Sweepstakes: Your Favorite Civilization

By Jeff, Jan 24, 2008 7:48am PST

Sid Meier's Civilization is a long running PC classic currently being adapted for a new multiplatform style, and the progenitor of its own genre. One of the notable features of these games was picking your favorite civilization, be it for its leader, its cultural strengths, its special units, or just just the way they happen to talk. Well, we thought maybe we could have a little contest around here courtesy of a certain wonderful community manager over at 2K Games.

Shackers, tell us of your favorite real or fictional civilization. Give a short description of the civilization, who the leader is and their traits, and what is their favored military unit and building. You can see examples from Civilization 4 at CivFanatics. No more than a paragraph or two per element please.

Up for grabs will be a Civilization Revolution Xbox 360 faceplate and one of these BioShock t-shirts which we have both men's large and women's medium sizes. Four winners will be chosen randomly from the submissions, so no one should feel any intimidation by participating. Entries will be accepted until Monday, January 28th at midnight CST.

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  • I've always preferred Alpha Centauri to the regular Civilization games, so I'm using a faction from there instead.

    Faction: The University
    Attributes: Scientific (+2 Tech), Academic (-2 Probe)
    Building: Network Node (Increases research!)
    Unit: Drop Clean Shard Squad. When these babies start dropping from orbit all around your bases, you know you're in trouble. Since they have Clean Reactors, the University never has to worry about social unrest!
    Description: The University, lead by Provost Zhakarov, seeks better living through advanced technology. The pursuit of knowledge is placed before all else, including, at times, ethical codes. If left alone, they can quickly acquire an insane lead in research as they build their technological utopia. Unfortunately, their belief in the free flow of information and their academic origins reduces their internal security, making the University vulnerable to Probe Team attack. Until they build The Hunter-Seeker Algorithm, that is.