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PhilThib
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Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:54 am

Today it has been 25 years since the first EU boardgame appeared in shops in France.

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A few months later it reached the other countries, before becoming almost 7 years later the computer game that we know (and which changed a lot since I adapted it for Target Games at the time).

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The game had been in development for quite some time before this official release, as the first real sample is from the early 90’s. And I even found back a prototype – called East India Companies - I had made back in 86-87 which was somewhat of a precursor of Europa.

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So over 30 years ago now! Does not make me feel younger…
:papy:

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Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:57 pm

:hat: jespere quil y en aura encore beaucoup :coeurs:

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Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:30 pm

PhilThib wrote:...

The game had been in development for quite some time before this official release, as the first real sample is from the early 90’s. And I even found back a prototype – called East India Companies - I had made back in 86-87 which was somewhat of a precursor of Europa.

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So over 30 years ago now! Does not make me feel younger…
:papy:


that is a wonderful map :)

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Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:40 pm

I still have the paper edition somewhere in my parent's house :coeurs:

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Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:44 pm

I have EU1 - but still haven't read the manual all the way through.

Recently got For The Glory - a sort of EU2 on steroids.


There's so much history in these games - thanks for all that Phil - I wish I could get more people interested in them.

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Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:59 am

Hmm, so much to learn about the history of gaming. I do hope some fellow with better knowledge than I possess writes a history, brief or conclusive of the transition of board wargaming to computer gaming.

The Diplomacy game was one of my earliest transitions.

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Re: Europa Universalis is 25 years old

Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:11 am

By coincidence I have my copy of Paradox's version of Diplomacy to hand wondering whether to re install it just to remind myself what an awful mess they made of such a well known game.

It has cartoonish characters with animal names making grunting sounds from which you are supposed to judge whether they will honour their word. I think they abandoned it quickly and gave the rights back to Hasbro or whoever.

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