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Civilization Call to Power

Techstination feature for Thursday, April 29, 1999

Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. The evolution of Civilization? Don't turn your radio off, we're talking about the popular computer simulation game. The latest edition is called Civilization Call to Power. (sound) Cecilia Barajas is the game director. Wait til you hear how she got into this...

"Well, I used to be a deputy D.A. here in Los Angeles and I enjoyed very much doing that job, it was very interesting. But at the same time that job, which in some ways is the biggest of strategy games really, I was playing a lot of computer games and I started designing computer games on the side."

The rest, as they say, is history. So is much of Civilization Call to Power...

"The fantasy of Civilization is a simple one but one that is very, very compelling. It basically allows you to create the world in any way that you would like to create it. And you start with a band of very primitive settlers in 4000 BC and you take this little group and from there you cultivate a vast and expansive civilization."

Watch your civilization grow from the past mixing history with fantasy ...into the future. Fun...and says Barajas... educational...

"I would maintain there is more educational value in this game than in most games that purport to be educational."

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