Hunt Valley game maker Sid Meier will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, officials announced last week.
Meier,45, is a legend in the computer game industry. In the early 1980s he pioneered flight simulations and strategy games at Microprose, which he co-founded in 1982 with "Wild Bill" Stealey. One of his best-known efforts, Civilization, was voted the best computer game of all time. His latest game, Alpha Centauri, is already being called a classic.