One of the most fascinating things about covering videogames for a living is that you get to see what communities get up to when there’s nothing else going on. Now that 4X game Civilization VI’s New Frontier season pass has come to an end, players can’t expect to get the same regular cadence of monthly updates to keep them entertained as they’d been getting before. So, what are they going to do in the meantime? Make maps, apparently.
It all started with Reddit user Le_Charlie, who made a map that locates all of the city names available for the Arabian civilisation in their real-world location, using a simple world map. Whenever you play a Civ 6 civ (or civ in any civilization game, for that matter), the names of new cities that you found will be generated from a set list from that civ’s history.
This isn’t the first time Le_Charlie has done this, and previous maps of theirs include one for the American cities in Civ 6, and even a world map that locates all of the capitals in the strategy game.