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Sid Meier's Civilization IV

9 years ago

10 years ago

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A Dozen Or So Hours With: Civilization V

'Art Deco' is basically the only school of design I'm at all familiar with. My own approach to design in any regard doesn't go any further than "make most of the colours the same." So when I see something that's Art Deco, I become slightly excited. I recognised a thing that I know! I can sound very vaguely learned! So has it been with Civilization…

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Fall From Heaven Climbs To Heaven

In the grand tradition of mods gone pro, such as Counter-Strike, Killling Floor and that unplayable Doom 2 level with 354 Cacodemons I made back in 1995, fantasy-themed Civilization IV uber-total conversion Fall From Heaven is going standalone. How so? We don't know. With what engine? We don't know. With which publisher? We don't know. WE DON'T KNOW. We know only that it is, in…

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11 years ago

Heavensent: Fall From Heaven 2 Basically Done

I've been wanting to give this a proper play before blogging about it ever since Tom Chick brought its "final"-status to my attention. But that's not going to happen until well into next year, and in the tradition of Christmas board-games now is a fine time to sink your teeth into an enormous Total Conversion for Civ 4/Beyond the Sword. So let's blog it now,…

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12 years ago

Colonization II!

Woohooheeheehahah. First Beyond Good & Evil 2 and now this. It's been quite a month for shock returns. Yes, my favourite Civilization game that isn't a Civilization game is returning: as a Civilization game. Civ IV: Colonization is to be a standalone expansion for, clearly, Civ IV. Once again, the aim is the turn-based establishment of the New World, and freedom from the money-grabbing motherland,…

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Making Of: Soren Johnson On Civ 4

The Interview I did with designer Soren "Ex-Civ, Now Spore" Johnson in December could be roughly divided into two parts. The bits which were not about Civ 4 and not about Spore. We published these in January, where we talked about the future of the PC being Punk Rock. The second half were the bits about Civ 4, which we publish below, where Soren talks…

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