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6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Apple Games has added a new feature article, this one examining the recently shipped Mac version of Civilization IV: Colonization. The stand alone game allows players to lead one of four European nations on a quest to colonize the New World. Apple's article includes an overview of the game's features, a description of the four starting nations, and some examples of the benefits of choosing founding fathers.

You guide colonists from one of those countries as they found new settlements, establish trading routes, gather resources and grow their population, manage relationships with native tribes and other colonies, develop their militaries, and eventually decide to throw off the yoke of European oppression. The winner is the first player to do so and defeat the forces sent by their King to squash the rebellion.

When you begin a new game, you choose between two governors, each of whom confers special bonuses. (See the chart below to learn more.) As the game progresses, you’ll have the opportunity to recruit founding fathers with even more potent bonuses, such as 50% faster travel time to and from Europe. (That comes in handy when you’re steadily angering your King and you want to make as many trades and import as many colonists as possible before he cuts you off.)

As in Civilization IV and its expansion packs, Beyond the Sword and Warlords, the relationships you establish with neighbors are key to your long-term success. Opening your borders to other European colonies will facilitate trade, but it will also allow them to possibly revolt before your citizens grow unhappy enough to do so, giving that player a chance to win. Angering them (or the native tribes), however, could pull you into a costly war and leave you without enough strength or allies to repel your King’s formidable forces.
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