Cid Wallerd thinks he’s dying of creative atrophy, and wants nothing more than to create things that are meaningful. The problem, of course, is that he has absolutely no skill sets worth mentioning, and absolutely no talent.
When he couldn’t get permission to use school equipment to make his film, he came up with enough money to buy equipment for his own studio, which he’s calling “film club” to trick other students into working for free.
No one is sure where the money came from, and he isn’t talking.
So, Beyond Earth came out with a new patch that’s pretty freak’n addictive, and I’m going to do a review of it in this space sometime over the weekend, and update it with the next comic.
The nitty gritty of it is that I think Firaxis largely fixed the gameplay issues, and the game has the potential of being as addictive as Civ V. I have a few other gripes, though, and I’ll get into those after I’ve had some time to percolate over the time I spent not making comics to point and click at an alien world.
Getting Beyond Earth to unbreak on my computer meant also getting Civ V to unbreak, so my source of cocaine is back in two forms. Want to play alongside me? Here’s the game I’m in right now.
Scenario: You are Siam on an island full of city states and natural wonders. Venice and Spain are your neighbors. You’ll need all the DLC, because I’m a goddamn junkie. The link above should go to some screenies and a turn 00 autosave though. If you play along with me, I’d love to see what you end up doing!