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The Return of CivAnon

June 22nd, 2010 by Troy Goodfellow · 9 Comments · Firaxis, Industry

I loved this marketing campaign when 2k and Firaxis did it for Civilization 4. Happy to see it is back


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  • Punning Pundit

    I’m pretty sure I see people in there I recognize…

  • Nate Homier

    Thats pretty funny. Towards the end I was thinking I seen 2 of the actors somewhere else. The only game I ever played that might be similar was Rise of Nations. I don’t know how similar it is to Civ. I did learn one thing about myself, I prefer sandbox mode. I really prefer to create massive states carefully laid out. Kind of similar to creating a civilization on a table with all the soldiers laid out.

    So my question is, does Civ5 have a sandbox mode? Or is another game better for sandbox mode? My favorite sandbox mode of all time is, Railroads. But I would like to try Civ if it has a sandbox mode.

  • Troy

    If you haven’t played Civ, Nate, then you owe it to yourself to try it. It is, for my money, the most durable franchise in gaming history and Civ 4 is the only game I have played every week since it came out.

    It doesn’t have a sandbox mode where you can build unopposed except for the easiest levels (where the AI really just sits there expanding slowly while you research tanks.) It is turn based, not real time like Rise of Nations, but RoN’s lead designer designed Civilization 2 and Alpha Centauri – Brian Reynolds’ work follows in the line of Sid Meier in some very important ways.

    Civ 5 comes out in the fall, but you can probably get Civ 4 Complete for a good price somewhere online so you can see what the fuss is about.

    (Oh, and in case you missed it, the janitor at the end is Sid Meier, the game god himself.)

  • Alan Au

    It’s especially charming since Sid is standing in front of a large poster with his visage on it.

  • Dave

    This is easily the best game-related marketing video I have ever seen. I kind of want some of those Sid Meier posters, haha.

  • Ginger Yellow

    Love the repurposed anti-Obama posters. Firaxism indeed.

  • Nightmare

    Sid is Vicious :)

  • JonathanStrange

    I’ve played plenty of Civilization – as well as posted easily over a thousand comments at CivFanatics – but I’ve never felt addicted – except way back when I was 13-years-old and playing Civ 1.

    Those early games like Civ 1, Masters of Orion, Warcraft – those were my addictions. Now I’m fairly indifferent to games unless their AI or multiplayer capability is challenging and exciting.

    I’m optimistic that Civ 5 brings something new that I will enjoy but for me the idea that Civ games are so addictive is nostalgia. Now, we’ve too many options, we’ve seen too much, played one game too many – I think even a successful Civ 5 will be more of an interesting pastime and not an addiction.

  • snits

    Heh. Edna is back and in top form.