Lifetime Achievement Award for Meier

Civ chap to be honoured at GDC.

CMP's 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards announced that it will honour developer Sid Meier with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's ceremony.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises the career and achievements of developers such as Meier who have made an indelible impact on the craft of game development, as he has with the creation of a number of genre-defining titles including Civilization and Pirates!

"Sid Meier has served as one of our industry's greatest role models for more than 25 years, creating fun and intelligent games for a diverse public long before it was popular," said Jamil Moledina, executive director of the Game Developers Conference.

"Now that the rest of the industry is actively targeting the broader audience, it's fitting to honour him with our highest award and thank him for his continuing example of inspiration for the video game community."

Meier began his career as a founding partner of MicroProse Software and later founded Firaxis. He has created games such as F-19, Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, Alpha Centauri and Pirates! and was inducted into the Computer Museum of America's Hall of Fame in 2002.

The Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Independent Games Festival on Wednesday, February 20 in San Francisco.

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