Civilization's Crazy Ten-Year Game Is STILL GOING

Redditor Lycerius made headlines last year when he showed off a Civilization II save game that had been bombing the same map into the dust for ten years. Status update: despite the attention, and the fact the game's war wasn't really going anywhere, he's still at it. And so are a legion of "fans".

Ars Technica did a follow-up recently, and found that despite people finding a way to bring an end to Lycerius' "Eternal War" - which had raged for tens of thousands of years - he's refused the opportunity, instead deciding to keep on grinding his way through it.

Why? Because that's how the story's unfolding. The months since his story became big news have seen an entire community spring up based on his game's narrative, complete with fan fiction and even dreams to make an RPG.

Now that he's made eleven years, let's circle back around for twenty. I mean, it's an eternal war. If it's gone for this long, no reason it can't just...keep going.

Civ II’s “Eternal War” continues on reddit more than a year later [Ars Technica]