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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)


XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (2017)   (Senior Effects Artists)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2016)   (Visual Effects Artists)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Risi... (2015)   (Effects Lead)
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 Alpha Centauri: Planetary Pack (2001)   (Graphic Artists)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (2001)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Limited Edition) (2001)   (Art)
Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition (1999)   (Art)
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire (1999)   (Graphics Artists)
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (1999)   (Graphics / Artwork)
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 (1991)   (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)
Knockout Kings 2000 (1999)   (Special Thanks)
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