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Announcing Civilization Network!

Discussion in 'CivWorld - General Discussions' started by Sid Meier, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Sid Meier

    Sid Meier <u>Civilization Creator</u>

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    Hello Civ Fans!

    I wanted to let you know we’ll soon be looking for beta testers to help us develop a unique new way to play Civilization. Ever since we finished Civilization® Revolution™ last year, I’ve been looking at ways of expanding the Civ gameplay experience to include solo, competitive and cooperative play to take advantage of the uniqueness of social networks. We’re calling this project Civilization® Network™ and the full game will be available next year on Facebook. Civilization Network will allow you to join together with your friends to create the world’s most powerful, richest, smartest, or just plain coolest civilization. You can coordinate your strategy to win great battles, share your technology to jump ahead of your rivals, lobby your family and friends to form your own government and win vital elections, manage and grow your cities to maximize production and happiness, spy on your enemies, and work with your friends to create the great Wonders of the World. The game will offer everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment - you can play as much as you like, whenever you like, and it’ll be free to play.

    We’ll offer a closed beta of the game soon, so stay tuned for details on how you can sign-up to participate. The full game will launch in 2010. For more information about Civilization Network, including development updates and behind-the-scenes posts from me and the Firaxis team, join our Facebook fanpage here: www.facebook.com/civnetwork.

    Thanks and Stay Civilized!

    Sid Meier
    Director of Creative Development
    Firaxis Games
     
  2. TheLadiesOgre

    TheLadiesOgre Aspiring Codesmith

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    Hello sir, I may just have to make a facebook page now, Thank you for Civilization, I've been a fan since II.
     
  3. r_rolo1

    r_rolo1 King of myself

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    Thanks for the heads up, Mr Meier :goodjob:

    To the mods: it is probably better to make this a sticky or a annoucement, no? ;)
     
  4. BobeBrown

    BobeBrown Chieftain

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    Ok but... Civilization 5... When?
     
  5. playshogi

    playshogi Chieftain

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    I think Civ4 is the last PC Civ.
     
  6. Voltage

    Voltage Chieftain

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    I hate facebook but like civilization.

    Looks that way! :(
     
  7. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum, Sid! :wavey:

    And thanks for announcing Civilization Network here yourself! Can't wait to play this on Facebook! :)

    PS: I have made a global notice about it.
     
  8. Woodreaux

    Woodreaux Chieftain

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    Please, Mr Meier, say this isn't so.
     
  9. J-man

    J-man Chieftain

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    Thanks for the announcement Sid!
    This is really exciting!
    Bye the way, are you guys at Firaxis (also) working on Civ 5?
     
  10. Afforess

    Afforess The White Wizard

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    Excellent! I appreciate all the hard work you do, Mr. Meier.
     
  11. IamJohn

    IamJohn (was)?

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    It sounds like some of the "strategy" games already on facebook or iphone, but hey, if you can make it worth it/different I'm interested. :)
     
  12. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    Please to be making Civ 5.
     
  13. Senethro

    Senethro Overlord

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    Didn't I put this idea for what I'd like to see in Civilization as part of my application for the Colonization beta?

    welp, I'm sure it wasn't a unique idea anyway!
     
  14. veBear

    veBear Slumerican Citizen

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    Ditto, especially on line 3 ;)
     
  15. pawelo

    pawelo Chieftain

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    Great thanks for personnal announcement Mr Meier!
    I'll surely rephrase some of other guys around but I have great respect for your overall work, ever since Railroad Tycoon & Civ1.
    I'll be pleased to take part of the beta-testing phase (if selected ;) )
     
  16. Gelion

    Gelion Captain

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    Great news! Can't wait for 2010!
     
  17. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Would love to beta test. Thanks for the excellent news!

    Edit: Added you on Facebook.
     
  18. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    I added the favorited the fan page on facebook. I Can't wait to try it out!
     
  19. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Regarding social media, does the Civ series have any other outlets that us fans can follow? Twitter or other facebook accounts?

    Thanks!
     
  20. DMOC

    DMOC Mathematician

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    Awesome. :) This is the real sid meier right?
     

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