It was twenty years ago this week that I started playing the Civilization series. I remember it well as I got enough birthday money to buy a copy of it. I played and played and I discovered something fascinating – the birds start to sing in south eastern Michigan at around 4:30am.
The game changed my life. Civilization was the first “4X” game I ever played and I’ve been hooked every since. It inspired me to become a game developer. Two years later, Stardock was incorporated (while I was still in college).
So here’s you to, Sid Meier. Game crack dealer to a generation. Thank you! The single greatest game of all time by the greatest game designer of all time.