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What is Giant Multiplayer Robot?

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Giant Multiplayer Robot is a multiplayer service for Sid Meier's Civilization V which handles passing your games' save files from player to player. As this happens, Giant Multiplayer Robot can send you notifications for when it's your turn via the website, email, and/or our desktop app. Giant Multiplayer Robot also provides services not normally available in Civilization V hot seat multiplayer, such as leaving an in-progress game, a customizable turn timer, and mod support.

Forget the details, focus on the game

The Giant Multiplayer Robot desktop app manages uploading and downloading your save files, so you don't have to worry about it. Alternatively, if you're a Mac user or prefer not to use our desktop app, you can also download and submit your turns via your browser.

Free and easy

For free, you can play up to two games at a time. Just log in with your Steam account to get started! (This is how we use your Steam data, if you're curious) If you'd like to be in more games, or if you'd like to help out with our costs, please support us.

Latest from the Blog

Game Slots in Multiplayer Robot

Posted by Mel on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Categories: Uncategorized

One of the many ways we’re re-architecting Multiplayer Robot for the better is what we call “Game Slots.”   In Giant Multiplayer Robot we had a simple relationship between players and games, where a Game could have one or more Players: Player <–> Game In Multiplayer Robot we’ve inserted GameSlots into the mix, so now […] (read more)


Multiplayer Robot Architecture

Posted by Brian on Friday, August 22, 2014

Categories: Multiplayer Robot

Originally, Giant Multiplayer Robot performed a single, simple task (passing save files around) for a small group of users. Since this task was so simple, the architecture of GMR itself mirrored this simplicity. However, this has lead to problems as the number of users and features in GMR has grown. The current architecture prevents us from […] (read more)


Designing Multiplayer Robot – Games

Posted by Brian on Monday, May 12, 2014

Categories: User Interface, Multiplayer Robot

Giant Multiplayer Robot was originally designed in early 2012. Back then, you could create and join games, play your turns with the desktop app, and leave games. So, we designed our interface to make these basic tasks very simple and easy. Since then, we’ve introduced playing turns via the website, the turn timer, mod support, game comments, […] (read more)

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