At last, Sid Meier readies Civilization World social game for Facebook

Sid Meier’s Civilization World is finally close to coming out of an insane development cycle. Sid Meier, the acclaimed game developer at Firaxis and creator of the  Civilization strategy game series, has been working on the Facebook version of the game for more than 20 months. It will be interesting to see if it is worth the wait, since the addictive game play of Civilization and the time-wasting nature of Facebook seem like they’re a really good match.

With latest accolade, the future is Bing Gordon’s game (exclusive interview)

Few outside of the video-game industry have likely heard of Bing Gordon. But the game pioneer now wields major influence over the future of the Internet, with board seats on companies from to Zynga. Today is a day that Gordon’s fame may spread wider: he has been named the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, a prestigious video-game association.