For the benefit those of you who are not avid players of 4X turn-based strategy computer games, Sid Meier is the evil genius behind the Civilization game series--quite possibly the most addictive set of games in history. I have wasted untold hours I should have spent on professional development playing one version of Civ after another. I've been up hours past my bedtime more nights than I can count playing "just one more turn."
Civilization is going to space. The next game in Sid Meier's iconic turn-based strategy series will take place on an alien planet, where you'll explore, colonize, and fight other factions as you attempt to navigate uncharted sci-fi territory. ...
"This is, for the whole team, just an amazing thrill to be able to cast off the shackles of historic context and work on something amazing like this," Shirk said. "Because it's been a while since Firaxis has gone into space, outside of XCOM. So just to go through the whole process, watch the designers go through the whole process, has been amazing."'
Science fiction and Civilization. Boy, it's a good thing I've got tenure.