BEYOND EARTH & More!
Sid Meier’s now-legendary video game series, Civilization, is the focus of this website. Much of our focus will be devoted to the newest installment, Beyond Earth. That’s not to say, however, that we’ll be neglecting any of the other games in the Civilization – or indeed any other – Sid Meier game. We hope you’ll stick around and help us build a community here. Dare we say a… Civilization?
For those unfamiliar with the series, Civilization is a turn-based strategy video game. It’s particularly designed around the 4X gaming concept. 4X is a term related to empire building games, specifically games which use a “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate” gameplay principle. Most of us have played these games, and much of what we consider these games to be comes from Sid Meier. And the Civilization series has been a groundbreaking exemplar of this gaming style.
In a nutshell (and who doesn’t like nutshells), empire-builders are for those who believe it is good to be King. But these players are willing to work – hard – to be King. Civilization is not an easy series, each game takes dozens of hours to complete. And that doesn’t count replays. But what makes the games so playable. Essentially, every player starts with almost nothing in terms of resources and moves forward through the game into the creation of a human civilization. At least, everything related to humans until the Beyond Earth game. Who knows where the series will go next?