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Civilizing Sid Meier

September 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 050 - Civilizing Sid Meier

We go over Sid's transition into the video game industry.  Starting with meeting "Wild Bill" and their break out game HellCat Ace, and the iterations that lead to F-15 Strike Eagle that cemented MicroProse as a company.  We cover the how/why of Sid Meier's name being on the boxes particularly for the simulation and 4X games.  We wrap it all up with the seminal piece Sid Meier's Civilization, the industry changing  concepts it brought to the table, and Sid's leaving to form Firaxis where he works today!

Interview with Sid Meier:

Atari Red Baron:

HellCat Ace:

Solo Flight:

F-15 Strike Eagle:

Floyd of the Jungle:

Seven Cities of Gold:

Sid Meier's Pirates!:

Covert Action:

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon:

Sid Meier's Civilization:

Sid Meier's Gettysburg:



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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: 

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