Firaxis Games, Inc.

Overview

Firaxis was formed in 1996 by the three legendary game creators Sid Meier, Brian Reynolds and Jeff Briggs. Before forming Firaxis these three created some of the best classics of all times like Railroad Tycoon and the Civilization series at Microprose Software.

The company solely focuses on Sid Meier games, first with Sid Meier's Gettysburg!, Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, and later Sid Meier's Pirates! (a remake), and the continuation of the main Civilization series with Sid Meier's Civilization III and IV

In 2005, the company was acquired by Take-Two Interactive, joining the 2K Games publishing label. In March 2006, due to cost-saving measures, fellow Take-Two development studios PopTop Software Inc. and Frog City Software were merged into the company.

Also Known As

  • Firaxis Games East, Inc. (from 1996 to Jan, 2006)

Games

Sid Meier's Civilization VI(2016)
XCOM 2: Alien Hunters(2016)
XCOM 2(2016)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide(2015)
Sid Meier's Starships(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth(2014)
XCOM: Enemy Within(2013)
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies(2013)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World(2013)
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol(2013)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition(2013)
Haunted Hollow(2013)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Slingshot(2012)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Soldier Pack(2012)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown(2012)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings(2012)
CivWorld(2011)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II)(2010)
Sid Meier's Civilization V (Special Edition)(2010)
Sid Meier's Civilization V(2010)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution(2009)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization(2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution(2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution(2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Complete(2007)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword(2007)
Sid Meier's Pirates!(2007)
Sid Meier's Railroads!(2006)
Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles(2006)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords(2006)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Game of the Year Edition(2006)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV (Special Edition)(2005)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV(2005)
Sid Meier's Pirates! (Limited Edition)(2004)
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life(2004)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete(2004)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Gold Edition)(2003)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests(2003)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World(2002)
Sid Meier's Civilization III - Game of the Year Edition(2002)
Sid Meier's SimGolf(2002)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Limited Edition)(2001)
Sid Meier's Civilization III(2001)
Sid Meier's Civil War Collection(2000)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri(1999)
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire(1999)
Sid Meier's Antietam!(1998)
Sid Meier's Gettysburg!(1997)

Trivia

The company's name was inspired by an intense musical piece composed by Jeff Briggs, President and CEO, titled… Firaxis. Firaxis is a fusion of 'fiery' and 'axis.'

Their logo features the fire wheel, which symbolizes, according to the developers, the fiery axis of creativity from which all great game elements arise.

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