RE: Steam key Giveaway (Galactic Civilizations 3)
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.