Lifetime Achievement Award

11 01 2008

So this year, Sid Meier will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC. One may ask, “Sid Meier…didn’t he do Civilizations or something?” and the reply would be, “Why yes! He did do that!” Along with that, here’s a nice little summary of his career!

List of all games Sid has worked on or had some sort of influence on:

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword (2007), 2K Games
Sid Meier’s Railroads! (2006), 2K Games
Sid Meier’s Civlization IV: Warlords (2006), 2K Games
Sid Meier’s Civlization IV (2005), 2K Games
Sid Meier’s Pirates! for Xbox (2005), 2K Games
Sid Meier’s Pirates! (2004), Atari, Inc.
Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Conquests (2003), Atari, Inc.
Age of Mythology (2002), Microsoft
Sid Meier’s SimGolf (2002), Electronic Arts Inc.
Sid Meier’s Civilization III (2001), Infogrames
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack (2000), Electronic Arts Inc.
Sid Meier’s Alien Crossfire (1999), Electronic Arts Inc.
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (1999), Electronic Arts Inc.
Sid Meier’s Antietam! (1998), Electronic Arts Inc.
Sid Meier’s Gettysburg! (1997), Electronic Arts Inc.
Sid Meier’s Civilization II (1996), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Vikings: The Strategy of Ultimate Conquest (1996), GT Interactive
Sid Meier’s CivNet (1995), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Sid Meier’s Colonization (1994), MicroProse Software, Inc.
F-15 Strike Eagle III (1993), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Pirates! Gold (1993), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Return of the Phantom (1993), MicroProse Software, Inc.
High Command: Europe 1939-45 (1992), Three-Sixty Pacific
Gunship 2000 (1991), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Civilization (1991), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Railroad Tycoon (1990), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Covert Action (1990), MicroProse Software, Inc.
F-15 Strike Eagle II (1989), MicroProse Software, Inc.
M1 Tank Platoon (1989), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Red Storm Rising (1989), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Sword of the Samurai (1989), MicroProse Software, Inc.
F-19 Stealth Fighter (1988), MicroProse Software,
Pirates! (1987), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Conflict in Vietnam (1986), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Gunship (1986), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Crusade in Europe (1985), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Decision in the Desert (1985), MicroProse Software, Inc.
F-15 Strike Eagle (1985), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Silent Service (1985), MicroProse Software, Inc.
Solo Flight (1985), MicroProse Software, Inc.
NATO Commander (1984), US Gold
Spitfire Ace (1984), MicroProse Software, Inc.

Sid started his career by being one of the founding members of MicroProse Software. He created one of the very first flight simulators (F-15) and also  introduced strategy  in flight simulators (F-19). He also created a bunch of “God Games”, such as Railroad Tycoon and the Civilization series. These hve become extremely well-known in the computer gaming industry and has won Sid many honors and awards for his achievements.

Resources:

http://www.firaxis.com/company/bios.php?bioid=56

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/meier.htm

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