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Sidney K. ("Sid") Meier is a world-famous Canadian game programmer and designer. His first game was inspired by arcade flight simulators; specifically, the ease with which he could exploit their pitiful A Is (with some help from a friend) pushed him to write a better one. He and his friend Bill Dealey went on to found MicroProse, and from there, the rest is history.

Meier is best known for two wildly popular game franchises: Civilization, the Trope Codifier for the 4X Turn-Based Strategy genre, and Railroad Tycoon. However, these are most definitely not the only games he is famous for, and chances are pretty good that any serious strategy or simulation gamer has at least one of his titles in his collection. Many of them include his name proudly displayed in the game's title. These include:

  • Sid Meier's CivWorld (2011), 2K Games
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V (2011), 2K Games
  • Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (2008), 2K Games
  • Sid Meier's Railroads! (2006), 2K Games
  • Sid Meier's Civilization IV (2005), 2K Games
    • Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords (2006), 2K Games
    • Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword (2007), 2K Games
    • Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization (2008), 2K Games
  • Sid Meiers Pirates (2004), Atari, Inc.
    • Sid Meier's Pirates! for Xbox (2005), 2K Games
  • Age of Mythology (2002), Microsoft
  • Sid Meier's SimGolf (2002), Electronic Arts Inc. (Not to be confused with SimGolf by Maxis.)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization III (2001), Infogrames
    • Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003), Atari, Inc.
  • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (1999), Electronic Arts Inc.
    • Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire (1999), Electronic Arts Inc.
    • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack (2000), 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), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Vikings: The Strategy of Ultimate Conquest (1996), GT Interactive
  • Sid Meier's Civ Net (1995), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Sid Meier's Colonization (1994), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • F-15 Strike Eagle III (1993), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Pirates! Gold (1993), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Return of the Phantom (1993), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • High Command: Europe 1939-45 (1992), Three-Sixty Pacific
  • Gunship 2000 (1991), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Civilization (1991), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Railroad Tycoon (1990), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Covert Action (1990), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • F-15 Strike Eagle II (1989), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • M1 Tank Platoon (1989), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Red Storm Rising (1989), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Sword of the Samurai (1989), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • F-19 Stealth Fighter (1988), Micro Prose Software,
  • Pirates! (1987), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Conflict in Vietnam (1986), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Gunship (1986), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Crusade in Europe (1985), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Decision in the Desert (1985), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • F-15 Strike Eagle (1985), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Silent Service (1985), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • Solo Flight (1985), Micro Prose Software, Inc.
  • NATO Commander (1984), US Gold
  • Spitfire Ace (1984), Micro Prose Software, Inc.

(List shamelessly copied from his official company bio)


Tropes Sid Meier's works tend to display as a whole include:

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