God, game resurrection from nowhere. As I was browsing SMART update at work, I decided to check in the games section just to see what was around.
Turns out that Sid has been plotting to remake Colonization with the Civilization 4 engine. In fact, it’s being released this year. The news is from the Colonization Fans page, and it’s good news indeed. I always felt Civilization lacked the human element, where population itself had only so many people by so many work units by so many skills. 1701 AD answers a lot of that, but for people who want a deeper military sim, Colonization may scratch the itch. It’s also free.