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Sid Meier announces Facebook project - Civilization Network

XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
edited October 2009 in Games and Technology
From the CivFanatics forum:
Hello Civ Fans!

I wanted to let you know we'll soon be looking for beta testers to help us develop a unique new way to play Civilization. Ever since we finished Civilization® Revolution™ last year, I've been looking at ways of expanding the Civ gameplay experience to include solo, competitive and cooperative play to take advantage of the uniqueness of social networks. We're calling this project Civilization® Network™ and the full game will be available next year on Facebook. Civilization Network will allow you to join together with your friends to create the world's most powerful, richest, smartest, or just plain coolest civilization. You can coordinate your strategy to win great battles, share your technology to jump ahead of your rivals, lobby your family and friends to form your own government and win vital elections, manage and grow your cities to maximize production and happiness, spy on your enemies, and work with your friends to create the great Wonders of the World. The game will offer everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment - you can play as much as you like, whenever you like, and it'll be free to play.

We'll offer a closed beta of the game soon, so stay tuned for details on how you can sign-up to participate. The full game will launch in 2010. For more information about Civilization Network, including development updates and behind-the-scenes posts from me and the Firaxis team, join our Facebook fanpage here: www.facebook.com/civnetwork.

Thanks and Stay Civilized!

Sid Meier
Director of Creative Development
Firaxis Games

Damnit, I'm trying to avoid social network sites. Outside LinkedIn anyway. :/

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  • RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I love civ but I doubt even that could draw me into the rectum of online gaming that is facebook apps.

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  • METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hm, I will totally play this when it comes out.

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  • AvariceAvarice Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    As a gamer I would say: WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

    Buttttt I've gotten way to addicted to the farmville app so I cant reli talk :/

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  • CenoCeno pizza time Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    We'd all rather have Civ 5, Sid.

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  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Ceno wrote: »
    We'd all rather have SMAC 2, Sid.

    Fixed! >:(

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  • SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    XiaNaphryz wrote: »
    Ceno wrote: »
    We'd all rather have SMAC 2, Sid.

    Fixed! >:(
    I've always been hoping for a Fantasy based version of Pirates myself.

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  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Silpheed wrote: »
    XiaNaphryz wrote: »
    Ceno wrote: »
    We'd all rather have SMAC 2, Sid.

    Fixed! >:(
    I've always been hoping for a Fantasy based version of Pirates myself.

    At least we sort of got a sci-fi version of it with Wing Commander: Privateer. Which was awesome.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    WANT. Packrat and Bejewelled Blitz are the best two games on Facebook right now. If Sid Meier pulls this off, it'll be amazing. I'm somewhat worried about the whole persistent world thing, though. I hope isn't going to turn out to be one of those lame X-number-of-turns-per-day empire building games.

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'll give this a shot and dip into the facebook app pool.

    But I'd rather have SMAC 2 or a new Privateer.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I suddenly see my friends asking me what civilization is and I will reply, "The game thats going to suck up your life. Thats what civilization is."

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Damn you Sid, why don't you ever allow me to have free time!

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Silpheed wrote: »
    I've always been hoping for a Fantasy based version of Pirates myself.

    Where have you been all my life?

    And I mean that in a totally man-friendly way, of course.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This is what Firaxis have been working on? Balderdash, where's my Alpha Centauri 2?

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Silpheed wrote: »
    I've always been hoping for a Fantasy based version of Pirates myself.

    Where have you been all my life?

    And I mean that in a totally man-friendly way, of course.

    This is exactly what Mount & Blade is, for the record.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Silpheed wrote: »
    I've always been hoping for a Fantasy based version of Pirates myself.

    Where have you been all my life?

    And I mean that in a totally man-friendly way, of course.

    This is exactly what Mount & Blade is, for the record.

    Mount and Blade lacks boats, wizards, and customizeable castles.

    This, however, has not prevented me from joining with Ravenstern, and stocking my castle with Rangers and Knights of the Dragon, and telling Sarleon where and when to sit down and shut up. :)

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Sweet, I loves me some CivIV and I loves me some playing together with friends.

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  • Zombie NirvanaZombie Nirvana Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Man I hate the idea of Facebook. I'm going to be the crotchety old man at 30, I can already tell.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Man I hate the idea of Facebook. I'm going to be the crotchety old man at 30, I can already tell.

    Hah, me too. I can't stand all this new fangled twitter or facebook. Bunch of kids messin' up the good ol' internet.
    Of course part of the reason why I avoid facebook is because my parents are on it.

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  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    TheStig wrote: »
    Man I hate the idea of Facebook. I'm going to be the crotchety old man at 30, I can already tell.

    Hah, me too. I can't stand all this new fangled twitter or facebook. Bunch of kids messin' up the good ol' internet.
    Of course part of the reason why I avoid facebook is because my parents are on it.

    Twitter's not so bad - just treat it as a micro-blog site. All the other social network sites barring LinkedIn can shove it though.

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  • psychotixpsychotix __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    Given the time sink this will be, I think I just got enough ammo to block facebook at work!

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2009
    I know what my favorite social networking site is now.

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  • HeirHeir Ausitn, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well crap...how am I going to ever get any work done at my job if this comes out?

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    This is what Firaxis have been working on? Balderdash, where's my Alpha Centauri 2?

    Yes. Firaxis is completely composed of a single team, all of whom are working on Civilization Network all the time. There will be no AC2 or Civ5. Ever.

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  • Edgler VessEdgler Vess Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Frem wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    This is what Firaxis have been working on? Balderdash, where's my Alpha Centauri 2?

    Yes. Firaxis is completely composed of a single team, all of whom are working on Civilization Network all the time. There will be no AC2 or Civ5. Ever.

    Thank god, ive already got about half my life invested in CiV4 and SMAC.

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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    One more thing for my friends to try to get me to do on Facebook. Can't wait for, "OH MAN HENROID HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS CIVILIZATION GAME?" Yeah. Yeah I have.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Its going to be interesting watching all my female facebook friends who are sort of into games suddenly sink all their life into this...I should probably warn my brother that his girlfriend is about to disappear.

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  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Um...I don't think Sid could do Alpha Centauri 2 right now; EA owns the IP.

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  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Um...I don't think Sid could do Alpha Centauri 2 right now; EA owns the IP.

    He doesn't have to call it that...just rename everything but keep it in space with a similar history. ;)

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  • NewresNewres Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    An excellent idea, it is not like I am not wasting enough time on facebook as it is. Going by previous Civ experiences, I will probably be checking every couple of minutes. Now I just need to learn how to play it in my sleep....

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  • langfor6langfor6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    If this is any good it will ruin me...

    RUIN ME!

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    XiaNaphryz wrote: »
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Um...I don't think Sid could do Alpha Centauri 2 right now; EA owns the IP.

    He doesn't have to call it that...just rename everything but keep it in space with a similar history. ;)

    Sid Meier's Call to Power: Proxima

    I'd buy it.

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  • citizen059citizen059 hello my name is citizen I'm from the InternetRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Watch it be Evony, just retooled for Facebook.


    :winky:

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm hoping that if he's willing to give it the Civ name it must be something decent. I'm fearing Evony/Ikariam/Tribal Wars/etc/etc again.

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