Georgia’s beloved St. Tamar becomes gaming character in new Civilization VI (+ VIDEOS)

New York, January 16, 2018

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The latest version of the one of the world’s most popular computer games “Civilization” features among its nine new characters St. Tamar, the great 12th-13th century queen and military commander of Georgia. Georgia is now included as one of the nations-civilizations in “Civilization VI: Rise and Fall,” and any user can play as Queen Tamar, reports Jam News.

St. Tamar became the sole ruler of Georgia in 1184, reigning as king because she ruled not as a consort but as a monarch. She is remembered as a pious and holy woman, a builder of churches and monasteries, and a brilliant military commander.

“What makes a perfect monarch?” the game authors ask in the description of the new character.

“Wisdom and diplomacy? Farsightedness and good strategic skills? Many do not reach these standards, but Tamar, who ruled Georgia during its Golden Age, is one of the ideal rulers,” the description reads.

The motto of the Georgian civilization in the game is “Strength in Unity,” which is written on the Georgian coat of arms.

The Georgians in the game are a unique military unit—the soldiers are especially effective at waging battle in mountainous terrain. Moreover, the Georgians in the game can construct a unique fortress structure that has unique fortification properties.

In the introductory video, seen below, Queen Tamar is dressed the same as in frescoes preserved in Georgian churches. The video also features Georgian melodies and St. Tamar speaking in the Georgian language.

St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square, the famous symbol of Russia, can also be built in the game:


The Civilization VI website describes the game:

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

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