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    Hi guys!

    One of the reasons I decided to return to the Civilization series in 2018 and replay all the earlier games and start working on a Civilization Website website (currently in a VERY rough under construction state lol) was because PC Gamer (Issue 311 - Dec 2017) did an awesome 14 page spread on the history of the Civilization series covering all the main games with behind the scenes info and new interviews with Sid Meier, Bryan Reynolds and Jeff Briggs to name a few. It really got me thinking about the games again and how much I miss them. Because they had such an impact on me I figured I may as well share them with other fellow Civ fans that might enjoy them.

    Ive only scanned the first 2 pages of the PC Gamer one as fortunately I found an online copy here:

    Then just by pure coincidence while cleaning out my spare room I found an old Australian PC Powerplay magazine (Issue 112 - May 2005) with a beautiful visual tribute to classic Civilization 1 and an interview with Bruce Shelley. This article became a big inspiration for how Id do my website tribute (eg colourful map of the world background). Heres my scans of that if anyone is interested (I very much doubt this is on the net anywhere!):

    Gamasutra also did a cool history of the series back in 2007 that people may wish to read as once again its got some good interviews:

    And finally if all that isnt enough and you REALLY want to get into the nuts and bolts of the making of the series then check out this HUGE crowdfunded history write up by Jimmy Maher that goes into incredible detail about the games, how it all started and the troubles Sid went through just to get Civ 1 made. Its very long but very informative and well written!

    Hope people enjoy the read as much as I did!
    Last edited by Blake00; October 9, 2019, 22:30.

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    Argh.. I just love how my old thread has become the official landing point for every new spam account hitting this place.. I keep getting an email every time these IDIOTS show up here grrr..


    • #3
      If by "complete" you mean "incomplete" I agree.