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More Than This World: A Design Retrospective on Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth


The Sid Meier's Civilization series of strategy games have successfully captured the spirit of leading a people to build an empire that stands the test of time. In Civilization: Beyond Earth, we were asked to take Civ from its traditional, historical setting into a possible future for humanity on an alien planet. The primary design challenge was to maintain the essential elements of Civ which account for its popularity and high engagement, and apply them to a new setting in an unknown future.

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  • David McDonough
  • Firaxis Games
  • Will Miller
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