Sid Meier

1954 - Today

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Sidney K. Meier ( MIRE; born February 24, 1954) is a Canadian-American programmer, designer, and producer of several strategy video games and simulation video games, including the Civilization series. Meier co-founded MicroProse in 1982 with Bill Stealey and is the Director of Creative Development of Firaxis Games, which he co-founded with Jeff Briggs and Brian Reynolds in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sid Meier has received more than 1,533,824 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Sid Meier is the 10th most popular game designer (down from 7th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Canada (up from 160th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Game Designer.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

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  • 4.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among game designers, Sid Meier ranks 10 out of 46Before him are Gabe Newell, Markus Persson, Gunpei Yokoi, Jeff Kinney, Alexey Pajitnov, and Satoru Iwata. After him are Satoshi Tajiri, Steve Jackson, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Toru Iwatani, Shinji Mikami, and Lizzie Magie.

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Among people born in 1954, Sid Meier ranks 100Before him are Joey DeMaio, Andrei Karlov, Steven Pinker, Alejandro Sabella, Lina Romay, and Trevor Berbick. After him are Uli Jon Roth, Jane Campion, Milan Martić, Karin Fossum, Lorraine Bracco, and Jeff Porcaro.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Sid Meier ranks 141 out of 1,130Before him are Robert Langlands (1936), Shawn Mendes (1998), Nelly Furtado (1978), Louis Riel (1844), Evangeline Lilly (1979), and Marc Ouellet (1944). After him are Arthur Hiller (1923), John Tuzo Wilson (1908), Brian Kernighan (1942), Raymond Burr (1917), James Gosling (1955), and David Johnston (1941).


Among game designers born in Canada, Sid Meier ranks 1