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Civilization: Call to Power (Linux)

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Description

Civilization: Call to Power is a turn-based empire building game. The players start a civilization in the stone age and lead them to the future through science, diplomacy, war, trade, and other actions. Eventually, the player will be building colonies in space and cities in the ocean if the player can survive.

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Civilization: Call to Power Linux Just Starting (Linux)
Civilization: Call to Power Linux The Great Library (Linux)
Civilization: Call to Power Linux Early Rome (Linux)
Civilization: Call to Power Linux Ice Covered Mountains (Linux)

Alternate Titles

  • "文明帝國:權傾天下" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "CTP" -- Popular acronym

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Trivia

Civilization title

Call to Power is not related to Sid Meier's Civilization in any way. It is made by a completely different development team, and the only reason it shares a name is because it is based on the Avalon Hill board game Civilization. Trademark lawsuits related to MicroProse's franchise allowed one game based on the board game to be made with the Civilization name, and any sequel must drop the title. The similar gameplay is more coincidental than anything, though it may have been inspired by Sid Meier's Civilization.

Sales

In 1999, Civilization: Call to Power won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Awards

  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
    • 1999 - Gold Award
Information also contributed by Xoleras and Zack Green
Brian Hirt (10014) added Civilization: Call to Power (Linux) on Oct 30, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10014) and Corn Popper (69753)