Massively Multiplayer Democracy: The Civilization 3 Intersite Democracy Game

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A talk given at the London GameCamp in May about the Civilization 3 Intersite Democracy Game

A talk given at the London GameCamp in May about the Civilization 3 Intersite Democracy Game

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  • 1. Massively Multiplayer Democracy: The Civilization 3 Intersite Democracy Game Adrian Hon
  • 2. (Massively) Multiplayer • Only 8 players supported • But hundreds want to take part • Multiple Civilization rival fansites • The solution: each site is a team
  • 3. The Teams • Apolyton: 39,000 users • CivFanatics: 34,500 users • CGN: 800 users • CDG • CGA • German Webring Team: 2900 users • Grenouille • Firaxis
  • 4. Direct Democracy? “We poll subjects of game play whenever possible. If a clear majority of the [CFC] populace wants something, it is done. However, in a game as detailed as Civilization 3, it's almost impossible to go over every single detail and play the game in a timely manner.” - Jakob Thomeczek, CFC Team Leader