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Session Name Classic Game Postmortem: 'Sid Meier's Civilization'
Speaker(s) Sid Meier, Bruce Shelley
Company Name(s) Firaxis Games, Independent
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Overview Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley, a pair of game industry luminaries who have together shaped the history of video and board game development through their work on everything from 'Railroad Tycoon' to 'Age of Empires', will be presenting a Classic Game Postmortem on their groundbreaking game, 'Sid Meier's Civilization', at GDC 2017! The pair worked closely together at MicroProse on many notable projects, but it was in 'Civilization' that Shelley's background in board game design and Meier's history of sim game development blended together perfectly, leading to the creation of what is perhaps the biggest and longest-running strategy game franchise in the world. Now, Meier and Shelley will take the stage at GDC 2017 to deliver an earnest postmortem of their work conceiving, designing and developing 'Civilization'. The game and its sequels have influenced a generation of game makers; don't miss your chance to hear how it all began.

GDC 2017

Sid Meier

Firaxis Games

Bruce Shelley

Independent

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