Friday, July 10, 2009

Remember Sid Meyer's Civilization?

I remember spending hours, days, weeks and probably months in front of my PC as a kid playing the classic Civilization computer game. It was a milestone in strategy games, and its turn-based approach was a heck of a lot more laid back than the stressful, modern "everything happens at once, so you've got to keep an eye on the enemy coming from the east, while fighting another enemy that has invaded your city, and at the same time making sure your little settlement on the North Pole has enough food"-concept.

Anyway, I just discovered that there's actually a free, open source version of the game being developed! This means, of course, that it's available for Linux and Mac as well as Windows. Brilliant stuff. Check out Freeciv, "'cause civilization should be free" :)

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