is a long, multi-part essay about how computer games deal with the concept of nations and turns it into a game mechanic. The author, Troy Goodfellow of strategy gaming blog Flash of Steel, focuses on how the fourteen indistinguishable national factions of the original Sid Meier's Civilization have been treated by different games through the years. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Aug 15, 2011 -
Classic Games Convention.
For those of you
into vintage games, tomorrow is the last day to check out PhillyClassic 4
, a vintage game fest at which developers will release new vintage games
. Some industry personalities
will be present, including Sid Meier of Civilization
fame, and Cindy Morgan
from everyone's classic game movie, Tron
, soon to have a sequel (the game, not the movie). Play a vintage game on a current system
, or relive the good old days of Vectrex
. Leave your quarters at home (the games are on free-play), but bring your joysticks to donate
to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
posted by ringmaster
on Mar 29, 2003 -
Unchecked Greek aggression
near Thebes in 1475AD has brought them to war, but Phoenatican democracy prevails
. The, uh, fanatics over at civ fanatics
have been playing Civilization 3
game as a democracy, with elected leaders, policy votes, a constitution
, a census
, the works
. Their empire is impressive
, as is the player cooperation to make a new kind of gameplay that Sid Meier
probably never intended.
posted by malphigian
on Jul 3, 2002 -
Aztecs Conquer Russian Civilization
…Now that Sid Meier's Civilization III
has been released for the Mac OS
, I shall now begin to wall myself off from our own actual
civilization and begin a weeks-long campaign to rule a fictional world.
Civ3 truly is, as its packaging claims, “the Greatest Game of All Time.” Civ is not merely a battle simuator or an extrapolation of the board game Risk — it's a chance to learn how successful (and not-so-successful) societies can be developed through history. Strategy gaming at its finest.
posted by Down10
on Jan 9, 2002 -