Aspyr Media to Publish Sid Meier’s Civilization® V for Mac

Aspyr Media Bringing Gaming’s Most Prolific Strategy Franchise to the Mac Platform This Holiday Season

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Aspyr Media, Inc. announced today they will publish Sid Meier’s Civilization® V for Mac, the latest entry from the flagship turn-based strategy franchise. Released in partnership with 2K Games, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), Sid Meier’s Civilization V is the newest addition to the enormously popular Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise on the Mac.

Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization V reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an astonishing new engine built from the ground-up for this flagship edition of the Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise. Players are introduced to an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience. Players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known. The Mac version is expected to be available this holiday season.

“The Civilization franchise is a fan-favorite and one of the best-selling Mac games ever. We are thrilled to be able to participate in this newest version and bring Mac gamers this native experience so close to the PC launch,” says Ted Staloch, Aspyr Media’s Executive Vice President.

Features of Sid Meier’s Civilization V Mac include:

  • Hexagonal tiles that allow for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.
  • A brand new engine which orchestrates a spectacular visual experience that brings players closer to the Civ experience than ever before, featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time.
  • Wars between empires that feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.
  • The addition of ranged bombardment that allows weapons to be fired from behind the front lines, and challenges players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.

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About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games™ is one of the world’s premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including: Sid Meier’s Civilization® Revolution™ for console, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad™ and Nintendo DS, 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®, the expansions Civilization IV: Warlords®, Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, and Civilization IV: Colonization™, the blockbuster Sid Meier’s Civilization® III series, Sid Meier’s Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP®), Sid Meier’s SimGolf™ and Sid Meier’s Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series! ™ (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company has just released Sid Meier’s Civilization® V for the PC to great critical acclaim and is currently developing Sid Meier’s Civilization® Network™ for Facebook.

About Aspyr Media

Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading video game publisher that specializes in Mac and PC gaming. Hailing from Austin, Texas, USA, Aspyr strives relentlessly to ensure a quality experience for consumers and industry partners. Aspyr’s online digital and retail store is a leading provider of Mac and PC digital downloads. Exclusive downloadable titles and a diverse selection of boxed products make a #1 Mac gaming destination. To fall more deeply in love with Aspyr and its amazing line of products, visit and to see just how much fun you can legally have.


Elizabeth Howard, 512-879-5914

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Aspyr Media bringing Sid Meier's Civilization® V to the Mac this holiday season


Elizabeth Howard, 512-879-5914