Earlier this year Sid Meier and Bruce Shelley, a pair of game industry luminaries who have together shaped the history of video and board game development through their work on everything from Railroad Tycoon to Age of Empires, took to the stage at GDC 2017 to present a Classic Game Postmortem on Sid Meier's Civilization.
It was a fascinating talk about the making of a groundbreaking game. In addition to the nuts and bolts of development, the pair delved into how, with Civilization, Shelley's background in board game design and Meier's history of sim game development shaped the final product.
The game and its sequels have influenced a generation of game makers, so it's well worth your time to learn about how it all began by watching the Classic Game Postmortem of Civilization on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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