Veteran designer Sid Meier has over the years been behind—or at least lent his name to—some of the greatest games of our age.
Sid Meier’s name is on the box, but Civilization was actually the brainchild of two designers. Bruce Shelley is the other, and here are both men giving a good talk on the history of the series.
In the Civilization games, when barbarians capture our exposed worker units and convert them to their faction, they always tend to run away when we try to recapture them, like they never wanted to be part of our empire in the first place. White Lightning HQ's video has an explanation for this strange behaviour.
Are you in New York? Do you like Civilization V, and art? Stop by the Whitney museum to see Me Playing Civilization, a performance art piece that consists of... a guy playing Civilization V, seven hours a day, five days a week, until May 25th.
Happy 60th birthday to Sid Meier, the legendary game designer best known for Civilization, Pirates!, and many other strategy games. Celebrate by checking out our profile of Meier's life, career, and history. "While you were playing, I memorized the algorithms."
Witness the legendary longbowmen of England, capable of firing intracontinental arrows in Civilization V through the English Channel, right into French territory.
Before Sid Meier was Sid Meier—the iconic video game designer whose name is stamped on classic titles like Pirates! and Civilization—he was just another computer hacker.
Sid Meier's famous Civilization games are all about bold land grabs and spreading one's influence all over the globe. So it makes sense for publisher 2K Games to finally unveil an MMO version of the long-running series.
A group of filmmakers have launched a new project called Critical Path that sets out to be the "definitive documentary archive project" for video game culture and history.
For as long as there've been video games, there've been attempts to classify the various types of people who play them. It's a bit of a parlor game that reveals bits of human behavior. What do you call the person who tries to parse a game's inner workings? Legendary designer Sid Meier's coined his own categories and…
Sometimes there is such thing as serendipity.
This armchair gamer doesn't only have an iPad, he or she has all the time in the world. They are retired—in their golden years. Instead of just taking up golf, they've also taken up the iPad.
I don't tend to truly miss many video game studios. Businesses come and go, their developers move on, make new stuff, the world keeps spinning.
Welcome everyone to the final discussion about CivWorld for the Kotaku Game Club. So we've now played two games back to back: I imagine that some of you are, like myself, beginning to feel a bit "Cived out". I hope, however, that some of you have stuck with it.
Welcome back everyone! As you may have guessed, we're here for round two of the Kotaku Game Club's discussion of Sid Meier's CivWorld.
Welcome, folks, to the first meeting of the Kotaku Game Club, CivWorld edition. I hope everyone's been enjoying the game so far. For those of you who are having trouble getting into our game, I apologize; we're working on getting everyone in.
I'm not sure Facebook can handle CivWorld, the brand new version of Civilization that launches on America's favorite social network today.
Civ World, Sid Meier's attempt to bring the complexities of his long-lived strategy game Civilization to the quick play nature of Facebook, is due to hit the online service this summer, CNN reports.