Civilization IV Summary
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Lead designer Soren Johnson of Civilization 4 is now co-founder of indie Mohawk Games and they've just announced their first project. It's a real-time strategy based on economics called Offworld Trading Company.
Money "is the heart" of the RTS, where we sell excess resources and then buy low on what we need. Trade prices and stock fluctuate all in real-time.
Borderlands, Civilization III and Civilization IV will all migrate their multiplayer over to Steamworks after the closure of GameSpy's extensive server lists.
By the end of next month the matchmaking services of GameSpy, and that means a number of PC titles won't function properly or at all online. Exactly how far-reaching is the GameSpy service?
Reddit has put together a doomsday list that includes the likes of Halo, Star Wars: Battlefront, Stronghold, the Battlefield series, Crysis, Tom Clancy titles and Quake.
With some help from Stardock, Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson has founded a new indie studio Mohawk Games. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell and Dorian Newcomb, the art designer for Civilization V, will also be involved as studio president and art director respectively.