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One Civ, Many Worlds

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Thunderfall, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    2K Games has sent over another excerpt from The Chronicles of Civilization, a 96-page book included within the recently released Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles. This chapter is called "One Civ, Many Worlds" in which Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson writes about the Civilization community and its positive impact on the evolution of the game.

    Soren starts by talking about his first experience with Civilization and how he got hired by Firaxis. Then he describes the many ways Civ games are being played in the community, such as succession games, Game of the Month, Hall of Fame, democracy games, MP ladders, NES, PBEM, and Pitboss. The last part of the article is about the modding community. Many of the popular mods are mentioned, including Double Your Pleasure, Fall from Heaven, BlueMarble, Ancient Mediterranean, Rhye’s of Civilization, and others.

    Thanks to Soren Johnson for writing this thorough article about the Civ community!

    >> Read the article!
     
  2. Öjevind Lång

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    Absolutely! Though I hope they don't forget their core customers, the ones who simply buy the game and play it alone out of the box.

    Incidentally, I am intrigued by this item in Johnson's article: "In fact, I found out directly from Apolyton that due to some internal turmoil at Firaxis during early 2000, the company was in need of programmers to work on Civ III." Has that something to do with Brian Reynolds' departure? Or shouldn't one ask?
     
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  4. Öjevind Lång

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    Thank you! Though I'm not impressed by the article writer's command of the English language. Take this gem, for example: "It seems unlikely that losing designers as amazingly qualified as these four has got to be a major setback. " Ouch! indeed.
     
  5. culdeus

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    Looks to me he could use a ghost writer. Sheesh.
     
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    Does anyone know what the card game is like?
     
  7. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    So what happened to that Dinos game?
     
  8. MarineCorps

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    No mention of SOE? Kinda suprised. It's the biggest mod out there. Long long turns through.
     
  9. Gaurav

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    Well, I'd like to thank Soren for mentioning my mod in his article.
     

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