Sid Meier’s Civilization is a strategy simulation game with the theme of civilization development. However, Cellivization ([Cell] ivization), which allows you to enjoy such a civilization by transplanting it into Excel, is freely available.
It is said that this game was developed within a week of OJC CodeJam 2019, an event that makes games freely within a limited period of time. It was based on the first series released in 1991, but the best part of the game is well reproduced in an Excel spreadsheet.
Although it is a simple image in the released trailer video, you can experience the core play of the first civilization. It supports 2-player match-up and camera movement is also possible. It has all the necessary elements, such as producing various types of units or settling in cities, fostering civilization and fighting for supremacy with hostile forces. However, as the title of Code Jam is Destruction, the various conditions of victory that existed in this game are different in that in this game, you must destroy all of the opponent’s capital to win. Nevertheless, it is great to be able to port the strategy simulation to Excel, even in light form.
The game is released as an xlsb file. In the trailer, the CPU load is always close to 100%, so it would be better to prepare a PC with generous specifications to play. Related information can be found here .