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RE: Steam key Giveaway (Galactic Civilizations 3)

in #contest2 years ago

Well, I'm seeing this a bit late, I suppose, but Galactic Civilizations!?!

My goodness. My little heart when pit-a-pat when I saw that in @peopleofthenight's post.

When I was 23 I met the woman who would become my wife. A year later she went to Vienna to study German, because I had done it a few years before I met her, and I had loved it and she loved hearing about it. She did it, and loved it, but we both missed each other very much. So we scheduled these chats online, her 9 hours later, though. We'd talk in her afternoons right after her classes sometimes, so I had to stay up pretty late to make those. What kept me up? GalCiv. It was everything I wanted it to be. It was the idea of space travel, which I had dreamed of my whole life, without the fighting... well some of the fighting, but more of the actual building and imagining what these worlds could be ... it was hope... and then it was chatting. But the game was about so much more than the game to me. It was something that could consume me fully while I anticipated these reunions that meant so much. I confess, I also used it to fend of jet lag, playing it when I woke up early and waited for her to wake up (because I went to visit at the end of her semester). And then we decided to live together, and it's ability to consume me entirely helped us develop a routine whereby she got "me time" that I didn't seem to need. :P

And now we have a baby. I still play galciv from time to time on Steam, but it's lost some luster since I got spoiled by the graphics and gameplay of more modern games... like Civ 4... I'm still a bit behind the times.


Ah, yes the original was one of my first 4X games after the legendary Master of Orion, and what an amazing story. GalCiv was obviously a really defining part of your relationship!

Congratulations on the baby, I also have 2 kids (one is still a bit baby) and finding gaming time is difficult. But these sort of turn-based long stretch games are perfect for the new father. Easy to save at any point and with no hurry about the development of the game, it is great for the 10 or 20 minutes that you might be able to snatch for yourself!

The Civ games, I play a bit of, but somehow the lure of a Space setting is just so much more epic! If you haven't already, I highly recommend Stellaris and also Endless Space 2, also Distant Worlds: Universe if you are interested in these sorts of games!

I am interested in those sorts of games! I'll have to check them out once he moves into his own room. Right now he naps in the room that has the gaming computer, so I'm only playing stuff on the laptop ;)

Our new baby has taken over the study, which used to be my room. I've moved my computer to the attic, temporarily for new couple of years...

Is your attic a comfortable place?

It's pretty comfy, it's a relatively large one, but it gets pretty hot in the warmer months.

That sounds like a good excuse to eat popsicles.

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