Games are taking over the world

Published: 14 May 2011 y., Saturday

Sid Meier is the director of creative development at Firaxis Games. But to millions, he's better known as the “Father of Computer Gaming.”

Now, the designer of “Civilization” is ready to take over a completely new world –– social gaming on the pages of Facebook.

“Civilization” is one of the most popular computer strategy games of all time, and has spawned several versions and updates over the past 20 years. The game allows players to build and develop their own cities, countries and civilizations across the expanse of time.

It has sold millions of copies and drawn in fans from around the world who are involved, vocal and loyal. From its beginning in 1991 to its most recent edition, last year's “Civilization V,” Meier said it has been a strong, connected community that has kept the game strong.

While the game primarily has remained a PC game over the years, Meier took his creation to consoles in 2008 with “Civilization Revolution.” The game retained many of the PC version's features, but made them available to a new set of fans –– those who enjoy console and mobile gaming.

Fans and critics who enjoyed the fast playability and ease of control warmly received the game. Long–time fans bemoaned the simplicity of the console version, but it won 2008's Best Strategy Game award from the British Academy Video Games Awards.

Šaltinis: CNN
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