This history lesson needs more video games

Educational version of Civilisation set to land next year

History lessons are about to get a whole lot more interesting.  

Eurogamer reports Civilization V developer Firaxis is working with to bring CivilizationEDU — an educational version of Civilisation V — to high schools by Q3 2017. 

The modified game, said to boast a new engine to capture progress, will bring “the opportunity to think critically and create historical events, consider and evaluate the geographical ramifications of their economic and technological decisions, and engage in systems thinking and experiment with the causal/correlative relationships between military, technology, political and socioeconomic development”. 

Creator Sid Meier said: “For the past 25 years, we’ve found that one of the fun secrets of Civilization is learning while you play. Civilization players find fun in discovering new civilizations, running into famous historical leaders, and charting their own version of human history.

“Along the way, players learn valuable lessons from their success and failures and are able to try again, employing different choices and strategies. We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with GlassLab and I am excited to see CivilizationEDU in classrooms next year.”

For the final time… HAPPY FRIDAY! <3 (Yes, I’m devastated. Thanks for your overwhelming support and kind messages – gonna miss you guys).

Vikki Blake