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Civ coming to Facebook

Civ coming to Facebook

Sid Meier is set to bring his classic Civilisation franchise to Facebook soon.

Sid Meier has announced that he'll soon be bringing his classic Civilisation series to Facebook as part of a new game, called Civilisation Network or CivNet.

According to Games.com, Meier confirmed that CivNet would be hitting Facebook sometime in 2010 - and that the development team will be on the lookout for beta testers at some point in the future.

It'll still be the same-old Civilisation that fans have loved for decades, says Meier, who also plans to capitalise on the strengths of a social netowrking site to make a truly persistent, online version of the game.

CivNet will be completely free too, just in case you were worried of having to dish out in order to feed your Civ addiction - though microtransactions haven't been ruled out yet.

It's not surprising that major developers are starting to get interested in Facebook games either, what with the news breaking recently that freemium games on Facebook can make as much as $20 per user. The turn-based strategy mechanics of Civ would be ideally suited to a flash-powered game version too.

You can check out CivNet's Facebook page for more info about the game, or just let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Skiddywinks 22nd October 2009, 14:12 Quote
Uh oh.

Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/
docodine 22nd October 2009, 14:17 Quote
What would you need microtransactions for in Civ?

Though I should expect the worst.. Free play*



*One city allowed, additional cities cost $4.99 each.
Omnituens 22nd October 2009, 14:18 Quote
probably for the best that i cant access facebook at work.
Veles 22nd October 2009, 14:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
What would you need microtransactions for in Civ?

Though I should expect the worst.. Free play*



*One city allowed, additional cities cost $4.99 each.

Maybe instant building of units or buildings and maybe some of the wonders are only available through micro transactions.
Deact 22nd October 2009, 14:43 Quote
Sounds good to me, less so on mircotransactions. May finally help explain why we spend so much time of these sites afterall...

Oh, spotted this amongst the lines:

"...on the strengths of a social netowrking site ..."
Psytek 22nd October 2009, 14:49 Quote
Oh hell, goodbye life. This will eat all of my spare time.
interzen 22nd October 2009, 14:54 Quote
It'll be good providing it plays like Civ4 rather than "Revolution", which was utter crap, IMO.
I'll be keeping an eye on this, I think - if anyone can pull it off then I suspect that Sid Meier will be the one to do it.
Redbeaver 22nd October 2009, 15:05 Quote
oh wow, out of all the app request ive declined the past years in facebook (pretty much 99% of them), i might just succumb on this sucker.

man.... ive been laughin at my wife on how much time she spent in facebook, soon its all gonna turn back.
AshT 22nd October 2009, 15:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
Uh oh.

Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Abhorsen 22nd October 2009, 15:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by AshT
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
Uh oh.

Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Same boat here!
Xir 22nd October 2009, 16:28 Quote
...as facebook is pretty much unused in Germany (i don't know anybody even trying it) I must have missed this game-on-facebook thing.
Isn't it a "social networking site"? This relates to free gaming how?
Skiddywinks 22nd October 2009, 16:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
...as facebook is pretty much unused in Germany (i don't know anybody even trying it) I must have missed this game-on-facebook thing.
Isn't it a "social networking site"? This relates to free gaming how?

Facebook has applications that you add to your profile. They weren't much when they first started, but now you can get some sickeningly detailed and deep games to play. They are flash based as far as I know, and a lot of my friends are hooked on some of them. Especially farmville. I have never really given any the time of day.

Civ might change that.
Abhorsen 22nd October 2009, 17:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
...as facebook is pretty much unused in Germany (i don't know anybody even trying it) I must have missed this game-on-facebook thing.
Isn't it a "social networking site"? This relates to free gaming how?

I find that astonishing as much as it annoys me at times, a country not utilising one of the fast growing websites of all time sounds really bizarre.
ano 22nd October 2009, 20:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Abhorsen
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Originally Posted by AshT
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
Uh oh.

Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Same boat here!

We're going to need a bigger boat!
bigsharn 22nd October 2009, 21:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by ano
We're going to need a bigger boat!

Much MUCH bigger if I'm to fit in it :)
Xir 23rd October 2009, 13:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Abhorsen
I find that astonishing as much as it annoys me at times, a country not utilising one of the fast growing websites of all time sounds really bizarre.

Germany has it's own version... (StudiVZ, Xing (former OpenBC))

You think that's odd? get this: the Netherlands have no Ebay...they have a (poor) version of their own (marktplaats.nl)
biebiep 24th October 2009, 10:23 Quote
Like Mousehunt wasn't addictive enough already >_>

Goddamn you Facebook!
boggsi 25th October 2009, 21:02 Quote
bit-tech++ for picking up on this. I have been looking out for someone to do a decent job of capitalising on the potential for a decent persistent MMOish game on FB & this looks like it could be it. Nice catch!
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