NEW YORK (AP) - Long before "FarmVille," there was
"Civilization," a video game in which players build a civilized
world over thousands of years. Now, the game is coming to Facebook
as "Civ World."
Launching Wednesday, "Civ World" is a lighter, more social
version of the classic game. In the Facebook adaptation, players
cooperate to build cities and engage in diplomacy, scientific
discovery and economics.
Like "FarmVille" and other Facebook games, "Civ World" is
free to play. It makes money by selling virtual items - such as
armies and weapons that can help players advance. But to level the
playing field, "Civ World" limits how much money players can
spend each day. The game's designer, Sid Meier, says that makes the game enjoyable even when players don't spend anything.