SID MEIER'S MEMOIR!: A LIFE IN COMPUTER GAMES

Sid Meier



 

Over his four-decade career, Sid Meier has produced some of the world’s most popular video games, 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.


Articulating his philosophy that a video game should be “a series of interesting decisions,” Meier also shares his perspective on the history of the industry, the psychology of gamers, and fascinating insights into the creative process, including his rules of good game design.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9780393868296

2021

304

English

Hardcover

9781324005872

2020

320

English

eBook

N/A

2020

320

AUDIOBOOK DETAILS

LANGUAGE

LENGTH

VERSION

NARRATORS

YEAR

English

8.5 hours

Unabridged

Charles Constant

2020

 

TAGS


Authors/Narrators: #SidMeier #CharlesConstant (Charles Constant)

Publishers: #WWNorton (W.W. Norton & Company)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback #Hardcover #eBook #Audiobook

Accessibility: #TextToSpeech #ScreenReader #EnhancedTypesetting

Year: #Year2020 #Year2021

Genres: #EarlyYears #GeneralHistory #Industry #Memoir #PCGaming


Companies:

#MicroProse (MicroProse)


Public Figures:

#SidMeier (Sid Meier)


Games:

#Civilization (Civilization)

#Pirates (Pirates!)

#RailroadTycoon (Railroad Tycoon)


Misc:

N/A





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