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					                BRAND OVERVIEW: SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION




    1991           1996             2001            ’02             ’03              ’03        ’04            ‘05




Overview:
         Legendary game designer Sid Meier, is the visionary behind Civilization. Originally released in
         1991 for the DOS operating system running on a PC, Civilization begins in ancient times as the
         player attempts to expand and develop an empire to „stand the test of time‟. It has been re-created
         numerous times for various platforms (including Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Amiga
         and Super Nintendo). Beginning with Sid Meier‟s Civilization III, the game has been developed
         by Firaxis Games where many of its creators, including Sid Meier, are in residence. Civilization is
         one of the most popular strategy games of all time, with a global fan base of over 6 million.
         Firaxis Games and 2K Games will release Sid Meier’s Civilization IV in October 2005.



 Taglines:
        •A Magnum Opus by Sid Meier and Firaxis Games
        •The best strategy game ever created
        • The most addictive gameplay on the planet – “Just One More Turn…”
        •A “Conquer the World” game with consistently great reviews!

 Awards:
      •Game of the Year Awards:
        Time, CGW, AIAS, Computer Games, Gamespot, Gamepen, Gamespy, Game Revolution, Wargamer

      •Editors‟ Choice Awards:
        Gamers Press, PC Gamer, IGN, Gamespy, CGW, Time, Rolling Stone,
        Newsweek,PC World

 Notable Quote:
        “You tell yourself, "just one more game,” even as the first rays of the new sun creep into your room.
        Civilization provides the most acute case of game-lock ever felt!” Gamespot

        “If you play one turn-based game this life, play Civilization III.” Gamespy

        “It is one of the most addictive single player games around.” IGNPC

 For more information contact Kelley Gilmore at 410-891-3001 ext. 131 or kgilmore@firaxis.com and visit www.firaxis.com




                               Sid Meier‟s Civilization is a registered trademark of 2k Games
                                 Firaxis Games is a registered trademark of Firaxis Games
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