Sid Meier News


Why Sid Meier's name is on his games

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2013 12:50pm PDT

Just how did soft-spoken, but brilliant strategy designer Sid Meier end up having his name as part of almost all his games?


"actually it was 2 console games the other console civilization was for the super Nintendo which ..."

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Sid Meier wary of crowdfunding hampering games' design flexibility

By Alice O'Connor, May 15, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Crowdfunding may be a fine way to raise money, but what if your vision for the game changes over the course of development? It's a sticky situation, luminary designer Sid Meier has said. Things are of course a bit easier when your name alone is enough to sell games, but he's...


"People crowdfund your game because they like the vision you have, not whatever you decide to ..."

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Mobile review: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Firaxis takes to the skies with Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, an iOS turn-based strategy game that offers more quality than its free-to-play tag might suggest.


"(As in, it was not really intended. You can define what hardware features the app requires and ..."

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol launches, new trailer debuts

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2013 8:30am PDT

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol launches today, and Firaxis has produced a new trailer to show off the game in action.


"forgot about this! really anxious to check it out, just hope the "freemium" BS is kept to a minimum"

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol coming to iOS on May 9

By John Keefer, May 01, 2013 9:40am PDT

Firaxis Games already has one original iOS game in the works, but the popular strategy developer is releasing a new game with Sid Meier's name attached and hitting the App Store next week, publisher 2K Games announced announced today.


"wow..had no idea this existed. i guess it plays kinda like w40k?"

- daggot see all 5 comments

Sid Meier explains how to approach tablet and mobile game development

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2012 5:30pm PST

Sid Meier talks about how his studio approaches new game concepts like mobile and tablet gaming, and how technology helps shape development.


Civilization World public beta launches

By Xav de Matos, Jul 06, 2011 6:14pm PDT

Civilization madness spreads to Facebook as the long-in-development Civilization World has launched its public beta on the popular social media website.


"CivWorld is actually pretty good about that. The only time it asks you if you want to post stuff ..."

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Original Civilization Could Have Been Quite Different

By Brian Leahy, Mar 12, 2010 12:00pm PST

In his keynote address at GDC 2010, Sid Meier discussed a few prototype designs for the original Civilization. If these had made it into the final...


"The random tech tree in SMAC was amazing. Are there any mods for Civ IV that add this back in? ..."

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GDC 08: Sid Meier on Civilization, Portal, and Dinosaurs

By Chris Faylor, Feb 20, 2008 4:46pm PST

"It's kinda a golden age of gaming. We're seeing some great games out there." But after rifling through a half dozen titles he's played...


"It's nice to see a dev who still has his heart in the right place and is all about making games ..."

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Ninja Gaiden Black, Pirates!, Black on XBLM Feb. 11

By Chris Faylor, Feb 05, 2008 8:08am PST

The original Xbox editions of Team Ninja's action-slasher Ninja Gaiden Black, Firaxis Games' swashbuckling simulator Sid Meier's Pirates!, and...


"Downloadable versions of original XBox games have the same glitches, if any, that the actual ..."

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Sid Meier Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 03, 2008 1:25pm PST

GamersGlobal has posted a Sid Meier Q&A, asking the designer about his past, present and future.


Civilization Revolution DS Shots Show Gandhi, Ninjas

By Chris Faylor, Feb 01, 2008 4:29pm PST

2K Games has released the first screenshots of Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for the Nintendo DS, which depict turn-based strategy goodness...


"Yeah, I like the fact that this looks high quality 2dish, rather than washed out 3dish."

- afrochops see all 16 comments

Civilization Revolution Postponed on Wii

By Chris Faylor, Jan 28, 2008 4:31pm PST

The Wii version of Firaxis Games' Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution has been delayed indefinitely, according to publisher 2K Games....


"Not at all, they're leading lots of horses to the water. It just seems the horses aren't very ..."

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Name a Pirates of the Burning Sea NPC for the Shack

By Chris Remo, Jan 25, 2008 3:14pm PST

It turns out I was one of the winners in a contest to name an NPC in Flying Labs' just-released swashbuckling MMO, Pirates of the Burning Sea, the...


"that shot with the Maarten Goldstein nameplate made me laugh more than anything. so i'd ..."

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Sweepstakes: Your Favorite Civilization

By Jeff, Jan 24, 2008 7:48am PST

Shackers, tell us of your favorite real or fictional civilization. Give a short description of the civilization, who the leader is and their traits, and what is their favored military unit and building.


"Almost perfect, minus the Emo part which wasn't really fitting although it was funny."

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