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|May 15, 2013, 03:54 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Germany / Netherlands
News: FreeCiv in the Browser, Sid Meier about Kickstarter and the cultural victory
Different important things have reached the ears of different civfanatics.
One of them:
The free civilization version FreeCiv is now finally available as browser game! The developers have implemented a HTML5 version of FreeCiv, which should be playable in all modern browsers, and no additional plugins are required (which means it does not only run on desktop computers, but also on e.g. various iDevices without Flash).
This has also been covered by PCGamer.
Otherwise, the father of Civilization, Sid Meier, has given 2 interviews about different topics. In this article on Eurogamer ("Sid Meier's cultural victory") he talks about the design philosophy, the development of games over time, and the fascination of games.
In the other article on GamesIndustry.biz ("We must not forget the value of the core gamer") he talks about mobile games, casual and core gamers, concept of "free to play" and Kickstarter.
Last edited by The_J; May 15, 2013 at 04:00 PM.
|May 16, 2013, 03:31 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2009
But it's not working for me. I just see the buttons on top, Start, Leave, Observe, and so on. And the box I suppose is the game zone. But it's empty and start game doesn't do anything :/
I've tried Tutorial and New singleplayer game.
Edit: I managed to get a game started, but units wouldnt move. After some tries I got a game where I could move units. Then it failed again.
Is it beta or something like that?
Another question, why are other players joining when I select the singleplayer option? I want it to play from work, I have to take lots of time for each turn and can't have players waiting.
Edit2: I see the game has a timer for each turn, so I can forget about playing at work. I thought that would be one of the main pourposes of this game. Maybe traveling, but meh. Too bad
Last edited by kaltorak; May 16, 2013 at 07:32 AM.
|May 17, 2013, 12:55 PM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2006
|Jun 30, 2013, 06:18 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Silicon Valley
The biggest problem with Freeciv is it's finnicky and unintuitive interface. The web version added into the mix some latency to registering commands.
I found it nearly impossible to command my units and trust that they would do as I wished. Which is a pity, since Freeciv is just as good as Civ2 ever was.
...Once you can PLAY it, that is.
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