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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?

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"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...

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"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.

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

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 7 comments

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.

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

- waxthirteen see all 2 comments

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.

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"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.

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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.

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

- Haxim see all 16 comments

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...

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

- Agrona see all 21 comments

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...

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

- ErikTehRed see all 15 comments

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...

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

- Endymion_ see all 15 comments

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.

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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...

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"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....

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

- theflux see all 28 comments

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...

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

- pyide see all 71 comments

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.

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

- razorblade79 see all 34 comments