Sidney Meier

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Sidney Meier

Name: Sidney (Sid) K. Meier

Born: February 24, 1954, in Canada

Computer-related contributions

  • Canadian programmer and video game designer.
  • Known as the designer of the video game Civilization.
  • Co-founded MicroProse in 1982.

Honors and awards

  • Ranked second in IGN's list of "Top Game Creators of All Time" (2009).
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Game Developer's Conference (2008).
  • Second person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame (1999).
  • Ranked number one on the list of the "Most Influential People of All Time in Computer Gaming" by computer Gaming World (1997).