The Facebook version of Sid Meier's Civlization will not begin beta testing until June.

Meier and gang will start canvassing for testers soon, according to Variety.

Announced in October, Civilization Network will use Facebook to get friends working together or competing with each other as they attempt to build the best settlement around. It's ambitious and has ludicrously-lucrative potential should the photo-swappers bite.

The aim, at least until the game builds momentum, is to be free-to-play.

Keep an eye on the Civilization Network Facebook page to stand a chance at becoming one of those beta testers.