21,515 points.​

** New Gauntlet Starting **
We have added some new special challenges for you, for which we need a new win:
G-Major 188 – Space Colony, Monarch, Ancient, Small, Epic, Terra, America
G-Minor 272
– Domination, Warlord, Ancient, Tiny, Normal, Pangaea

Join the discussion here.

Humankind – new Oceania DLC

By | August 30, 2023

Amplitude has announced another DLC for Humankind, the “Cultures of Oceania” DLC. The new DLC comes packed with interesting content. The description from the Steam page:

The HUMANKIND™ Cultures of Oceania DLC includes:

– 6 New Cultures
– 6 New Wonders
– 7 Independent Peoples
– 15 Narrative Events
– New in-game themed music tracks composed by Arnaud Roy”

The DLC is currently discounted by 10%, to 8.09 instead of 8.99, and will be available on September 11. You can find all information on the Steam page, and you can discuss the DLC with us here.

Civ6 August 2023 Update (Celebrating 32 Years of Civ!)

By | August 29, 2023

A surprise update for Civ6 has been released. The most important change from this update is that the Leader Pass leaders are now available on console, the abilities of some leaders get an overhaul (Julius Caesar, Wu Zetian, Harald Hadrada (Varangian), Abraham Lincoln), and the new leaders also get achievements. In addition to this we also get some minor fixes.

For the discussion please check this thread.

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Elaborate Lands – free demo for a Civ6 inspired city builder

By | August 28, 2023

Alex Flegler, creative lead of Age Of Empires I+II definitive edition, has been working on his own game, Elaborate Lands.
The game is a self-described Civ6-inspired city builder, and therefore of interest for us.
You build cities, research technologies, and might also have to build up a military to fight of foes.
Curious? Check out the demo here, and discuss the demo with us here.

Steam Strategy Fest Starts Monday (updated)!

By | August 27, 2023

As the title already says, on Monday August 28 the Steam strategy fest will start, with tons of discounts and new demos.

The big series are on sales, that includes:

The other series we love is on sale:

Smaller games and series, which are on sale, and are interesting in one way or another for the population of this forum:

Participating games which have (new) demos available:

This list will be updated with more relevant games for us civ-fanatics.

Discuss the Steam strategy fest with us here.

Ara: History Untold | Dev Diary | Ep. 01 – Combat & Armies

By | August 25, 2023

Today, the developers of Ara: History Untold have released a dev diary about how armies and combat works in Ara.

Discuss Ara: History Untold with us here.

Humankind now available on consoles

By | August 24, 2023

Humankind has now been released on Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Playstation 4/5, and is also included in the XBox Game Pass.

The official announcement:

How do you feel about making history from the comfort of your own sofa? Do you want to build a great empire while chilling in front of your TV? Or maybe you’d like to lead your troops to glorious victory from the safety of your living room?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck: HUMANKIND™ is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Playstation 4/5. Pick it up on your preferred console storefront or the Amplitude Store!

To celebrate this occasion, we’ve also prepared a short video together with Aspyr about their work to bring our historical 4X game to consoles.

If you want to discuss your experience, we have prepared a new forum section to discuss the console version of the game here you can chat about strategies, your favorite cultures, or anything else related to the game.

We’re happy to welcome all our new players, and hope you’ll have many hours of fun leading your people to greatness in Humankind!

Discuss Humankind with us here.

For people who are more interested in real time strategy (due to unknown reasons…): Age Of Empires IV is now also available on XBox.

Ara: History Untold – first gamplay trailer

By | August 23, 2023

Today, the developers of Ara: History Untold have released their first gameplay trailer during the Gamescom, and the gameplay looks definitely interesting.

For people who might be undecided about the game, you can try it in 2024 also with the PC Game Pass.

Discuss Ara: History Untold with us here.