Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Sid Meier's Game!

Now for those of you not into strategy or building games, or you were maybe born in the last 15 years, you probably don't know about the greatness that is Sid Meier. He's great. Best known for the Civilization series, he has been a beacon of influence in the gaming realm since the 1980's and continues to publish innovative content today. Take a look at his Wiki page if you don't believe me. His content is one of the few that you can experience and say it is both fun and educational. It's where you learn what an 'almaty' is and what language Attila the Hun spoke. Meier's games prep you for Jeopardy.

2K Games and Fireaxis Games (the company Meier co-founded), are releasing a new game this spring for PC, MAC, and iPad. Sid Meier's Starships. It's Sid...his name has to be in the title somewhere.

The game will be more of an adventure-driven title, taking place in the Beyond Earth universe, where Meier takes you outside of the box of history. There will be a cross-connection between the games, but no word on how that will work quite yet. Starships is focused on exploration. Building vessels to take you out into space, more into combat, and see the universe. Meier was interested in seeing what happened after colonizing outside of Earth - what happens next to those people?

It's a new twist to the Civilization franchise by giving players more active components in the game. I can't wait to see a demo in action.

2 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to this. Love Sid Meier's approach to gaming.

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    1. Finally! Had the worse time getting Google to take my comments...on my own blog. XD

      I really enjoyed the panel at PAX South. I can't wait to try this game out!

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