Sid Meier is a game designer of legendary proportions, often referenced as the "Father of Computer Gaming". His radiant personality and creative brilliance (primarily the latter) have brought him to incredible success over the past decades, and with his current projects at Firaxis
Games, it appears that even the sky is no longer a limit.
The career of Sid Meier began when he co-founded MicroProse
Software in 1982, and created F-15 Strike Eagle
, one of the first ever combat flight simulators
. Other similar games followed, including Hellcat Ace
(1984) and F-19 Stealth Fighter
(1988), as well as the WWII
subsim Silent Service
(1985), numerous wargames
(in 1985), and Tom Clancy
license Red Storm Rising
From then on, classic titles began to pour from the mind of Meier. (NOTE: Many of his titles are prefaced by his name.) These titles, all under the MicroProse banner, include Pirates!
(1987), Railroad Tycoon
(1991), Covert Action
(1995), Civilization II
(1996), and Magic: The Gathering
(1997). He then moved from the plummeting MicroProse to Firaxis Games, and created Gettysburg!
(1998), and Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier and his games have received innumerable awards over the ages. Perhaps the most important of all is his 1999 induction into the Hall of Fame
of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
. He is the second person to receive this honor, following only console
god Shigeru Miyamoto
Strategy gamers worldwide rejoiced at the 2001 release of Meier's next game: Civilization III
, another chapter in this, the greatest of sagas.