Civilization video game Wikipedia. Sid Meiers Civilization is the first in a series of turn based 4. X type strategy video game created by Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley for Micro. Prose in 1. 99. 1. The games objective is to Build an empire to stand the test of time it begins in 4. BC and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages from the ancient era until modern and near future times. Civilization was originally developed for MS DOS running on a PC. It has undergone numerous revisions for various platforms including Windows, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari ST, Super NES, Sega Saturn, Play. Station and N Gage and now exists in several versions. A multiplayer remake, Sid Meiers Civ. Net was released for the PC in 1. The N Gage version was the 1. North America. Gameplayedit. A world map screenshot from the Amiga version of Civilization. Civilization is a turn based single or multiplayer strategy game. The player takes on the role of the ruler of a civilization, starting with one or occasionally two settler units, and attempts to build an empire in competition with two to seven other civilizations. The game requires a fair amount of micromanagement although less than other simulation games. Along with the larger tasks of exploration, warfare and diplomacy, the player has to make decisions about where to build new cities, which improvements or units to build in each city, which advances in knowledge should be sought and at what rate, and how to transform the land surrounding the cities for maximum benefit. From time to time the players towns may be harassed by barbarians, units with no specific nationality and no named leader. These threats only come from unclaimed land or sea, so that over time there are fewer and fewer places from which barbarians will emanate. Before the game begins, the player chooses which historical or current civilization to play. In contrast to later games in the Civilization series, this is largely a cosmetic choice, affecting titles, city names, musical heralds, and color. The choice does affect their starting position on the Play on Earth map, and thus different resources in ones initial cities, but has no effect on starting position when starting a random world game or a customized world game. The players choice of civilization also prevents the computer from being able to play as that civilization or the other civilization of the same color, and since computer controlled opponents display certain traits of their civilizations this affects gameplay as well. The Aztecs are both fiercely expansionist and generally extremely wealthy, for example. Other civilizations include the Americans, the Mongols, and Romans. Each civilization is led by a famous historical figure, such as Mohandas K. Gandhi for India. The scope of Civilization is larger than most other games. The game begins in 4. BC, before the Bronze Age, and can last through to AD 2. Space Age and future technologies. Civilization 1 Pc' title='Civilization 1 Pc' />At the start of the game there are no cities anywhere in the world the player controls one or two settler units, which can be used to found new cities in appropriate sites and those cities may build other settler units, which can go out and found new cities, thus expanding the empire. Settlers can also alter terrain, build improvements such as mines and irrigation, build roads to connect cities, and later in the game they can construct railroads which offer unlimited movement. As time advances, new technologies are developed these technologies are the primary way in which the game changes and grows. At the start, players choose from advances such as pottery, the wheel, and the alphabet to, near the end of the game, nuclear fission and spaceflight. Players can gain a large advantage if their civilization is the first to learn a particular technology the secrets of flight, for example and put it to use in a military or other context. Most advances give access to new units, city improvements or derivative technologies for example, the chariot unit becomes available after the wheel is developed, and the granary building becomes available to build after pottery is developed. The whole system of advancements from beginning to end is called the technology tree, or simply the Tech tree this concept has been adopted in many other strategy games. Civilization 1 Pc' title='Civilization 1 Pc' />Since only one tech may be researched at any given time, the order in which technologies are chosen makes a considerable difference in the outcome of the game and generally reflects the players preferred style of gameplay. Players can also build Wonders of the World in each of the epochs of the game, subject only to obtaining the prerequisite knowledge. These wonders are important achievements of society, science, culture and defense, ranging from the Pyramids and the Great Wall in the Ancient age, to Copernicus Observatory and Magellans Expedition in the middle period, up to the Apollo program, the United Nations, and the Manhattan Project in the modern era. Each wonder can only be built once in the world, and requires a lot of resources to build, far more than most other city buildings or units. Wonders provide unique benefits to the controlling civilization. For example, Magellans Expedition increases the movement rate of naval units. Wonders typically affect either the city in which they are built for example, the Colossus, every city on the continent for example, J. PC Cheats Civilization 6 This page contains a list of cheats, codes, Easter eggs, tips, and other secrets for Sid Meiers Civilization VI for PC. If you. Mod,reviews,download,gallery,cheats of Sid Meiers Civilization 4. S. Bachs Cathedral, or the civilization as a whole for example, Darwins Voyage. Some wonders are made obsolete by new technologies. Aria Pro 11 Serial Numbers there. The game can be won by conquering all other civilizations or by winning the space race by reaching the star system of Alpha Centauri. DevelopmenteditPrior Civilization named gameseditBritish designer Francis Tresham released his Civilization board game in 1. Hartland Trefoil. Avalon Hill had obtained the rights to publish it in the United States in 1. There were at least two attempts to make a computerized version of Treshams game prior to 1. Civilization 1 Pc' title='Civilization 1 Pc' />Danielle Bunten Berry planned to start work on the game after completing M. U. L. E. in 1. 98. The Seven Cities of Gold at Electronic Arts. In 1. 98. 3 Bunten and producer Joe Ybarra opted to first do Seven Cities of Gold. The success of Seven Cities in 1. Heart of Africa. Bunten never returned to the idea of Civilization. Don Daglow, designer of Utopia, the first simulation game, began work programming a version of Civilization in 1. He dropped the project, however, when he was offered an executive position at Brderbund, and never returned to the game. Development at Micro. ProseeditSid Meier and Bill Stealey co founded Micro. Prose in 1. 98. 2 to develop flight simulators and other military strategy video games based on Stealeys past experiences as a United States Air Force pilot. Around 1. Meier wanted to expand his repertoire beyond these types of games, as just having finished F 1. Stealth Fighter 1. Everything I thought was cool about a flight simulator had gone into that game. He took to heart the success of the new god game genre in particular Sim. City 1. 98. 9 and Populous 1. Specifically with Sim. City, Meier recognized that video games could still be entertaining based on building something up. By then, Meier was not an official employee of Micro. Prose but worked under contract where the company paid him upfront for game development, a large payment on delivery of the game, and additional royalties on each game of his sold.