Interview with Civ IV Producer

Civ IV ScreenshotIGN has posted an interview with Civilization IV's producer Barry Caudill, who provides more detail on the what's changed since the last Civilization title

  • 3D engine

  • still covers the 4000 BC to 2050 AD timeframe

  • revamped movement and combat mechanics

  • animated, dynamic landscapes (moving cows, flowing rivers)

  • 18 civilizations

  • better AI

  • additional resources for trade

  • new "religion" system for theocratic governments

  • addition of the touchy (but historically accurate) topics of slavery and emancipation

  • elimination of terrorism options (poisoning a city's water supply has become a taboo topic since the last Civ game)

  • the most moddable version of Civilization ever

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.