Sid Meier Enters Guinness Book of Records
Sid Meier has been officially recognized as the most decorated game developer of all time by the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008.
Meier, the director of creative development at Firaxis Games, has won more awards than any other developer in the history of the industry on the strength of games and franchises including Sid Meier's Pirates!, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, and his most popular and successful creation, Sid Meier's Civilization. Prior to breaking out as a solo developer with the Civilization games, Meier also earned acclaim for his work on Microprose classics like F-15 Strike Eagle, Gunship and Red Storm Rising.
Highlights of Meier's career include being the second person inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1999, his induction in 2002 to the Computer Museum of America's Hall of Fame and a commemorative Walk of Game star awarded to him in 2006. More recently, Meier was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards.
"I'm fortunate to be able to do what I love and am grateful for all the wonderful recognition I've received over the years," Meier said. "It is every kid's dream to make it into the Guinness World Records and I'm thrilled to be a part of the prestigious book. I'm thankful to the many game critics who have enjoyed our games and hope they are as excited about our upcoming Civilization Revolution title as I am."
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, his latest effort, is slated for release in July on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS.