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Sid Meier's Memoir!

A Life in Computer Games

By Sid Meier 

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File Size:     208.6 MB

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Written by Sid Meier
Read by Charles Constant
Bitrate: 64 Kbps

Release date: November 10, 2020
Duration: 08:32:40



The life and career of the legendary developer celebrated as the “godfather of computer gaming,” and creator of Civilization.

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 multi-billion 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.

“…Beginning with short reflections of the author’s early life and college experiences, the chapters evolve into wonderfully detailed descriptions of his gaming philosophies and the creative processes that went into the development of each of his games up to the present time. He also depicts learning more about his family’s Dutch and Swiss heritage; his childhood as a first-generation immigrant in Canada; and being technically Canadian but culturally American. Each chapter concludes with humorous, warm, and thoughtful reflections of learned life lessons. Most notable, however, is the constantly recurring theme that, to be meaningful to someone, a game must contain a “series of interesting decisions.” VERDICT This overdue biography will thrill gaming fans, and belongs in all major public and academic library collections.”—Library Journal

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