GWJ Strategy Gaming Group: Voting for Summer 2024 Game

Alpha Centauri
Homeworld Deserts
Stars in Shadow

Cities: Skylines
Stellaris
Total War: Warhammer 2

Civilization VI
Northgard
RimWorld

Alpha Centauri
Civ 6
Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate - Daemon Hunters (too new/expensive?)
Homeworld Deserts of Kaaghraharljksomething

Stars in Shadow
Stellaris
Civilization VI

Ok first round voting is closed! I’ll tabulate winners and post them on my morning break. Stay tuned!

Not to skew the vote but i fired up 40k Gladius last night and it's interesting. Early game feels like a very combat focused 4x, which feels appropriate for the IP.

Already scratched the first two games I started cos i made some rookie errors, so that feels on-brand for a 4X.

Here are the final candidate games (each received 4+ votes). Feeling a lot of sci fi vibes this time around.

Cities: Skylines $8.99
Civilization 6 $5.99
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak $4.99
Stellaris $9.99
Total War: Warhammer 2 $20.39
Warhammer 40K Gladius (Free until March 23 on Epic)

Please vote for your TOP pick by Tuesday, March 21, at Midnight PST. That will give everyone a day to buy the winner on discount.

Moderator note - spoilered to avoid influencing the vote:

Spoiler:

All of the games on this list are perennial favorites in club voting, so you may want to consider getting them on discount. Or even better free.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Gladius

Gladius

Cities: Skylines. It's going to version 2 later this year (although, realistically, might be next year). So if you are at all invested in it (like me), this could be a good last hurrah.

Or not.

Cities Skylines

Cities Skylines

Oh, Cities is on Gamepass too.

I'm going to go with Gladius as I need to go back to it.

Gladius

Downloaded it over the weekend and started a couple of Terran games. Liking the vibe, though I need to find a color-blind mod for terrain.

Gladius

(I'm in the process of painting up a couple of Kill Teams and this will help me stay in the mood).

Civ 6

Civ 6

Civ 6

Cities Skylines

Might as well try out the console version on Gamepass.

Civ 6

Cities Skylines

Well with a few hours left, we have a tie between Cities and Gladius. If you haven't yet voted, please do so!

This is also a sign that we may need to institute ranked choice.

EDIT: I've also updated the ranks reflecting folks who played Old World. If you want credit, please check and make sure things look good. You have until the end of the week to make it through the tutorial.

Cities Skylines

We could do Cities this round, then Gladius next time? Or vice versa?

Robear wrote:

We could do Cities this round, then Gladius next time? Or vice versa?

At this point, Forbes puts us over the top - Cities Skylines wins for Spring! I have my commute this morning but will create a thread once I get home.

I'm open to making Gladius the summer game since it's free and has a lot of interest. (And IMHO is one of the best 40K games on the market). At the very least, I urge everyone to play.

Oh, and welcome to our new recruits!

jdzappa wrote:

Cities: Skylines $8.99

It's $1 cheaper on both Newegg and Fanatical right now