Ever tried to do an email game of hotseat in Civilization V? Not the easiest thing to put together or maintain. It takes lots of repetitive work, and gets even more complicated if someone decides to stop taking their turns. And standard multiplayer? Sure, its fun, but simultaneous turns makes it a different game, and its a hassle to have everyone online at once. Well, we didnt think this was cool, so we made a new service called Giant Multiplayer Robot. Its a simple (and free!) way to play hotseat games over the internet, either with people you know or with complete strangers. Heres what weve got cooked up right now, with more features coming in the future: Play hotseat games over the internet without exchanging emails or keeping track of whose turn is next Login through Steam no need for yet another online account Browse public games to play with strangers or invite your friends to private games Lock your turns from being messed with by setting an in-game password on our website. Want to change the password later? Your new password will instantly apply in every game youre in Desktop app that manages downloading and uploading your save files automatically (its also the only way to use the service for now, but we hope to make website-only an option later on) A player can leave a game at any time. In your game, theyll be turned into an AI player (in the future, youll be able to votekick players too, if someones really trying to ruin your game) Notifications for when its your turn via our website, email, and/or the desktop app Play in up to 10 games at once for free (our server can only handle so much but if you help us out with our costs, well let you play in as many games as you want!) Update - June Has support for Gods & Kings games Now able to flag a game that has DLC enabled Set a turn-timer for a game, giving each player a specified amount of time to take their turn, if they don't do it the AI will take their turn for them and the game will progress to the next player Vacation mode for when you won't be able to play any of your turns for awhile, it just has the AI take over while you're gone Anyway, if you want to give it a shot or find out more, were going beta right now! Just head to multiplayerrobot.com. If you run into any problems or have questions, feel free to contact us.