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Interesting video: Game Godfather Sid Meier and the 48-Hour Game

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04-16-2010, 03:25 PM
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Interesting video: Game Godfather Sid Meier and the 48-Hour Game

I randomly came across this interestinf video on both Sid Meier and game design/development in general this article/video, found it ineresting and thought I'd share.

There are two parts to it, one half is an in depth interview with Sid Meier looking at how he started in the video game industry in it's early stages. A little excerpt from the written article:

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After college Sid met Ace pilot Bill Stealey, challenged him to a game of the flight simulator “Red Baron,” and beat him hands down. When Bill asked Sid how he won, Sid said, “I could see the algorithm the computer was using.” Bill asked him if he wanted to start a company devoted to gaming, and in 1982, MicroProse was born. In 1996 Sid founded Firaxis Games along with veteran designer and gaming executive Jeff Briggs.
Further into the video Sid talks about how in the early stages he'd program games and produce 20 or so copies, which Bill would pile into his trunk and drive around looking for stores to sell them to for resale.

The other half follows a university 48 hour game competition in which Sid Meier acts as both a judge and an unofficial participant. Overall it's a neat video for anyone who's a fan of Sid Meier and into gaming, and informative for anyone thinking about getting into game development.

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That was interesting, thanks for sharing.

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