Civ fans have a bit of a thing where they like to build in-game wonders in front of the actual wonder, and the latest to achieve the feat is not_today_trebeck, who beat the AI to the punch at Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
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I think Civilization VI looks amazing, but its slightly cartoony visuals - especially when it comes to the environments - may not be for everyone. If that’s you, and you prefer the more muted colour palette of Civilization V, then today you are in luck.
The University of Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk does serious research on preventing the end of the world. For its latest project, the Centre wanted to highlight the risk that unrestrained artificial intelligence poses to civilisation. To do that, it's released a free mod that turns the video game Civilization V into a race to stop Skynet.
Early last year, something beautiful happened: a single game of Civ 6 was started up, with 61 civs all controlled by the AI, then left to run. It was chaos, there was bloodshed, but sadly, it all kinda fell apart thanks to technical woes. Not to matter! It's starting up again, and for curious spectators looks a lot better.
Civilization Battle Royale MK II is a huge ongoing simulation, with 61 AI players on a giant Civ 5 map of Earth. We wrote about the project before, and seeing some current shots of the map, without the UI, just further proves how crazy it is.
It's 2016. Bearing this in mind, go play a shooter from 2010. Or a sports game. Or, well, anything else from 2010. Look how (relatively) basic it is! Notice how advances in game design and technology have rendered so many of these former classics obsolete. Now go and play Civilization V. I'll see you in six months. If we're lucky.
As I type this, a computer is simulating the biggest and most destructive conflict Civilization V has ever seen. Over 60 factions are currently waging war, and the world they're leaving in their wake is a...weird one.
Earlier this year, there was a giant, 42-player, AI-only game of Civilisation V going down. Wonder why we never heard anything more about it? Because it died. But that's OK. Now the same guy is going to run a game with over 60 players.
After some technical woes, the enormous 44-player, AI-only Civ V battle has resumed, and the rivers of the world are running red.
My pessimism was for naught. The giant 42-player, AI-only Civilization V game that had seemed doomed has in fact been saved, and the surviving Civs are free to resume soaking the dirt with the blood of their enemies.
When Peripatet was in Jordan visiting the ancient wonder of Petra, he had only one thing on his mind: dragging along a laptop and a copy of Civilisation V, and building the video game version of Petra in front of the real thing.