Apple Games has posted an article about one of my favorite game developers, the great Sid Meier
, designer of Pirates!
and probably the best game ever made, Civilization
(although in my humble opinion, Alpha Centauri
is the best Civ
, but I digress). There are quite a few good anecdotes in there, about how Meier got his start in videogames (like all great men, he got caught bragging that he could do something better), and the fact that apparently Civ
got canned before it was finished -- good thing they decided to give it a second go.
Unfortunately, there's no real indication why Meier is being profiled -- the Mac version of Civ IV
was released a few years ago, and the new Civilization Revolution
is supposedly console-specific (which doesn't mean I won't be playing it on my 360). Maybe Apple just loves Sid as much as we do (Happy We Love the Emperor Day
)? Or maybe we'll see -- I hesitate to even dream it, for fear that it might be true -- an iPhone version of Civ
in the App Store