Ready to climb your ways out of the cave, lick a monolith, found a civilization, go to war, launch a Renaissance, fire off some nukes then load your people up in a rocket to zoom off to Alpha Centauri?
Good news, then. Sid Meier’s Civilization V is now available for the Mac through Valve’s Steam digital delivery service.
If you’re not familiar with the Civilization series in any of its incarnations over the course of the last twenty years, the official blurb does a fairly decent job of explaining things:
The Flagship Turn-Based Strategy Game Returns Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.
The good news is that if you’ve already bought Civilization V on the PC through Steam, you already own it on the Mac: just launch Steam and it should start downloading. Otherwise, it costs $49.99, or $54.99 if you want some neat extras including a behind-the-scenes video, a bonus leader and the game OST..