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Sid Meier's Civilization IV

6 years ago

Soren Song: Civ IV Designer Founds Mohawk Games

Soren Johnson is a clever man. He was a programmer on Civilization 3, the lead designer on Civilization IV, and then he moved over to Maxis to work on Spore. Now he's building himself a new home by founding Mohawk Games, a studio dedicated to creating "core strategy games".

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9 years ago

Civ IV Accidentally Wins A Grammy

Fellow writers of RPS: you have betrayed me. And on this, the day of love? You wound me, sirs, you wound me. The title track from Civilization - aka The Greatest Gaming Moment of 2005 - won a Grammy at the weekend. It is the first piece of music originally recorded for a videogame to ever scoop a Grammy win. We should have celebrated this.…

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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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10 years ago

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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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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12 years ago

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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