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Update: We’ve off! Get all the news below.
Original: Sony may have made the biggest splash this week with its off-site GDC press conference, but that’s just it: “off-site”.
GDC’s real deal happens today in the form of a keynote from Firaxis’s Sid Meier, creator of Civilization. He’ll be delivering his speech in San Francisco this morning, and Steph’s going to be there for us with a liveblog.
Wed, Mar 10, 2010 | 12:33 GMT
Civilization V’s one of GDC’s biggest games this week, and a bunch of previews and impressions of Meier’s latest are now live following a round of showings in California yesterday.
Mon, Mar 01, 2010 | 09:33 GMT
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 | 06:55 GMT
2K’s put out the debut trailer for Civilization V. It’s after the break.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 | 16:24 GMT
2K has announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization V is currently in development at Firaxis Games for PC.
Tue, Feb 02, 2010 | 16:19 GMT
Take-Two has revealed that Sid Meier’s Civilization Network for Facebook will go into Beta testing in June.
Wed, Jan 27, 2010 | 15:16 GMT
Tue, Feb 02, 2010 | 16:08 GMT
Sid Meier has told GamePro that the advent of Facebook has allowed him to rethink prospects for a Civ MMO.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 16:07 GMT
Orson Scott Card has said that there are not enough turn-based strategy games out there, and the ones that are out there focus too much on battle.
Speaking with BigDownload about Shadow Complex, among other things, Card said that most game developers could learn a thing or two from Sid Meier when it comes to creating strategy games.
“I like the turn-based strategy game and there aren’t very many of those made, and most of them are made badly,” he said. “Really Sid Meier is the only guy who does it reliably. And I wish more people would learn the lessons from the way he does it. Because I’ve looked at some of the other offerings and they emphasize the tedium and the fog of war.
“You have to fight these endless battles. And I don’t want to play war. I want to play Civilization. And Civilization, you have to be able to fight, you have to be prepared to fight, but the main business of Civilization is being civilized –creating stuff, building. That’s what I want to do.”
It’s a rather interesting read, and the full thing is through here.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 23:58 BST
2K Games has released its Huge Game Pack on Steam, brimming with 20 games all for $60.
Currently, you can get 10 percent off, bringing the total to $54, but we’re now sure how long that will last.
Here’s the full list, which includes BioShock and enough Sid Meier’s games to last you a lifetime :
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Shattered Union
- CivCity: Rome
- Sid Meier’s Railroads!
- Railroad Tycoon 3
- Railroad Tycoon II Platinum
- X-COM: Terror From the Deep
- X-COM: Apocalypse
- X-COM: Interceptor
- X-COM: UFO Defense
- X-COM: Enforcer
- Freedom Force
- Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich
- Sid Meier’s Civilization III Complete
- Sid Meier’s Civilization IV
- Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
- Civilization IV Warlords
- Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 09:13 BST
Speaking to GameDaily, Sid Meier’s admitted that not only does he find the idea of a persistent Civ MMO exciting, but he’s actively planning how to make it work.
“I’m exploring lots of exciting ideas right now,” he said. “A Civ MMO is a really intriguing idea and we’re spending time thinking about how we could make it the fun, addictive experience Civ players expect. Beyond that I have some new ideas that are quite different from games I’ve made in the past – and that’s all I’m able to tell you right now.”
Blimey. More through the link. Thanks, MCV.
Wed, Mar 05, 2008 | 12:11 GMT
Apparently these came from “a lunch designed to emulate the literary conversations once held at the Algonquin Hotel by Dorothy Parker”. That’s not funny, dude.
Meier’s top three gaming innovations are:
- IBM making the PC.
- The development of Sim City and other games that encouraged construction, rather than just destruction.
- Nintendo’s Official Seal of Quality, which raised the bar for console games from the 80s onwards.
Mon, Mar 03, 2008 | 13:48 GMT
“We worked with Electronic Arts ten years ago,” he said. “We respect them highly as a company. They’re a great company. We enjoy working with Take-Two. We’ll let them sort that out [laughs]. Take-Two has been very good about giving us the creative freedom to do the best games that we can, and I think what Electronic Arts is saying is really along the same directions. That’s really our priority, to really be able make the best games that we can. And both those publishers would give us that opportunity. We’ll let them work that out.”
Just keeping making Civ, innit.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 | 14:13 GMT
Sid Meier’s keynote session at GDC saw the great man claim we’re currently in a “golden age” of gaming. He admitted he hadn’t played games like Portal, but was spending a lot of time playing races like Forza and Gotham.
More from here:
- He would still recommend that aspiring designers learn to program as it “gives you a lot of power and creativity”.
- He thinks we’re in the midst of a “golden age” of gaming, and has been playing a lot of racers like Forza and Gotham.
- He doesn’t fancy doing casual games, or rather simple games as he put it. “I’m not that interested in doing simple games. I like complicated games!” he said, to much amusement.
- He also authenticated the legend that he once locked himself in a room with the Gettysburg engine and emerged with SimGolf.
- Finally, he’s very much enjoying working on Civilization Revolution as it’s a way for him to work out some of the older kinks. He says it “puts you back at that ‘king’ spot”.
Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 20:06 GMT
In this interview, Firaxis dev head Sid Meier has admitted the future may hold an MMO from the studio.
“I think someday I would like to try a game in that genre,” he said. “It really benefits from creativity and new ideas, but we’re still in the very early stages of exploring the possibilities of it. I certainly would like to play around with a MMO concept in the future.”
The interview centred on the impending release of Civilization Revolution, a console version from the long-standing strategy franchise.
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 | 08:53 GMT
The Wii version of Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution has been put “on hold”, publisher 2K has confirmed, leaving room to get Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs ready for action later this year.
“Development for the Wii version of Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution is currently on hold,” a spokesperson for 2K Games said here. “We are focusing our attention on creating the best possible Civilization experience for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS platforms.”
Nintendo fans can take solace in the fact that the DS version is still on the go.