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If you like any of the Civilization games, this game is a great mobile version of that. Great graphics, fun gameplay, multiplayer, local pass and play, and great strategy which adds replay-ability.
Got my wife, brother, and best friend playing it, it's fun!
Hey. Developer here, yes the game is old, it will be 3 years in February. I've been struggling to come up with a new game, but just have a few failed prototypes. I did a small update over the weekend, as I wanted to add a new character I had been sitting on for quite a while and wanted to improve the controls some more, as well as do a little Christmas theme for it.
I do apologize for the ads and IAPs, but it's what keeps me from finding a real job and makes it possible for me to to make another game.
p.s my favourite mobile game is Polytopia if you haven't already, get that game!
I've been playing The Battle of Polytopia Super fun game, it's kinda like Civilization but more built around being able to be played on Android, I prefer it over Civ Rev 2. Also, Solitairica It fulfills my want for an adventure and card game, I would definitely recommend it if you like solitaire or card games in general.
Battle of Polytopia is my current obsession. It's like a mixture of Advance Wars and Civilization. There are no obnoxious ads but you do have to put down at least $.99 (super cheap) to play multiplayer. Single player is free and comes with around 5 tribes to choose from.
I am addicted to Polytopia
. Free on Android, it is literally a teeny tiny Civilization game. No pay to win, (Paying just unlocks new tribes which is just cosmetic). Each match lasts 20-40 min. real time, no idler mechanic nonsense.
It's been mentioned a lot before but Polytopia has been scratching a nice strategy-game itch I've had for a while. Almost like a mini Civ or AoE. It's pretty short and simple but it's nice, good graphics and pleasant sounds, really has me hooked from the start. It's satisfying to pop in and defeat an empire or two for a quick ego boost. ;) Definitely give it a go!
Dungeon Boss is another decent one I've found. Games like this have been done plenty of times before but this is a great example of the genre, a well polished but simple turn based strategy RPG, good graphics and lots of heroes to collect. PvP too which is actually pretty great!
I have been playing quite a bit of Polytopia lately. It's great fun, but I can tell it will get repetitive soon. I have bought a few of the different clans and don't regret the money spent at all.
I have also been playing a bit of Gunhouse because its bat shit crazy and very charming.
Edit: added links
I've been playing Monster Hunter World on my PC. It's cool, I'm about 30 hours in and already reached high-rank. The game is massively easier and much simpler than previous entries, but the loop is still addictive and the world is still surprising my with its design and scale. Now all my friends are playing Generations Ultimate though, which looks to be far better in general.
On mobile I've been totally addicted to The Battle of Polytopia which has become an absolute killer app for me. It's a surface-simple turn-based strategy that I just can't pull myself away from! Check it out: [link]
If you want a light mobile 4X with a simple interface that works great with a phone, I really like Battle of Polytopia. Plus it's free
I loved playing Battle of Polytopia when I was in hospital - quite good turn-based strategy game that is available for free and can be played against the CPU or other people (local for free, online is paid). Will definitely be fun for the first rounds until you get the hang of it and it gets easier.
I think that matters if there's a cost of entry for the title. I'm okay with free and paying to remove ads, but designing a game with obvious grind or RNG mechanics, with paid bypasses (or worse, just chances to bypass) are things that are terrible for all parties except those aiming to profit.
The best mobile game I've enjoyed is The Battle of Polytopia (on iPad, too). Free to try, with extra factions costing $1~$3. Each additional faction not only adds variety but you can increase the number of total factions on the map. It's great trade off and I've spent loads of hours playing it.
Summoners War is the only game that I've played and not felt completely overrun with special packs, but that, too, got bad after a year of play and hitting a grind wall. Pokemon Go is my only real F2P app, but that's more something to do while walking to places.
Edit: I've played the most popular "Clash of" titles, and those are just obvious "cash to compete" titles, so I bounced out quickly. Coworkers were sinking hundreds a month to "keep up".
Give The Battle of Polytopia a try. It's like a simplistic CIV game. It's a 4X game that feels very balanced and polished. It is free with IAP, but you don't have to buy any to have a great time. Don't let the looks fool you, it really is fun with good animations, sound, and mechanics.
The Battle For Polytopia is a great little turn-based civilisation builder, I played it with my boyfriend for a few hours at the airport when we travelled last month. [link]
C'est terrible, j'ai trouvé un bon 4X pour Android.
Ma productivité est à son plus bas : je vais me brosser les dents ? Oh, je peux bien me faire un petit tour pendant le brossage avec l'autre main. Résultat : brossage de dents = 10 minutes. Je vais déposer des amis à la piscine ? Oh, c'est une bonne occasion pour faire 2-3 tours. Résultat = 30 minutes.
Bref, si vous aussi vous voulez perdre votre vie, c'est là. Vous attendez pas à la profondeur de Civ6, mais c'est quand même très bien fait.
Attualmente il mio giochino del momento è Polytopia. Praticamente un Civilization ripensato per il mobile, difficile il giusto e molto carino.
Currently I'm playing The Battle of Polytopia ([link]). It's round based (nice if you have to fill in involuntary breaks while compiling) and ok. I'd like to have a fresher civilization though, it's a bit simple.
The Battle of Polytopia. It's turn-based strategy compressed down to the absolute minimum, yet it's insanely polished, enjoyable and addictive. Polytopia has a very clear UI, an easy to learn, hard to master gameplay loop, pleasant art, a remarkably well thought out tech tree and some of the best random map generation I've ever seen.
The base game is free, larger maps and more tribes cost money. There are no other microtransactions - you pay for each new tribe (with different starting tech and art, but there are also special tribes that play radically different) and the more tribes you have purchased, the larger maps can be (and larger maps can house more players, of course). As soon as you have purchased one tribe, online multiplayer gets unlocked, but offline multiplayer (labeled "Pass & Play" in the game), the kind you are looking for, is free for everyone.
What surprised me the most about this game is for how long I've been playing it: Several years now, almost every day for a few minutes, which is quite remarkable. There is no other game I've played this much over the course of several decades of gaming.
I got a lot a miles out of a civilization like game called Polytopia. It is a turn based game, so interruptions are ok. And you can listen to something else, like music, podcasts, or audiobooks to pass the time too.
Pas du tout, voici le lien. Gratuit, 4 tribus dedans, et ensuite il faut payer pour les autres tribus. Ce qui laisse le temps de se faire la main sur une version gratuite, et permet de récompenser le super boulot réalisé si jamais on accroche au jeu. Pour un prix tout à fait raisonnable (5-6 tribus à 1€, 2-3 autres entre 2 et 3€). En aucun cas un pay to win d'ailleurs, une des tribus gratuites est une, si ce n'est la meilleure du jeu, et les 3 autres sont largement viables en pve comme en multi.
Polytopia - r/Polytopia
Gladiabots - r/Gladiabots
Someone is probably just going to direct you over to r/AndroidGaming.
I suppose it depends on what type of game you like. A nice little time waster is Polytopia
The Battle of Polytopia: It's Civilization condensed down to its absolute minimum, but there is still a remarkable amount of depth hidden beneath a layer of minimalism and purposeful simplicity. I've been playing it for more than a year now, almost every day. The base game is free (and will keep you busy for days at the very least), but you can purchase more tribes, with each additional tribe unlocking a larger map size with more enemy tribes. There are two modes: One with a turn limit and one without. Each tribe has one technology unlocked from your start (which influences your early game strategy) and different looking units and music, as well as different starting biomes, but all tribes are identical apart from that, except for the Aquarions, which have a few unique units (and cost money). There's a large tech tree and outstanding procedurally generated maps, with each feeling absolutely unique.
Nice low-poly look, excellent balancing, extremely addicting gameplay. It's singleplayer and local multiplayer only. The only real issue with it I have is performance: It's very RAM-hungry and tends to run slow and unstable during longer matches on large maps, even on powerful devices. However, since the game saves after each turn, you never really lose any progress.
Recently started playing Battle of Polytopia. It's free, although it does have IAP for extra armies. The IAPs are definitely not needed.
I've been playing it on my commute to and from work and it's quite enjoyable.
Its currently in beta but I've played it with 0 issues, the 30 turn mode is good for a quick game to scratch that civ itch.
Android games aren't normally mentioned here, but The Battle of Polytopia, or Polytopia for short is worth considering. It's a civ-lite game on mobile, accessible to pretty much almost anyone, and I believe only requires 1 ingame purchase of a civilisation to enable multiplayer? (Can't remember if that's correct, you're gonna have to check.)
I would say the only issues with it is that is not as broad as PC 4X games, victory conditions are limited to Domination or highest scoring player within a set number of turns. But it is mobile, quick and accessible, good for those who would like to play a substantial game on mobile, while not being a total time sink. Free to play too, so all are welcome to try it out before considering making purchases for other Civs that have different units/ buildings, and their newer Civs even have different ways of expanding their empire etc.
Polytopia on Android has been a bit of fun. It's all about destroying opponents in the map, but if you put the difficulty to easy, you can just focus on really simple resource management and just placing stuff around.
Not exactly what you're looking for, but you might find it playable. [link]
The Battle of Polytopia
The Battle of Polytopia: [link]
Exiled Kingdoms: [link]
I'll second this. It's one of 3 games that has successfully gotten me to part with money on android. (I'm still holding out on buying that 1 expensive civ though)
The rebuild series might be worth looking into as well. Well made games Rebuild 3 I think is the latest, it's a must install whenever I switch phones.
Not a space sim, but a lone island sim. Might still be interesting:
Linkme: Tinker Island
edit: Battle of Polytopia might be more fitting.
Battle of Polytopia - A Civilization Strategy Game | 4.5 ⭐️ | Free with IAP | 78MB | ▶️
> “Pocket Gamer - Mobile game of the year” The Battle of Polytopia is an award winning unique turn based civilization strategy game about controlling the map, fighting enemy tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. ...
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The Battle of Polytopia is an award winning unique turn based civilization strategy game about controlling the map, fighting enemy tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. You take on the role as the ruler of a tribe and attempt to build a civilization in a turn based strategy competition with the other tribes. It can be played offline line. Perfect for traveling.
Free, no ads, cheap IAP, it's a pretty good game if you're into strategy games.. (see r/Polytopia for more)
Fallout Shelter is one that comes to mind.
Polytopia is more of a strategic game with upgrades to the base only, might wanna check that out.
Was this game, in anyway similar to Battle of Polytopia?
If yes then which parts were similar?
And do you remember anything else about the game?
Battle of Polytopia c'est très cool ! C'est un mini civilisation-like, mais en gardant une complexité très agréable =) Le jeu est gratuit, et s'il t'a plu tu peux payer pour avoir quelques races jouables supplémentaires afin de varier le plaisir.
I think I was playing sth similar - Battle of Polytopia. I liked the gameplay, but in the long run, the AI was not much of a challenge. Here also most of the focus was on the war.
Why not Battle of Polytopia (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.midjiwan.polytopia)? Hexonia seems more "money-demanding" to me.
That hyperbolic stuff looks interesting (and trippy) but I don't want another addiction so I'll pass jaja I love strategy games, my favorite is still Civ Rev 1, a close second
Polytopia. It's like a barebones Civ, and the free version is not too bad though I did buy some other civs in it.
Polytopia - a simple 4x game, cute graphics, fun gameplay, only microtransactions available being the option to unlock a few new civilizations
What do you mean by "but still?" Do you mean you don't mind pay2win if nothing you want exists, or that you still want to ask even if it might not exist?
The only premium strategy game I can name is Polytopia.
No idea how no one has said this, but Polytopia. It's a 4X game (think Sid Meyer's Civilization) with a lot of replayability, and it's easily better than Civilization Revolution (1 or 2)
I'm still not sure what exactly you asked. My first comment was: " I'm not sure about what you mean by 'texture.' But the image in the post is from here:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.midjiwan.polytopia."
I'm not sure about what you mean by "texture." But the image in the post is from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.midjiwan.polytopia
The Battle of Polytopia for Android.
A very straightforward game. Android version is free to play with a few tribes to start off, and you can buy extra tribes to use and fight against for small fees.
I think they're releasing a desktop version, too.
Android apps work well on the Pixel Slate. Not perfectly, but very well.
Since people are going to ask about the 'not perfectly' statement, some (a pretty small number, actually) Android games are laggy. I'm unsure whether they for some reason don't have hardware GPU acceleration, if maybe they're only compiled for ARM so the Pixel Slate has to use something like qemu, or if they're just entirely unoptimized on x86, but there are a few. The Battle of Polytopia. No clue what's different between it and, say, Osmos or Plague Ink (both of which are flawless).
Lien store: [link]
~~Lien store: [link] (3.39€)~~
EDIT: Ça marche mieux avec le bon lien --"
Well, my latest mobile game is actually fucking dope: the battle for Polytopia. Or, as I like to call it: Civ while pooping.
If you need to waste a lot of time (e.g. during travel), The Battle of Polytopia would be my first suggestion. It's a turn based empire builder, Civilization reduced to its absolute minimal form. It looks good, the randomly generated maps are different every time and at least on the highest difficulty, computer opponents can be quite vicious every once in a while. The microtransaction model is very fair: If you want more tribes (which differ in their appearance, their starting technology and two of them have unique gameplay), you can unlock them for a small purchase each. With more tribes, you can play on larger maps. The game has recently received online multiplayer (in addition to local), which is irrelevant to you, but just so you know, it's unlocked by purchasing a single tribe.
I've played this title for more than one and a half years now, almost every day. It's my most played game, not just on Android, but in general. There's just enough depth to make it engaging, but it's core gameplay (conquer cities, research technology, train units) with its rock-paper-scissors balancing is so simple that you can play it quite well even if you're tired or exhausted.
Polytopia, a really cool turn by turn strategy game
I can spend hours on it
No ads, free with in-game purchases (NOT necessary)
Also on the app store I guess but I don't have a link
Battle of Polytopia local multiplayer up to 4 players is completely free. Very easy game to learn with really cute graphics.
If you are interested in some app driven print and play there is:
The Battle of polytopia ? Le jeu de stratégie a tour par tour ? Parce que j'aurais pu être chaud mais faut payer pour le mode en ligne et ça fait chier :(
battle of polytopia
for android and ios
best game ever
The Battle of Polytopia. This game has abducted me, thrown me in a cellar and thrown away the keys. It's a remarkably polished turn based strategy game (you can pause at any time), simple enough to be easy to understand and complex enough to fascinate for months. I installed it near the end of 2016 and so far, I've played it almost every day. Its basic gameplay cycle of exploration, conquering, research and upgrades is just perfect. The free version comes with only a few tribes and relatively small maps, but you can purchase more tribes, each of them slightly different, if you like the gameplay, which allows you to choose larger map sizes with more opponents. In total, this is not cheap (around 14 bucks or so), but considering the hundreds of hours I've gotten out of this game, it's alright and there are no other types of microtransactions. If you're fine with the initial selection of tribes and map sizes, you don't need to purchase more tribes.
I like the minimalist presentation, competent AI, vicious computer enemies who (at least at the highest difficulty) mercilessly exploit weak spots in your defense. Admittedly, after more than a year I can usually even recover from losing most of my cities against a combined assault from all sites, but it's still thrilling, still interesting and the endlessly randomly generated maps are never uninteresting, with each of them requiring a different approach. Polytopia is perhaps the simplest a 4X game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) can be, making it a perfect mobile game.
There are technical issues, mind you. At least on my middle of the road phone with just 2GB of RAM, it does tend to stutter on the largest maps if there's a lot going on and the app can and does crash, but in never loses more than the current (always pretty short) turn, allowing you to seamlessly continue playing.
Battle of Polytopia is really excellent. Simple but engaging, nothing else quite like it.
Check out The Battle of Polytopia on Android. It is a really awesome strategy game with some light tactics and light civ building with plenty of game there for free and very reasonable iap to unlock all the factions, not you typical mobile game trash.
J’aimerai bien un AoE sur smartphone. En ce moment, je joue à Polytopia (encore merci /u/FasterThanJack/ pour la recommandation et les heures de sommeil perdues) mais c’est pas au niveau de AoE.
or if you're willing to pay a little id recommend Out There: Ω Edition
have a safe flight either way! :)
The Battle of Polytopia. It's a turn based strategy game that is like a mellowed out civilization that takes less time to complete
Great civ like game, works wonderfully well on touch screen. Enough deep, but not overwhelming. The pixel art looks amazing.
> I'm looking more for a Civ 5 kinda game
The Battle of Polytopia may suit your needs (turn-based, tech research, though kinda short)
I didn't see the UPF but I know Ben has mentioned Polytopia a few times on the podcast.
The Battle for Polytopia
Polytopia is addictive
>What I am looking for
Sounds like we look for similar things in games.
>• Civilization (mobile)
• Polytopia. Civ-lite type of 4X game. Turn based. Free game with no ads and optional IAPs to play as slightly different civilizations. This is going to be the lightest of the 4X games I'll mention.
• Star Traders Empires. Space themed 4X game. Turn based. Full paid game with no ads and a couple optional IAPs to unlock some stuff faster. You unlock stuff just by playing, though. There's also a free demo version with an IAP to unlock full version. More in depth than Polytopia.
• Uciana. Space themed 4X game. Turn based. Full paid game with no ads and no IAPs. I found this to be a little more in depth than Star Traders Empires.
>• SimCity (PC)
• Pocket City. SimCity-lite type of city building game. Game pauses whenever you open a menu that covers the screen. Full paid game with no IAPs and no ads or a there's free version with a few less features and ads, but still no IAPs. You can import your cities from free to paid version using the built in cloud saving, if you want to try out the free version first.
>• Various tycoon games (both platforms)
• RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic. Port of the original RCT and RCT 2 games. Full paid game with no ads and three optional IAPs for three expansions.
• Fiz Brewery Management. Brewery themed tycoon game similar to the classic Kairosoft games. Full paid game with no ads and no IAPs.
• Game Dev Tycoon. Basically an updated version of the classic Kairosoft Game Dev Story game. Full paid game with no ads and no IAPs.
Then there's those Kairosoft classic games like:
• Game Dev Story also free demo.
• Dungeon Village also free demo.
• Epic Astro Story also free demo.
• Ninja Village also free demo.
and more, but stick to their paid games with no IAPs. The ones linked are all full, paid games, with no IAPs and no ads. The free demos are all time limited.
Here's a couple others that don't fit in with your categories, but maybe you'll enjoy.
• Age of Civilizations. Kind of similar to the boardgame Risk. Turn based. Full paid game with no ads and no IAPs. Also free "lite" version. There's also other versions with different maps.
• The Room series. Puzzle games. The experience I got from these reminded me of when I first played Myst, way back in the day. I don't recall the puzzles requiring any sort of rushing. There's four of these that can really be played in any order you want. Full games, no ads, no IAPs.
• Sorcery! series and 80 Days. "Interactive story/fiction" games, kind of like choose your own adventure type of things. Turn based combat in Sorcery. All of these are full games, no ads, no IAPs. You can replay these and try different things. There may be more replay in 80 Days, but there's also four Sorcery games where you can take your same character along or make a new one where that game begins.
• Out There. Combination of an interactive story/fiction and resource management game. Turn based and this is a HARD game with a learning curve. Get a different, randomly generated galaxy each play through and the game is hard enough that you'll see a lot of different galaxies. Full game, no ads, no IAPs.
• Framed. Puzzle game where the panels play out based on how you've arranged them. Most of the game you can play at whatever speed you want. Towards the end of the game there's a couple puzzles you have to time correctly. Full game, no ads, no IAPs. There's also a sequel if you like this game.
• Templar Battleforce. Turn based strategy, kind of WH40k themed. Some rpg elements like where you choose your team, handle equipment, experience & leveling, and skill trees. Full game, no ads, no IAPs. Also has a free demo with no ads and an IAP to unlock full version.
• Guild of Dungeoneering. Combination of a couple game types: turn based strategy, deck building, rogue-lite, and a little base building. Start each dungeon with a small deck of attack and ability cards based on which character you selected. Then build out a somewhat randomly generated dungeon and collect new cards for your deck. Combat is turn based where you select which attack or ability card to use. Between dungeons you build up a base, unlock improvements and new characters. Full game, no ads, no IAPs.
Battle of Polytopia is an awesome offline game.
Polytopia is a turn-based strategy. It's pretty fun.
If you haven't tried it yet, give Polytopia a shot. One of the better strategy games on mobile in the same vein as Civ.
Sunk hundreds of hours (all free) into this
The Battle of Polytopia.
Probably the closest one out there.
I liked this one
Des heures sur ce jeu! Et le tout en hors-ligne et sans déverser un sou.
Because it didn't work with Linkme: Battle of Polytopia.
Battle of Polytopia
was it the battle of polytopia? [link]
Polytopia sounds perfect for you.
check out polytopia.
The Battle of Polytopia - Google Play iOS A turn based strategy game/Civilization clone.
Skyforce Reloaded - Google Play iOS A top down shoot'em up with great visuals, similar to the retro arcade versions.
The Room I - Google Play iOS
The Room II - Google Play iOS
The Room III - Google Play iOS
The Room: Old Sins - Google Play iOS
Although I've only played the first 2, The Room series is an incredible and challening puzzle game with great visuals/atmosphere.
Give The Battle of Polytopia a go. Kinda a Civilisation Lite game, but no pushy F2P crap.
Polytopia, a super-light Civ-style game.
I've been obsessed with Polytopia lately.
wow this does look good and i was just about to go to sleep. d/l link here:
Battle of Polytopia - A Civilization Strategy Game | 4.4 rating | Free with IAP | 5,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
> “Pocket Gamer - Mobile game of the year”
The Battle of Polytopia is an award winning unique turn based civilization strategy game about controlling the map, fighting enemy tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. ...
Had some fun with Polytopia. Basically simplified verison of Civ on the phone.
The Battle of Polytopia - An Epic Civilization War - 4.4 rating - Free with IAP - Search manually
Magic Rampage - 4.7 rating - Free with IAP - Search manually
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tos ��️gamenya juga cuma polytopia pak, harusnya ga berat2 amat. itu stuck mulu pas new game
Battle of Polytopia!
I really like Battle for Polytopia it's a tad on the simple side, but it works really well on mobile.
What you are looking for is called asynchronous multiplayer.
Frozen Synapse is a favorite of mine. It's a cyberpunk tactical game about controlling a small squad of men and meticulously planning and simulating their every move before committing to a turn. It's absolutely fantastic. Great gameplay, excellent atmosphere and one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. Best thing about it: A second copy is included in every purchase, which you can send to one of your brothers. Ignore the sequel, it's unfortunately not nearly as good.
The Civilization series of turn-based strategy games has always been popular as a both single- and multiplayer experience. Civ II in particular has a significant fan base to this day, which led to the creation of a sophisticated open-source clone, Freeciv. It's entirely free (as the name implies) and offers the same kind of excellent depth and balancing the original is known for. You can even play it as a browser game. Even play by email is still supported. If you want to play Civilization 5 or 6 by email, there's a site enabling this.
In a similar vein, one very accessible and simplified, yet still enormously entertaining Civ clone is The Battle of Polytopia, currently only available for Android and iOS (a PC version is in the works however). It's turn-based strategy boiled down to the absolute bare essentials, yet thanks to varied, yet balanced tribes, outstanding map generation and near perfect controls, it's an absolute blast to play, in both single- and asynchronous multiplayer. I like the way this game's continued development is financed: The base game is free, with the only microtransactions being additional tribes. One purchase unlocks online multiplayer, the more tribes you have bought, the larger maps can be. I've been playing this game for years and am still not tired of it.
XCOM Enemy Unknown and its sequel XCOM 2 are revivals of the classic XCOM series of turn-based strategy games, about repelling an alien invasion. While primarily singleplayer titles, there are also online matches. While I never enjoyed these titles as much as the similar (but singleplayer-only) Xenonauts, they are definitely excellent and have amassed a significant fan base of both old players of the series and newcomers. The first game has also received a near flawless mobile port, with all of its features intact.
I agree with others. Make sure you have enough income to live on before making any large changes. Civ 5, or a game like it, even a simple one, is quite complex. If anything, you'll need your full time job to afford assets.
That being said, Unity works with C#. Unreal works with C++, a much more complicated (albeit robust and powerful) language. Unity is the best thing to work with for now. You can find assets on the Unity Asset store, even ones that are specific to what you're trying to accomplish. Since you're under-taking such a large task, I suggest starting with a simpler project. Try to make Pong. Then Tetris. Then a space game. Then a Top-down shooter, like a zombie survival game. Then an RTS. Put everything you can into those projects, learn as much as you can abstract from each one. Then you can start working on a game like Civ 5.
Check out this game to get a head start on your project.
Good luck mate!
Try this: [link]
Battle of polytopia
On Android and iOS, The Battle of Polytopia comes to mind. It's an extremely streamlined and elegant turn-based 4X game, a condensed Civilization. Raise armies, expand your kingdom, research, conquer and build. The base game is free, for multiplayer at least one tribe needs to be purchased. Having more tribes means that larger map sizes become unlocked. Apart from additional tribes, which mostly impact the look of the game and the starting technologies and units, there are no microtransactions. Multiplayer is cross-platform, allowing both Android and iOS users to play against each other (all you need to do is exchange player IDs) and since it's turn-based, coordinating between players is not necessary.
This game may seem simple at first, but it's incredibly addicting. It has an elegant UI, charming visuals, refined gameplay and the random maps provide replayability that goes far beyond anything I've ever seen on a mobile platform.
My second recommendation is a free version of Advanced Wars that can be played against each other online in a web browser:
This is a classic series of turn-based strategy games for various Nintendo systems. I would recommend playing at least the campaign of the first game before jumping online, as this game requires a good amount of experience to be played effectively. The entire series is unbelievably good, with outstanding unit design, balance and refinement and with this website, you can simply create a private game and battle each other. The only disadvantage of the website is the lack of music, sounds and animations - it's just the pure gameplay you'll find here.
Continuing the list of turn-based strategy games, Frozen Synapse brings it to the level of squad tactics, set in a delightful cyberpunk universe. This game is really quite something. You can control each individual soldier's movement down to every step he takes, where he looks, how he is supposed to react to threats. You then run simulations where you estimate how the opponent might react to your actions, an absolutely ingenious mechanic. It's remarkably fun and exciting. While you are waiting for your brothers' moves, you can play the singleplayer campaign. Frozen Synapse has extremely low hardware requirements and always comes with a second copy, which you can send to your favorite brother ;) - the other one needs to buy it for himself, unfortunately. There's no reason to purchase Frozen Synapse Prime, by the way. It's the exact same game, just with higher hardware requirements, uglier visuals and a console UI that doesn't really work on PC (the mobile version also comes without multiplayer).
Not on PC (at least not without emulation), but The Battle of Polytopia for iOS and Android is just what you are looking for. It ticks off ever single X of 4X, yet it's simple enough for beginners. There's exploration, expansion, exploitation of resources and extermination. Villages are conquered, both from neutral tribes and your opponents, can be turned into cities that provide more income (and special units) as you increase the amount of resources in their vicinity, which also allows each city to control a larger area, gain optional advantages like walls and train more military units. Roads allow for faster movement of units and provide advantages to every city and your capital. There's a simple research system that unlocks new buildings, units and abilities. Only one currency is being used throughout the entire game. With military units, a simple rock-paper-scissors system is being employed, but there are some late-game units that are superior to early game units. Each unit can be turned into a naval unit after the tech has been researched, just moving onto a harbor you have built or conquered. Naval units can be upgraded and, like every other units, alternatively heal themselves instead of moving, with four instead of two health points being rewarded if they heal on your own territory. It's is turn-based, so you have all the time in the world to plan your moves. Visuals are refined low-poly, very nice to look at and each tribe has its own distinctive look and soundtrack.
Despite its simplicity, the long term appeal is immense. I've been playing it for at least 1.5 years now, a few minutes almost every day, and they added online multiplayer a short while ago, further increasing its appeal. You can play it in both short bursts or long sessions. There are several difficulty settings, with none of them being unfair. Just remember to never leave your outermost cities unoccupied.
Microtransactions are limited to additional tribes: The base game is free, which is enough for at least a few hours of gameplay. If you want to play more than the starter tribe, you can purchase each of them for a small amount. This also unlocks larger map sizes with more land to conquer and more opposing tribes to defeat. Multiplayer requires a single purchase of a tribe. With the exception of one tribe, they are all very similar and only their look and the starting technology and starting units differ a little, which mostly excepts the very first rounds in the game. There is no single best tribe and players purchasing other tribes do not have any long term advantages.
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Whoa! When I first saw the grid, I thought about Polytopia. Now I'm hyped for Polytopia AND Pocket City!
Das hier? Schau ich mir mal an, danke!
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Surprisingly, i have a few. There's The Battle of Polytopia, World box, Occidental Heroes, Exiled Kingdoms, and Chess
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> The Battle of Polytopia is an award winning unique turn based civilization strategy game about controlling the map, fighting enemy tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. You take on the role as ...
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> The Battle of Polytopia has begun. Lead your civilization into war in this low poly turn-based strategy game. Adventure into this world of blocks: explore, gather resources, farm, mine ore... Build an empire of epic ...
Th-that’s not the first smart phone.
it seems well liked on mobile. but yeah never played it myself
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Polytopia. Debe ser el unico juego de estrategia para celular que me gusto.
Don't forget the original: Polytopia.
I have tried both but prefer Polytopia even if hexonia is a close copy.
The Battle of Polytopia, Soul Knight, Cat Bird, DOKDO and Mekorama are my 5 most favourite. The last three are over very fast though.
The Battle of Polytopia might fit the bill?
If you like Civilization like games, this is the best you will find.
And if you can get over the style being kinda 'anime' as you call it, Final Fantasy Tactics is one of the best, though it doesn't support cloud saves: [link]
I bet Polytopia would run just fine on any hardware. Fun 4X game.
Polytopia. It meets all your criteria.
Battle of Polytopia (Rundenbasierte Strategie), Reigns: Her Majesty (Amüsantes Story-Kartenspiel) und rymdkapsel (Aufbauspiel im Weltraum) sind da meine Favoriten. Alle 3 kurzweilig, perfekt für die Stunde tägliches pendeln.
Oops. Habe das "Free" nicht gesehen, das gilt nur für Battle of Polytopia
Battle of Polytopia - It's basically a mini civ game designed with mobile in mind. I believe the IAP allows you to unlock different tribes, but I don't think there are too many locked behind a paywall.
Civilization Revolution 2 - A full official civ game.
Freeciv - Basically, an open source Civilization clone.
The Battle of Polytopia.
Polytopia, which never seems to get old for me. Multiplayer is a blast too.. makes me wish I had a tablet!
Battle of Polytopia is great to play real-time. With two games going, you can always have a turn to take:
Here's the link for Android.
The battle of Polytopia?
Ça a l’air pas mal du tout :)
Give polytopia a shot. It has endless replay ability [link]
I got you
Sorry it was called "Battle of Polytopia."
Favourite app is probably either TrackR or Polytopia
The first is an app that allows you to see these little tracking chip thingies on a map, and you can name them and everything. I've got one for my keys and another for my wallet, and it's been so helpful.
Second is a small game where you start off with one dude in a little town, then have to expand across the world. Kinda like a really simple, quick Civilization.
Thanks so much for all of these giveaways man, you really bring this sub to life. You're a really generous person.
Polytopia. It's an awesome strategy game like Civilization series. Games are short but addicting.
Polytopia is basically Civilization but free and a bit more simple. I've been having fun with it.
You could try Polytopia
It's now available for Android on Google Play:
The Battle of Polytopia - Android Link but available on iOS too! Great little civ clone with loads of depth.
Sorry! Looks like nothing linked. I'll update the post later when I'm home, but here is Polytopia
Battle of Polytopia actually just entered beta on Android. It's quite good and well paced for a mobile game.
The battle or polytopia is like civ but faster paced and simplified. It's free but if you want all tribes you'll have to pay for each one separately.
There's also local and online multiplayer but you'll have to buy at least one tribe to unlock online. Local is still pretty good though.
I think this is a pretty good 1v1 game!
It's great, scratches a very similar itch as Advanced Wars, and is free.
Unlike Advance Wars, or Great Big War Game, it's devoid of story, just quick jumping into battles, which I see as a positive.
Try Battle of polytopia link
Its similar to Civ games