Hi, guys, welcome to Matt Chat #11. This week, we look at one of the best strategy games ever made, a game that launched a series that is still selling well today: Sid Meier's Civilization!
Civilization was released in 1991 for the MS-DOS platform. While it may look primitive compared to its sequels and spin-offs, it still offers some of the most addictive and fulfilling gameplay of any game, period. The goal is simple: guide humanity from its humblest beginnings to modern times.
Ah, Simcity. Yup, that's the chapter I'm currently working on, and learning all kinds of neat stuff about Will Wright. There are tons of interviews with him on the net, perhaps because he attracted so much attention from journalists and teachers.
2K Games is proud to announce that Sid Meier's Civilization® Revolution™, the latest entry in the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® franchise, will be in stores beginning June 3, 2008. Developed internally at 2K’s world-renowned and award-winning Firaxis development studio, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Nintendo DS™.
To celebrate this release date announcement, new screenshots are now available to Armchair Arcade members, below:
Today 2K has released the original Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon for FREE! Travel back in time to 1990 to see how Sid created an innovative gameplay experience that has evolved into this month's release of Sid Meier's Railroads! for the PC. The 15MB Railroad Tycoon download includes the full game, manual, reference cards, etc. The game is available at www.sidmeiersrailroads.com and www.2kgames.com.
Armchair Arcade is proud to present an excerpt from the book contained within Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles, the definitive Civilization collector's edition recently released by 2K. This chapter is called â€œOne Civ, Many Worldsâ€ in which designer/programmer Soren Johnson writes about the Civ community and its positive impact on the evolution of the game. Johnson, who works at Firaxis, 2K's world-renowned development studio, was the lead designer for Sid Meier's Civilization IV and he programmed and co-designed Sid Meier's Civilization III.
Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles for PC is available for a MSRP of $69.99. For more information please visit http://www.civilization.com.
The following is an excerpt from Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles
In what is great news to those of us who have been Civilization (Civilisation for our European friends) fans since the beginning (around 1991, originals on various computer and videogame platforms), or even those who have just gotten into Civilization with the relatively recent release of IV, 2K is releasing an intriguing box set that compiles nearly every Civilization game released to date, including IV (though not the new expansion, Warlords), as well as several bonuses, including a card game and book. While a list price of $69.99 seems like a bit much, we'll no doubt be able to find it for less at retail, and truth be told, even at full list I have to say it's worth it, even if I own most of what's already on there (and even the Civilization board game!), and then some. Frankly, each and every one of these games can hook you for hours on end, providing true, limitless play value.