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Soren Johnson

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Soren spent his formative years playing games like Adventure Construction Set, The Seven Cities of Gold, and Lords of Conquest on his family's state-of-the-art Commodore 64. Many years later, he graduated from Stanford with a BA in History and a MS in Computer Science, focusing on adaptive algorithms and human-computer interaction.

Soren wet his feet at Electronic Arts, working on the PSX versions of Knockout Kings 2000 and Knockout Kings 2001 before moving to Firaxis Games where he was involved with many game in the Civilization series.

He left the company in April 2007 to join Maxis Software Inc. back at EA to work on Spore.

Credited on 21 games

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Star Control: Origins (2018, Windows) Special Thanks to
Sorcerer King: Rivals (2016, Windows) Special Thanks
Master of Orion (2016, Windows) Game Design Advisors
Offworld Trading Company (2016, Windows) Mohawk Games
DomiNations (2015, Android) Beta Testers
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes (2013, Windows) Design Consultant
Dragon Age: Legends (2011, Browser) Design
Spore: Galactic Adventures (2009, Windows) Senior Software Engineer
Spore (2008, Windows) Lead Engineer, Gameplay
Spore Creature Creator (2008, Windows) Lead Engineer, Gameplay
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (2007, Windows) Civilization IV Designer
Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar (2007, Windows) Special Thanks
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords (2006, Windows) Sid Meier's Civilization IV Lead Designer
Sid Meier's Civilization IV (2006, Macintosh) Lead AI Programmer
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete (2004, Windows) CIVILIZATION III Designed By
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Gold Edition (2003, Windows) Programming
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests (2003, Windows) Designer & AI Programmer
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World (2002, Windows) Programmer
Sid Meier's Civilization III (2002, Macintosh) Programming
Sid Meier's Civilization III (Limited Edition) (2001, Windows) Programming

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