It is happening today! The final of TheCivGive2021! All the streamers listed in the picture banded together to raise $50 000 to support children’s hospitals. Currently the count is at more than $18 000, and 2K themselves, the publisher of the Civilization series, has pledged to match up to $25 000. So we need to raise less than $7000, so donate now, and support a good cause!
The stream happens on December 19, 12 PM pacific time, 3 PM east coast time, 9 PM central European time. You can find all the live streams here: https://www.multitwitch.tv/thecivshow/boesthius/thegamemechanic/potatomcwhiskey/sassygamerlady/100games100days/peppermint_butler/razingzozo/onspottv/vanbradley/foybles .
A variety of guests will be online too, including the former community manager Kevin Schulz, as well as Ed Beach and Dennis Shirk from the development team. You can find the whole list and the time when they come online here. CFC will also be present, we will be joining everyone else at 16:45 east coast time for a small chat. And we hope our community will join us too ;).
There are more interesting developments happening for TheCivGive2021! Not only that 2K has announced to match up to $25 000 in donations for this charity drive for children’s hospitals, now the final live stream on December 19 will also have guest appearances of the developers! Kevin Schulz, our most loved community manager, has announced on Twitter that we will be joining parts of the final stream, together with Ed Beach, Carl Harrison, and maybe some more people. So… stay tuned, donate, and hope for an interesting stream!
Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have just released their latest patch. This update includes various balancing changes (e.g. no costs for tutoring), 50 new events, and more.
Discuss this patch here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/old-world-patch-80.674561/
PCGamesN has just released an article about the educational uses of Civ and Humankind. They describe how a teacher uses both games in the classroom to teach, and uses TikTok further to go deeper in the topics.
“In the normal classroom we go over the primary theme of each era. Then, in the gaming portion they play a giant multiplayer game where they are given objectives of things their civilisation (or precursor civilisation) actually did in history. When students complete their objectives we go over them in class, using the real-life events as a case study to examine the primary theme of the era.”
The article can be found here: https://www.pcgamesn.com/civilization-vi/humankind-class-teaching
You can discuss this article in our forum here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/pcgamesn-this-us-teacher-uses-humankind-and-civilization-to-teach-world-history.674539/
GOG’s Winter Sale is on until January 5! This sale contains many items, which are interesting for us Civilization players, with the most interesting being:
Various other games of interest for the turn-based, 4X and strategy gamer are also on sale!
For 4X games, there are:
In the category magic and fantasy we have:
Amplitude Studios has released a new patch for Humankind, patch 184.108.40.2067 “Jigonhsasee”. This patch includes AI improvements, improvements for the challenges, and more. You can read the full patch notes here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/patch-1-0-6-667-13-dec-2021.674529/#post-16196765
Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released a podcast interviewing Soren Johnson. Soren is the lead designer of Old World, as well as Civ4, so this interview should be intersting ;).
You can find the podcast here: https://mohawkgames.com/podcasts/interview-with-soren-johnson-design-director/
We have a thread in our forum for the podcast here: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/podcast-interview-with-soren-johnson.674526/