Michael E. Bazzell

Also Known As

  • Mike Bazzell
  • Mike Bazzel
  • Michael Bazzell

Game Credits


Cyberblast (1992)   (Asst. Producer)


Pirates! Gold (1993)   (Pirates! Gold Sega Design)


Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (2014)   (Artists)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)   (Additional Artists)
CivWorld (2011)   (Artists)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution (2008)   (Lead Effects Artist)
Sid Meier's Railroads! (2006)   (Art Effects Lead)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV (2005)   (Artists)
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life (2004)   (Artists)
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Gold Edition) (2003)   (Art)
Sid Meier's SimGolf (2002)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (2001)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Limited Edition) (2001)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire (1999)   (Graphics Artists)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (1999)   (Graphics / Artwork)
Civilization II (Multiplayer Gold Edition) (1998)   (Art)
Magic: The Gathering (1997)   (Additional Artwork)
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! (1997)   (Graphics / Artwork)
Sid Meier's Civilization II (1996)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization II Scenarios: Confli... (1996)   (Graphics / Artwork)
Pirates! Gold (1993)   (Computer Graphics Lead)
Cyberblast (1992)   (Game Graphics and Illustrations by)
Ms. Pac-Man (1981)   (Graphics)


Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life (2004)   ("Firaxlish" Voices)

Creative Services

Final Orbit (1990)   (Box Art)


Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003)   (Firaxians)
Magic: The Gathering - Spells of the Ancients (1997)   (Rogues' Gallery)

Developer Biography

Mike Bazzell has been an artist in the gaming industry since 1986 and is currently a Senior Artist with Firaxis Games.

At Firaxis Games, he has worked on published titles such as Pirates! PC & X-Box, Civilization III, Civilization IV and Alpha Centauri. Prior to Firaxis Games, at MicroProse Software he worked on Pirates! Gold for the Sega Genesis, Civilization II and Magic: The Gathering. Before MicroProse he worked at Innerprise Software and Discovery Software developing computer and video games for such platforms as Sega Genesis, Amiga and Macintosh Computers.

Michael is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Illustration / Visual Communication.

Last updated: Jan 22, 2006