BC4000 - Civilization Model

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Description of App

The BC4000 APP is a turn-based strategy game. You take on the role of the ruler of a civilization, attempt to build an empire in competition with other civilizations. The game begins in 4000 BC, before the Bronze Age, and can last through to AD 2100 with Space Age.

Along with the larger tasks of exploration, warfare and diplomacy, you have to make decisions about where to build new cities, which improvements or units to build in each city, when to expand your empire by new settlers, and how to transform the land surrounding the cities for maximum benefit. From time to time your cities may be harassed by units from other nations or barbarians. You should protect borders and maintain zones of control.

You can gain a large advantage if your civilization is the first to learn a particular technology and put it to use in a military or other context. Since only one technology may be researched at any given time, the order in which technologies are chosen makes a considerable difference in the outcome of the game and generally reflects your preferred style of gameplay. Please carefully consider about forms of government, tax rates and research priorities.

You can also build Wonders of the World after obtaining the prerequisite knowledge. These wonders are important achievements of society, science, culture and defense, ranging from the Pyramids and the Great Wall in the Ancient age, to Copernicus' Observatory and Magellan's Expedition in the middle period, up to the Apollo program in the modern era. Each wonder can only be built once in the world, and requires a lot of resources to build, far more than most other city buildings or units. Wonders provide unique benefits to the controlling civilization. For example, Magellan's Expedition increases the movement rate of naval units.

The game can be won by conquering all other civilizations or by winning the space race by reaching the star system of Alpha Centauri.

The strategy logic and user interactive concept are inspired by the original Sid Meier's Civilization. Most graphics, music, map and text materials come from public domain licensed by Creative Commons License or General Public License.

Version

1.2.6

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version

15.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

Most of the app is accessible. However the map is not accessible but there might still be a way to work around it.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Panais 1 week 6 days ago

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Comments

Submitted by al-Salil on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

I really enjoy strategy games.
I loved playing the original Civilization I and II back in the day on my computer.
I tried to find an email to contact the dev to let him/her aware of the accessibility issues with this app but I could not find an email or contact form.
Only social media to contact the dev and I'm not on FaceBook nor twitter etc.
It would be really awesome if a civilization type of game was fully accessible.

Submitted by cityhall on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

i am planning on writing review.
hope the developer fix those problems.

Submitted by cyco on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Has anyone manage to contact the developer about adding support for Voice Over in their games? I notice that all of this developer games are the same just base in different time period.

Submitted by Panais on Thursday, November 18, 2021

I found him on messenger and he said he would like to add accessibility to the game. He didn’t say if he would however. Can’t blame him if he doesn’t. I imagine it would take him some time and effort to do it and he has no incentive beyond humanitarian reasons. Even so, it’s a pity because this game is so close to being fully playable using VO. The only things that are missing are buttons on the tiles and maybe a way to tell distance between tiles. Still, I don’t know how hard it is to do that. Maybe if many of us could contribute to his efforts it would be worth his time but I don’t know anyway to do so. After all, there might be a niche in the market here since no accessible strategy game whatsoever exists out there. I know that I would pay good money for this game if it was accessible.

Submitted by al-Salil on Thursday, November 18, 2021

I'm of course willing to help with testing etc and paying for an accessible version is no prob.
If the dev is interested please let him/her know about this forum and this topic.
He should also have an email to contact him/her or a contact form.
Anyways, keeping my fingers crossed that accessibility is implemented soon.
I guess it takes some effort making the game accessible but that also depend on how the current game is coded, especially regarding the map.

Submitted by Firefly on Thursday, November 18, 2021

I will be interested to see how this goes. From what I could tell from playing the game yesterday, it seems like the developers put a lot of thought into the storyline and how the game works. It seems like a really really awesome game! I may message him myself at some point, or her, and let them know about my podcast and see if they be interested in coming on the show if nothing else, they could get their game out there to more people by talking about it!

First of all the developer seems very willing to help. He said that he has tried some accessibility experiments about the map tiles. It is not very easy but it should be doable. The project is his hobby work, so it is totally free and supported by advertisements embedded in the game.
Furthermore, after I asked if there is anything that we could do to help him, he said that it would be good if someone would like to help promoting the game to more audiences and improving the pixel arts, it will be very great to boost the advertisement performance.
So having in mind how good this game is and the absence of any other strategy game that comes even close to this one, I think that we should help him in order for him to help us.
Since I have no way to promote the game it’s up to this community to finally get us a civilization like strategy game that’s worth playing.
Do your best guys

Submitted by Firefly on Saturday, November 20, 2021

To the previous poster, I’m not sure how to pronounce your name, I got your private message and I will be messaging you back with my email address. If you could please pass that along to the developer so that he can get in contact with me, that would be great! I’d love to have him on my life podcast on Clubhouse to talk about the game!

Submitted by cyco on Saturday, November 20, 2021

I have notice when you look up this developer in the app store his other titles play the same just base in different places. Hopefully he will add support for accessibility for the blind in his other games.

Submitted by al-Salil on Sunday, November 21, 2021

Please ask the developer to add an In-app purchase to remove ads.
I hate ads popping up and if I like the game I'm happy to pay to get rid of ads.

Submitted by Panais on Saturday, November 27, 2021

OK the guy apparently is incredible. He said that the voice over update will hopefully be released next week.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, November 28, 2021

wow? Nice! I might also maybe record something if I can do it as well as I did the swordy quest series.

Submitted by cyco on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The developer responds quickly to email. He is planning on adding Voice Over support to all of his games.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

I tired the game and I have ot say it looks almost completely inaccessible. I can't really plant my city, I can't really add personal. and ther are a lot of unlabeled buttons at the bottom of the page where the game begins. How can anyone begin this game at all?

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