A few days ago, a thread on Reddit
revolving around a tense Civilization 2
match received quite a bit of attention. Within the thread, user Lycerius detailed a scenario within the game that has been in play for about ten years. The American, Viking, and Celtic nations in his decade long battle remain locked in a 1700-year-long war, fighting over what little resources remain following years of nuclear carnage; in-game the year is 3991 AD. Now Civilization's mastermind, Sid Meier, has weighed-in on the nearly two thousand (in-game) year conflict.
"My first thought was, 'Wow! I can't believe anyone has been playing Civ II
for that long,'" Sid Meier told The Associated Press (via Yahoo
) in an interview. "It's been more than 15 years since we released that game, and I don't think any of us expected a decade-long game would come out of it. It would be amazing if we could come back in 2025 and find out if someone's had a 10-year game of Civ V
We note, for future generations, not to look to the global landscape in Lycerius' Civilization 2
match for hints into our own destiny. It's just a game. We wouldn't want this intense match to become the Mayan calendar
equivalent for our family in the far-flung future.