Gaming, HCI, Psychology, Simulations, Usability

Simplification: A Review of Civilization V

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The latest release in the Civilization series has many improvements, from beautiful new graphics to redesigned gameplay. Many features in Civilization IV have been streamlined or eliminated, in favor of a simplified playing experience that will attract new players to the game. Having studied Civilization IV extensively (most of our publications are based upon research

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Collaboration, Gaming, HCI, Psychology, Simulations, Usability

GDC: Sid Meier’s Lessons On Gamer Psychology


Sid Meier is known as the mastermind behind some of the most respected and influential video games of all time, such as Civilization, Railroad Tycoon and Pirates. But in his pursuit of conveying a realistic experience for players, he says his logical mind wasn’t taking into account enough what was going on in players’ heads.

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