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Civilization Invading Facebook in 2010

Category: Gaming
Posted: 05:59PM

Nowadays, it seems everyone and their mother, literally, are joining social networking behemoth Facebook. With over 300 million active users, it's no wonder companies have been getting into the mix as well. According to Facebook's published statistics, more than 8 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day, and there's no doubt a lot of that time is spent on the multitude of games available on the site. So it should come as no surprise that a big time developer would want to get in on the action, right?

Earlier today, in a Facebook post, Civilization creator Sid Meier, Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games, announced a new project dubbed Civilization® Network™. Available next year on Facebook, Civilization® Network™ "will offer everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment." Best of all, it will be free to play, though I wouldn't be surprised if it has some form of micro-transactions. It'll be interesting to see how this pans out. One thing's for sure, though – if this is a success, you can bet other big names in gaming will try to capitalize on Facebook's huge user base as well.

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jammin on October 21, 2009 06:23PM
Civ is a game that makes perfect sense on a platform like Facebook as well. I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
CheeseMan42 on October 21, 2009 06:37PM
If this is good, it could steal some of my Mafia Wars time.
d3bruts1d on October 22, 2009 02:40AM
Don't worry, when you get higher level in MW, you cannot spend a lot of time playing. :p I get to do like 5 jobs a day (energy pack excluded) because of the high energy cost. Most of my time in MW now is fighting people.

I'll be interested in seeing how Civ works on FB.
ClayMeow on October 22, 2009 06:09AM
Yeah, I only have to log on to MW once a day, though I'll usually check in more often than that. Progress has slowed down a lot thanks to Moscow...every job introduces new item requirements that are way overpriced, so then I have to build up my money to buy those items (not going to waste godfather points). For whatever reason, I never got into the Civ series...but I'm definitely curious to see how this will work.
d3bruts1d on October 22, 2009 07:32AM
Way overpriced is the understatement of the year. I wish they'd cut the price in half and require untraceable cell phones.
ClayMeow on October 22, 2009 08:37AM
lol. TRUTH
Andrewr05 on October 21, 2009 07:25PM
Cool, I could install Civilization 2 RIGHT NOW and play it for 10 hours straight.

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