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Creator: MicroProse
aka: Microprose

MicroProse is an American video game publisher and developer, founded by Wild Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982. A pioneer in many serious computer videogame genres, it especialized in Simulation Games, particularly the Combat Flight Simulator variety. A niched and yet powerhouse company in the early 90s, it was acquired by Hasbro in 1998 after a streak of financial troubles which started with a failed venture into 3D Arcade Games. Atari (i.e. Infogrames) shut down the last former MicroProse development studio in 2003, and sold off the remaining rights in 2007 to Interactive Game Group, of which it remains a subsidiary or brand name mostly dedicated to casual and console games. Firaxis Games retains the rights for many of its older titles.

Its classic legacy is most notably perpetuated in present day by the Civilization, X-COM and Tycoon franchises.

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Games developed or published by MicroProse:

  • 1942: The Pacific Air War
  • 7th Legion
  • Acrojet
  • Across the Rhine
  • Addiction Pinball
  • Air Combat Aces
  • Air Duel: 80 Years of Dogfighting
  • Air Rescue I
  • Airborne Ranger
  • Allied Forces
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Ancient Art of War in the Skies
  • ATAC: The Secret War Against Drugs
  • Avalon Hill's Diplomacy
  • Avalon Hill's Squad Leader
  • B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Betrayal
  • Blood Net
  • B.O.T.S.S.: Battle of the Solar System
  • Challenge of the Five Realms
  • Chopper Rescue
  • Command H.Q.
  • Conflict in Vietnam
  • Conquer the World
  • Crusade in Europe
  • CyberStrike
  • Dark Earth
  • Darklands
  • David Leadbetter's Greens
  • Decision in the Desert
  • Dragonsphere
  • Elite Plus (released under its MicroPlay Software label)
  • European Air War
  • F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0
  • F-14 Fleet Defender Gold
  • F-15 Strike Eagle
    • F-15 Strike Eagle II
    • F-15 Strike Eagle III
  • F-19 Stealth Fighter
  • Falcon 4.0
    • Falcon Gold
  • Fields of Glory
  • Flames of Freedom
  • Fleet Defender
  • Floyd of the Jungle
  • Formula One Grand Prix
  • GP 500
  • Grand Prix II
  • Grand Prix Manager
  • Grand Prix Manager 2
  • Gunship
  • Gunship 2000
  • Gunship!
  • Hellcat Ace
  • Hyperspeed
  • Impossible Mission 2025
  • Jump Jet
  • Kennedy Approach
  • Knights of the Sky
  • Land, Sea and Air!
  • The Legacy: Realm of Terror
  • Lightspeed
  • M1 Tank Platoon
  • M1 Tank Platoon II
  • Machiavelli the Prince
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
  • Master of Magic
  • Master of Orion
    • Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
  • Mech Commander
  • MechWarrior 3: Pirate's Moon
  • MicroProse Pro Soccer
  • MiG Alley Ace
  • National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1
  • NATO Commander
  • Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
  • Phoenix
  • Pizza Tycoon
  • Power Flight!
  • Power Game III
  • Power Up!
  • The Punisher
  • Red Storm Rising
  • Return of the Phantom
  • Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender
  • Risk (Gold Edition)
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon
  • Sid Meier's Civilization
  • Sid Meier's Civilization II
  • Sid Meier's CivNet
  • Sid Meier's Colonization
  • Sid Meier's Covert Action
  • Sid Meierís Pirates!
  • Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
    • Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe
  • Silent Service
  • Silent Service II
  • Solo Flight
  • Space 1889
  • SpaceKids
  • Special Forces
  • Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the Girls
  • Spitfire Ace
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard
  • Starlord
  • Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy
  • The Strategy Game Room
  • Subwar 2050
  • Super Strike Eagle
  • Sword Of The Samurai
  • Task Force 1942
  • Teamchef
  • This Means War!
  • Times of Lore
  • Tinhead
  • Top Gun: Fire at Will / Top Gun: Hornet's Nest
  • Total Heaven
  • Track Attack
  • Transport Tycoon
    • Transport Tycoon Deluxe
  • Troika
  • Twilight: 2000
  • Ultimate Race Pro
  • Ultimate Football '95
  • Ultimate NFL Coaches Club Football
  • Virtual Karts
  • World Circuit
  • Worms Armageddon
    • Worms 2
  • X-COM: UFO Defense
    • X-COM: Apocalypse
    • X-COM: Enforcer
    • X-COM: Interceptor
    • X-COM: Terror from the Deep
  • Zeppelin: Giants of the Sky


Fuzion FrenzyMinigame GameSid Meierís Pirates!
Sierra OnlineWorks Set in World War IIIL-2 Sturmovik
Microsoft Studios Soho ProductionsVideo Game CompaniesMidway Games
JASF Janes Advanced Strike FightersSimulation GameF 15 Strike Eagle

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