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Civilization World public beta launches

Civilization madness spreads to Facebook as the long-in-development Civilization World has launched its public beta on the popular social media website.

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The long-awaited, web-based version of the critically and commercially successful Civilization franchise is now available in a public beta beginning today. Sid Meier's Civilization World takes the franchise to the 'free to play' realm on the growing platform of Facebook social gaming.

The social version of the Civilization strategy franchise was first announced in 2009 under the name Civilization Network, before being renamed Civilization World in early 2011.

The game borrows various elements from other games in the Civilization franchise, including a cartoonish graphic style reminiscent of 2008's console title Civilization Revolution. According to legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization World will offer "everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment - you can play as much as you like, whenever you like, and it’ll be free to play."

A free to play, never-ending stream of Civilization? This does not bode well for our productivity at work. Visit the Civ World Facebook page for more details.

From The Chatty

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    July 6, 2011 6:14 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Civilization World open beta launches.

    Civilization madness spreads to Facebook as the long-in-development Civilization World has launched its public beta on the popular social media website.

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      July 6, 2011 6:58 PM

      Civilization Madness... Is that like Space Madness?

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        July 6, 2011 7:46 PM

        Nah, I think its a mutation of Pac-Man Fever.

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      July 6, 2011 7:03 PM

      I'm scared to try this. The last thing I need is to get hooked playing damn CIV on facebook.

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      July 6, 2011 7:49 PM

      i was in the alpha, got bored of it fast.
      Extremely simple and games would end so fast, its fun for a bit but then it feels like a chore.

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      July 6, 2011 7:50 PM

      Would try this but dont want to give it permission post on my wall :(

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        July 6, 2011 8:33 PM

        you can turn that off in Privacy Settings > Apps & Websites (Edit Your Settings > Apps You Use (Edit Settings button) > Civ World (Edit Settings button) > Allow Post On Your Wall (Remove).

        Phew!

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          July 7, 2011 11:59 AM

          I'm also a little interested to try this but need to be sure it won't start scribbling on my wall or any of my friend's walls or anything even remotely close to updating my facebook friends with game related junk.

          Over half of the "friends" I have there aren't people I want to talk to or update my status or "like this" or that, I just use it as a tool to get in touch with old friends that I lost contact with and haven't seen in many years. I have never posted on anyone's wall or even responded to anyone writing on my wall and the last thing I want is some spam being sent to these facebook friends to invite them to join me in this.

          I am wondering if it's better to just make a separate new facebook account for this.

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            July 7, 2011 12:09 PM

            CivWorld is actually pretty good about that. The only time it asks you if you want to post stuff to your wall is when you unlock an achievement. You don't have to do any spamming to "recruit players" or anything to get more "turns" like I understand Zynga games do. I wouldn't worry about making another account for it.

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      July 7, 2011 4:52 AM

      I'd give it a shot, but I don't have a facebook account.

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      July 7, 2011 5:32 AM

      ive been digging it

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        July 7, 2011 5:53 AM

        making me want to check out the game actually

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          July 7, 2011 10:20 AM

          update, i suck but am still enjoying it

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      July 7, 2011 10:02 AM

      Not on Google+. Pre-order cancelled.

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      July 7, 2011 11:07 AM

      Am I doing it wrong? Keep getting the message "there was no response from game server" on the first splash screen.