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This is the first game in the Civilization series. For other games in the series see the Civilization category.

Box artwork for Civilization.
Developer(s)MicroProse Software
Publisher(s)MicroProse Software
Year released1991
System(s)DOS, Windows, macOS, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, SNES, N-Gage
Followed byCivilization II
Genre(s)Turn-based strategy
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)ESRB Kids to Adults
Developer(s)MicroProse Software
Publisher(s)MicroProse Software
Year released1995
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Sid Meier's Civilization is a turn-based strategy computer game created by Sid Meier for MicroProse in 1991. The game's objective is " build an empire that would stand the test of time". The game begins in 4000 BC, and the players attempt to expand and develop their empires through the ages until modern and near-future times. It is also known simply as Civilization, or abbreviated to Civ or Civ I.


CivNet is an updated version of the original Civilization, ported to Windows and with added multiplayer support. Gameplay did not change from the original, but two new features were included.

  • King Builder allows the player to create a visual representation of his/her alter ego.
  • Map Editor a map editor was included so that the player could design their own maps.

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