Middle Eastern Faction in Civilization – Beyond Earth

from IO9

Though I’m not an avid gamer of simulations, undoubtedly the Civilization series by Sid Meier is hugely popular. The latest version of the game, called Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Rising Tide Expansion Pack adds an interesting twist, it introduces a new faction – Al Falah. According to Civilization.com website – Al Falah is “a group of nomad explorers descended from wealthy and resilient Middle Eastern states”.

Wikipedia has this to say about the word Falāḥ:

Falāḥ (فلاح) is the Arabic word for success (especially from self-improvement), happiness and well-being.

from IO9From the article on IO9 (Civilization – Beyond Earth on IO9) this Middle Eastern faction builds a generational ship, meaning “whole generations of people live an die between the time the ship leaves earth and lands on a new planet”.

To learn more about the game, and expansion pack you can head over to their website.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. The leader of the African faction in the game is Somali, comes from a Muslim family, has a devout brother, encourages his brother’s piety, and leads a tolerant society. Civ is doing good with Muslim representation

  2. It is always encouraging to see positive Muslim representation in all media types, especially new media (is that even still a term that’s used) since it gets so much more attention.

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