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Enhanced Children of the Nile

July 8th, 2008 by Troy Goodfellow · 2 Comments · City Builder, Tilted Mill

If you missed Children of the Nile the first time around, here’s your chance to get it on Steam. If you already have it, it looks like you’ll have to wait a couple of days until the free update with the enhancements becomes available.

I gave CotN 4/5 in Computer Games magazine when it first came out and had I known that I wouldn’t find a better city builder in the years since, I could have added a half star to that. It still had some serious pacing issues and some major bugs, but I think that it stands as a monumental piece of innovation that was almost a dead end. Though Tilted Mill’s subsequent games (Caesar IV and SimCity Societies) both tried to keep the concept of citizen living lives and meeting their needs, neither of those really lived up to the promise I saw in CotN.

I just wrapped up an interview with a couple of Tilted Mill people, and I’ll let you all know when that goes live. (First I have to transcribe the damn thing.) But the promises of these enhancements and the content packs which were announced in late May shows that TM still thinks there is some life in the old girl, yet.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Natus

    Is this by the same peeps who did Zeus? I own it, but it’s rather hard for me to get into city-builders for some reason, so I haven’t tried it yet. However, word on the street says that CotN is very good, and $20 is a great incentive.

  • Krupo

    Hmm, think I’ll wait until another Super Steam sale.