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Sid Meier Interview: Bringing Civ World to Facebook


Our goal is to bring the core Civilization experience to Facebook, so that Civ fans will feel right at home with the game. We feel that the Civilization experience can be delivered in fun and meaningful ways on many different platforms. Civilization on the PC and consoles is different than the one we’re bringing to social networking, but players will recognize many of the elements that have been in Civilization games before. We want to deliver the same addictive gameplay that Civ players love, in a way that will engage folks who enjoy playing games on the social network platform, and we look forward to adding to the experience as the game continues to evolve on Facebook.

Civilization is one of my all time favourite games and it has landed on Facebook.

It is free to play but you can buy “Civ Bucks” to get gems to enhance your throne room and city etc.

I need to avoid this game like the plague as I remember days disappearing once you get hooked on the Civilization franchise. I am sure I can have a little play 😛

The thing that worries me about Facebook games / apps is the privacy angle. The game wants access to email etc.


I am sure that with the power of Facebook, the game’s legendary status and appeal coupled with the rise of social gaming this is going to be a big success.

Happy gaming!

It???s A Facebook World – Other Social Networks Just Live In It


This really reminds me of the old board game RISK, with Facebook clearly winning although some places holding out namely Russia and China.

BBC News – BinCam makes students recycle through Facebook photos

A BinCam takes a photograph of any rubbish deposited into the bin and uploads this to Facebook where people are named and Psychology researchers can see how this may affect their behaviour.

Facebook’s global domination is now helping academic departments.