Video game technology is improving quickly. Processors are becoming much faster, and so are the games. This has not always been the case with turn-based strategy games, which were always thought to be a bit slower, and maybe less exciting. They were reminiscent of the board games with dice and individual pieces, but the newer turn-based strategy games require more reflex action and less time spent in thinking, and now they are even more interactive.
One of the best turn-based games is the “Civilization” series, created by Firaxis in Baltimore. Sid Meier, creative director says that the emphasis of the game is testing the mind of the gamer to create strategies.
The main objective of Civ as it is called is to grow your empire faster than anyone else. You need to develop your civilization which includes the military and sciences departments, so that you can advance to more weaponry and more advanced technology. The civilization with the most advanced technology, overpowers other civilizations, and takes over the world. But wait, there are a few wrinkles thrown in to make the game even more interesting. An unanswered question remains. Will the new civilization rule with peace and harmony, or will they be ostracized?