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Old World

Old World review (early access)

It's an old world after all

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2 months ago

Feature: It's an old world after all

Old World review (early access)

Old World has been developed by a clutch of Civilization vets. So it’s hardly a surprise that, at a glance, it appears to be a very familiar strategy epic. You’ve got your usual slate of hexagons, littered with 100 foot tall soldiers and crabs the size of mountains. You’ve got your turn-by-turn freestyle jazz remix of ancient history, a revisionist mess in which the Romans…

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3 months ago

Offworld Trading Company devs launching Old World into early access in May

Mohawk Games, the studio led by Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson, today announced an early access release date for Old World. Next Tuesday, May 5th is when we'll get to try the historical 4X strategy game they've been working on since Offworld Trading Company. If you too first thought "Wait, is this not Amazon's MMORPG?" then you too have confused Old World with New World.…

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4 months ago

Feature: Old World Trading Company

Preview: shape nations and annoy kings in Old World, the new 4X from Civ 4’s Soren Johnson

I booted up the preview build of Old World expecting a game much like something from the Civilization series. Probably not unreasonably, given that lead designer Soren Johnson is well known as having been co-designer on Civ III, and then lead designer on Civ IV, before starting his own studio, Mohawk Games, in 2013. And for sure, this game, which is about founding and growing…

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2 years ago

10 Crowns is a historical 4X from Civ 4 designer’s studio

After blasting off to space for financial strategy action in their debut game, Offworld Trading Company, Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson's studio, Mohawk Games, are coming back down to Earth for something more familiar in their second. 10 Crowns is its name, and historical turn-based 4X strategy is its game. Details are vague for now and 10 Crowns sounds early in development but publishers…

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