Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month” #238

By | July 11, 2022

Our new “Game Of The Month” staff member “MarleysGh0st” has prepared his first GOTM, and we need to see if it is a real challenge!

This time you play as Pericles of Greece on a standard size custom continents map on Monarch level. You also start with the Democracy tech, in addition to the normal starting techs. You have until August 1 to spread democracy everywhere.

You can find all details here:

FreeCol 0.13.0 has been released

By | July 10, 2022

Stian & the team have added lots of new features to FreeCol, the open source version of Colonization, including music, a new interface and animating rivers to go with the recently added animating oceans!

The full list of changes and the downloads can be found here, and you can discuss FreeCol in our forum here.

Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #138

By | July 9, 2022

What is the right thing in this heat? Some beach vacation!

For this “Game Of The Month” you’ll therefore be playing the very seafaring civilization of Phoenicia with Dido as a leader on an standard size Archipelago map and a high sea level (water, water, water). The game is on Prince level, and you need to go for Domination victory, while preventing all other civs from achieving a different victory.

You have until August 1 to finish your beach vacation.

All other details can be found in this thread.

10 Best PC Turn-Based Strategy Games to play in 2022

By | July 7, 2022

TurnBasedLovers, a website which obviously deals with our favourite type of game, has released another overview what they deem to be the best current turn based games for 2022.

Old World is probably already well known among the civ-fanatics, and is described as the following:

Created by 4X veterans, Old World is the perfect blend of Civilization and Crusader Kings. Not only will you need to grow your Bronze Age empire from a single settler to a thriving polity, but you’ll need to also keep the noble families happy and ensure the succession of the royal line. The characters you choose to govern your cities and lead your armies will have a profound impact on the game, so choose wisely!

The sci-fi strategy game “Cantata“, as well as the Heroes-of-Might-and-Magic inspired “Songs Of Conquest” are probably also worth a look for strategy gamers like us.

You can find the whole list here and discuss this latest entry in our forum here.

Civ4 “Hall Of Fame” update

By | July 6, 2022

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 14 games were accepted since the previous update.
Congratulations to nocho for the highest score of the update with a Small, Marathon, Prince, Space Colony game for 548,804 points.

Walter_Wolf and Noble Zarkon were the most active players during this update, submitting 3 games.

Only one player was brave enough to take on Deity this update:

  • Noble Zarkon – 1803 AD, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Espionage game for 53,447 points.
  • Noble Zarkon – 2950 BC, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 52,753 points.​

New Number One Entries:
A number of players gained number one positions:

  • Noble Zarkon with a 1803 AD, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Espionage game for 53,447 points.
  • Fractal Spiral with a 1755 AD, Large, Quick, Prince, Space Colony game for 66,809 points.
  • nocho with a 1120 AD, Small, Marathon, Prince, Space Colony game for 548,804 points.
  • iggymnrr with a 140 BC, Large, Marathon, Settler, Space Colony game for 437,426 points.

You can discuss this update here, and find all entries to the Civ4 “Hall Of Fame” here.

Play FreeCiv in your browser!

By | June 29, 2022

We got notified that there’s now another possibility to play freeciv-web online. The guys from fcivnet have set up their FreeCiv server here at , so pop by if you want to have a chilled FreeCiv session!

This is not the only option to play FreeCiv in your browser. Other options are:

If you want to discuss fcivnet, then pass by in the forum and discuss it here.

From Homemade Civ Maps to Humankind Mods: Amplitude’s Romain de Waubert Details How Mods Drive His Career

By | June 24, 2022

ModIO has released an interview with Romain de Waubert, creative director at Amplitude, about, his experience with modding, Humankind, and obviously Civ ;).

2 excerpts, first Romain about the future of modding:

Doug: What does the future of modding look like to you?

Romain: I would really like our modders to look at Humankind as an engine to create the mods of their dreams. If my team is listening to me right now, they will say, “Oh, my god, what is he saying?!” But I would love UI to be moddable — we nearly, almost, have that today. All of the gameplay elements, every single data in the game. In the end, your game should just be an engine for making games in the genre. You should be able to go far. You can imagine playing as a noble in his region, or as a family, or something like Crusader Kings. You could do a lot of things with the same engine.

And Romain about some Civ-things we know ;):

Doug: What are some of your all-time favorite mods?

Romain: Let’s see… Fall from Heaven, Day of Defeat, Counterstrike, Dota; these are mods of different games, but they are still kick ass. There was a Civ 4 mod that I loved called Rhy’s and Fall of Civilization; it was extremely smart. It would replay history with a sped up AI until it dropped you in front of a world generated by the AI playing. It was amazing.

Read the full interview here, and discuss it in our forum here.

Humankind is currently on sale, with a 33% discount, for only 33.49€.

Steam summer sale: Civ6 and more

By | June 23, 2022

Picture originally from Twitter.

Current sales of the Civ franchise and related titles:

Other notable sales:

The list is not exhaustive, but we tried to mention the most important games for us civ-fanatics.

Please discuss these sales in our thread here.