Sid’s Revolution

Civilization Revolution is out! Sort of. Europeans have it, but – strangely enough – Americans still have to wait until July. CivRev is often incorrectly described as the first console version of Civ. However, a more important (and actually true) first is less often mentioned – CivRev is the first Civ since the original to be designed and programmed directly by Sid. Every line of game and AI code (and probably quite a bit more) inside the game was written by Sid himself, for all three versions: 360, PS3, and DS. CivRev is a rare chance nowadays to see one of our industry’s first great designers still making games the old-fashioned way.

Congratulations to the team at Firaxis; they did a great job of bringing the franchise to new platforms and, hopefully, to new audiences as well.

7 thoughts on “Sid’s Revolution

  1. How true is this? Sid basically wrote the entire meat of the game, ignoring the graphics engine and multiplayer shazzle, himself?

    I’m impressed! I’m suprised he still knows how to program. What was the last game he worked on a significant amount?

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  3. Wow, I didn’t know that. Impressive! I don’t own either of the two consoles, but I am looking forward to playing it on the DS. 🙂

  4. He wrote the lot? No team of programmers behind him?

    Well done Sid!

    BTW, I get my DS version soon. 😀

  5. Wow, amazing.
    He still knows/remembers how to code ?
    A M A Z I N G
    My dream, is to become a game designer/director so i wont write a single line of code on my entire life

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