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Sid Meier's Civilization World (called Civilization World or CivWorld for short) was a Facebook MMOG.

As in other games in the Civilization series, in each game the player progresses from the Stone Age to the Space Age. This time, however, each player is not a separate civilization, but instead each Civilization comprises various player Nations. It is the Civilizations, and not individual players, that compete in four categories: Culture, Economics, Domination and Technology.


By default, new players are not members of any civilization, and start out as independent Nations. In CivWorld, there are 16 civilizations available to the players:

The civilizations are the major competitors in the game, each of which can comprise more than one Nation (player). Once a player has founded a civilization, any other player can join it. For game balance reasons, the maximum number of players in a given civilization cannot be higher than 20% of total players in the game. If a civilization is full, you need to find another one to join.

Independent players cannot be attacked, but they also cannot unlock most of the achievements nor have access to Civics and Wonders. A player can leave a civilization and become independent again, free to join another one.


The game is divided into a number of Eras:

  1. Ancient Era
  2. Historic Era
  3. Classical Era
  4. Imperial Era
  5. Dark Ages Era
  6. Medieval Era
  7. Middle Ages Era
  8. Renaissance Era
  9. Baroque Era
  10. Enlightenment Era
  11. Exploration Era
  12. Nationalist Era
  13. Colonial Era
  14. Independence Era
  15. Industrial Era
  16. Depression Era
  17. Atomic Era
  18. Global Era
  19. Digital Era
  20. Space Era
  21. Galactic Era

Civilization Network[]

CivWorld was originally known as Civilization Network in February 2010:

Civilization Network is an online multiplayer game (MMOG) developed by acclaimed game developer Sid Meier and Firaxis, set to launch in 2010 on Facebook. Game development is still in progress and there are rumours of an open beta testing of the game.[1] According to, the first version "isn't expected to hit until sometime in June 2010".[2]

Civilization Network will be the latest contribution to the Civilization game series, which began with the first game released in 1991.

In the initial announcement on Facebook, Sid Meier said:[3]

Civilization Network will allow you to join together with your friends to create the world’s most powerful, richest, smartest, or just plain coolest civilization. You can coordinate your strategy to win great battles, share your technology to jump ahead of your rivals, lobby your family and friends to form your own government and win vital elections, manage and grow your cities to maximize production and happiness, spy on your enemies, and work with your friends to create the great Wonders of the World. The game will offer everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment - you can play as much as you like, whenever you like, and it’ll be free to play."

Games on Facebook are usually financed by advertisements and players who pay for extra credits or energy units. Whether Civilization Network will use either of those methods to make a profit has not yet been announced.


On February 28, 2013, it was announced that May 29, 2013 would be the last day of play for CivWorld.[4] The game's servers shut down on that day, and it has since been replaced by the iOS version of Civilization Revolution. A (broken) link to the wiki that used to be associated with the game is still shown on Facebook for former players.




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