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Alpha Centauri TMs

GameSpot notes new trademark applications by Electronic Arts for Alpha Centauri, one for "entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game," and another for "computer game software." Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is the sci-fi turn-based strategy game released to much acclaim back in the twentieth century (and recently rereleased on GOG.com), so the obvious implication is that this somehow relates to a revival of that. On the other hand, GameSpot notes that EA has filed trademarks for several vintage games without seeming to pursue developing them, with the possible exception of ongoing reports that Starbreeze is developing a Syndicate revival for the Syndicate trademark EA filed one year ago.

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13. Re: Alpha Centauri TMs Aug 11, 2011, 15:26 creatorswhim
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 11:53:
Alpha Centari is one of my favourite games of all time. It does scare me though that since 2K owns Firaxis, they wouldn't make it. Games like that are unfortunately very niche now and EA is not interested in niche stuff anymore. A good developer could make this awesome but yeah, if this becomes more Facebook micro-transaction shovelware, I will have to declare vendetta.

Brian Reynolds designed AC, what is he... oh.
"On June 30, 2009, Zynga announced that Brian Reynolds was leaving Big Huge Games to lead the formation of Zynga East, and serve the role of Chief Game Designer."

So if EA tries to make a Facebook version, they're already behind in tech.
 
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