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Sid Meier on His Legacy, Game Design, & the Appeal of Turn-Based Strategy: BIG TALK w. Adam Sessler

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Published on Aug 2, 2013

Sid Meier's impact on gaming cannot be overstated. As one of the fathers of the turn-based strategy genre, and the designer of games like Civilization, Pirates, and Railroad Tycoon, he's established himself as one of the titans of the industry. Adam Sessler got a rare chance to sit down with Sid and discuss his legacy, his philosophy on game design, and why he's so attracted to one genre.

00:46 - Becoming a game designer

03:04 - The influence of board games and foundation of design

04:43 - Microprose's interest in reality and their design philosophy

07:10 - The creation of Sid Meier's Pirates!

10:30 - Developing Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

14:07 - Civilization

18:58 - Why has Sid stuck with turn-based strategy?

23:40 - Did Sid see the gaming industry becoming this big?

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