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Encyclopedia > Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games
Type Private (subsidiary of Take2)
Founded Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States (1996)
Headquarters Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States
Key people Sid Meier, Co-founder, Director of Creative Development
Jeff Briggs, Co-founder and former CEO
Industry Video games
Products Sid Meier's Civilization IV
Sid Meier's Gettysburg!
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier's SimGolf
Sid Meier's Pirates!
(See complete products listing.)
Employees Around 85
Website Firaxis.com

Firaxis Games is a computer game developer. It was founded in 1996 by Sid Meier, Jeff Briggs, and Brian Reynolds upon leaving Microprose. The company focuses on strategy games and is based in Hunt Valley, Maryland in the United States. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Take Two redirects here. ... Hunt Valley is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County, Maryland just north of the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, on Highway 145 off I-83, by Loch Raven Reservoir. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Hunt Valley is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County, Maryland just north of the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, on Highway 145 off I-83, by Loch Raven Reservoir. ... Sidney K. Meier (born 1954 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American programmer and designer of some of the most commercially and critically successful computer strategy games of all time. ... Jeff Briggs is founder, president, and CEO of Firaxis Games, a computer game developer based in Hunt Valley, Maryland. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Civilization IV or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game released in 2005 and developed by lead designer Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and Meiers studio Firaxis Games. ... Sid Meiers Gettysburg! is a real-time tactics computer game designed by Sid Meier the co-founder of Firaxis Games, then was released in 1997 by Electronic Arts. ... “SMAC” redirects here. ... Sid Meiers Sim Golf is a computer game created by Sid Meier and Firaxis in 2002. ... This article is about the videogame released in 1987. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Sidney K. Meier (born 1954 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American programmer and designer of some of the most commercially and critically successful computer strategy games of all time. ... Jeff Briggs is founder, president, and CEO of Firaxis Games, a computer game developer based in Hunt Valley, Maryland. ... Brian Reynolds (born 1967) is a well known computer strategy game designer, formerly of MicroProse and Firaxis Games. ... MicroProse Software, Inc. ... Chess is one of the most well-known and played strategy games of all time. ... Hunt Valley is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County, Maryland just north of the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, on Highway 145 off I-83, by Loch Raven Reservoir. ...


Firaxis has produced several games, including Gettysburg and Antietam, based on their namesake famous American Civil War battles, and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, a space colonization game taking place in the Alpha Centauri star system. In early 2000, co-founder Brian Reynolds parted with Firaxis to form his new studio, Big Huge Games. Firaxis Games then went on to release Sid Meier's SimGolf, a golf course building/management game. Perhaps their most popular releases have been Civilization III, and later Civilization IV, sequels to Meier's original Civilization game. Sid Meiers Gettysburg! is a real-time tactics computer game designed by Sid Meier the co-founder of Firaxis Games, that was released in 1997 by Electronic Arts. ... Sid Meiers Antietam! is a real-time tactics computer game designed by Sid Meier the co-founder of Firaxis Games, then was released in 1998 by Electronic Arts. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For the surname Battle, see Battle (surname). ... “SMAC” redirects here. ... Artists conception of a space habitat called the Stanford torus, by Don Davis Space colonization (also called space settlement, space humanization, space habitation, etc. ... Alpha Centauri (α Cen / α Centauri, also known as Rigil Kentaurus), is the brightest star system in the southern constellation of Centaurus. ... Big Huge Games is a computer game developer founded in 2000 by veteran game industry figures Tim Train, David Inscore, Jason Coleman and Brian Reynolds. ... Sid Meiers Sim Golf is a computer game created by Sid Meier and Firaxis in 2002. ... Sid Meiers Civilization III is a turn-based strategy computer game by Firaxis Games, the sequel to Sid Meiers Civilization II. Also called Civ 3 or Civ III for short, the game is the third generation of the original Civilization. ... Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Civilization IV or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game released in 2005 and developed by lead designer Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and Meiers studio Firaxis Games. ... Civilization is a series of turn-based strategy games produced by Sid Meier. ...


In November 2004, Firaxis released Sid Meier's Pirates!, an update of Meier's classic 1987 computer game of the same name. An Xbox version of the game was released in July, 2005, and a PSP version (developed by Full Fat) was released in January 2007. The 2004 version of the game features a high-end 3D engine, a feature impossible to deliver with the original 1987 release. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Full Fat is an independant UK video game developer Official website: Full Fat ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Civilization IV started production in late 2003 and was released on October 24, 2005 in the United States, and was released on November 4, 2005 in Europe. Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Civilization IV or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game released in 2005 and developed by lead designer Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and Meiers studio Firaxis Games. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Civilization Revolution, Firaxis's most recently announced project, is scheduled for release on 3 June 2008. Civilization Revolution (full title: Sid Meiers Civilization Revolution, abbreviated title: Civ Rev) is a new iteration of Civilization being developed by Firaxis with Sid Meier as designer for Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. ... -1... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 7, 2005, Take-Two Interactive announced that it was acquiring Firaxis. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but according to the SEC filing it amounted for USD$26.7 million in cash, stock, and development advances, with almost $11.3 million of that figure coming in the form of possible considerations based on future product sales.[1] The company was consolidated with PopTop Software in March of 2006, the resultant combined studio to be headed up by Sid Meier. Jeff Briggs assumed the role of Chairman in April 2006 and left the company completely in November. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Take Two redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... PopTop Software was an American video game developer. ...


In April 2007 it was announced that Soren Johnson left the company and joined Electronic Arts to work on Spore with Lead Designer Will Wright. Johnson was formerly a key person for Firaxis, acting as Co-Designer for Civilization III, and later Lead Designer on Civilization IV.[2] Employed by Firaxis Games in 2000, Soren Johnson co-designed and helped in programming the popular video game Civilization III and its expansion packs. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Spore is a massively single player multi-platform multi-genre game under development by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. ... For other persons of the same name, see Will Wright. ... Sid Meiers Civilization III is a turn-based strategy computer game by Firaxis Games, the sequel to Sid Meiers Civilization II. Also called Civ 3 or Civ III for short, the game is the third generation of the original Civilization. ... Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Civilization IV or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game released in 2005 and developed by lead designer Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and Meiers studio Firaxis Games. ...


Games

Firaxis' titles are prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original game ideas. His name also contributes to their game's marketability due to his high industry profile and track record.

Sid Meiers Gettysburg! is a real-time tactics computer game designed by Sid Meier the co-founder of Firaxis Games, then was released in 1997 by Electronic Arts. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Sid Meiers Antietam! is a real-time tactics computer game designed by Sid Meier the co-founder of Firaxis Games, then was released in 1998 by Electronic Arts. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... “SMAC” redirects here. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Sid Meiers Alien Crossfire, published in September 1999, is an expansion pack for Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri, a turn-based strategic 4X computer game. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Sid Meiers Civilization III is a turn-based strategy computer game by Firaxis Games, the sequel to Sid Meiers Civilization II. It was followed by Civilization IV. Also called Civ 3 or Civ III for short, the game is the third generation of the original Civilization. ... This article is about the year. ... Sid Meiers Civilization III is a turn-based strategy computer game by Firaxis Games, the sequel to Sid Meiers Civilization II. It was followed by Civilization IV. Also called Civ 3 or Civ III for short, the game is the third generation of the original Civilization. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Sid Meiers Civilization III is a turn-based strategy computer game by Firaxis Games, the sequel to Sid Meiers Civilization II. It was followed by Civilization IV. Also called Civ 3 or Civ III for short, the game is the third generation of the original Civilization. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sid Meiers Sim Golf is a computer game created by Sid Meier and Firaxis in 2002. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The 2004 version of the game features a high-end 3D engine, a feature impossible to deliver with the original 1987 release. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Civilization IV or Civ4) is a turn-based strategy computer game released in 2005 and developed by lead designer Soren Johnson under the direction of Sid Meier and Meiers studio Firaxis Games. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 2008 2008 in games 2007 in video gaming 2009 in video gaming Notable events of 2008 in video gaming. ... Sid Meiers Railroads! is a personal computer game developed by Sid Meier that was released in October 2006 and is the sequel to Railroad Tycoon 3. ... Notable events of 2006 in video gaming. ... Civilization Revolution (full title: Sid Meiers Civilization Revolution, abbreviated title: Civ Rev) is a new iteration of Civilization being developed by Firaxis with Sid Meier as designer for Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. ... 2008 2008 in games 2007 in video gaming 2009 in video gaming Notable events of 2008 in video gaming. ...

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=14422
  2. ^ "'Civilization IV' Lead Designer Leaves Firaxis Games", Totalgaming.net, 2007-04-18. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

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Firaxis Games: Jobs (211 words)
Firaxis Games is one of the world’s premier game development studios and home of legendary designer Sid Meier.
Firaxis is recognized industry-wide for a progressive and fun culture that supports the emergence of new talent and strives to make each member of the development team a critical part of the game making process.
Building on ten years of success, Firaxis intends to move forward with a focus on creating technology that will drive our games to greater heights and set new standards for gameplay and graphics in both the PC and console markets.
Firaxis Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
The company focuses on strategy games and is based in Hunt Valley, Maryland in the United States.
An Xbox version of the game was released in July, 2005.
Most of Firaxis' titles are prefixed with Meier's name, due to the enormous influence of his name in the gaming industry.
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