Civilization creator, SiD Meier, to release autobiography

Legendary game designer, Sid Meier, has written an autobiography to be launched in September.

Meier is one of the world’s most influential game designers, having created games such as Pirates!, F-15 Strike Eagle, Railroad Tycoon, Alpha Centauri and Civilization.

Civilization (MS-DOS)

Pirates! (Commodore 64)

The book, entitled Sid Meier’s Memoir!, tells the story of the founding of Microprose, and the development of his games.

Over his four-decade career, Sid Meier has produced some of the world’s most popular videogames, including Sid Meier’s Civilization, which has sold more than 51 million units worldwide and accumulated more than one billion hours of play. Sid Meier’s Memoir! is the story of an obsessive young computer enthusiast who helped launch a multibillion-dollar industry. Writing with warmth and ironic humor, Meier describes the genesis of his influential studio, MicroProse, founded in 1982 after a trip to a Las Vegas arcade, and recounts the development of landmark games, from vintage classics like Pirates! and Railroad Tycoon, to Civilization and beyond.

The book is available to pre-order at the official website:, and is being published by W.W. Norton

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