Founded in 1982 by game industry legends Sid Meier and Bill Stealey, the developer and publisher of Microprose released some of the best military simulation and strategy games ever made. After nearly two decades of death, the name Microprose returns, with a trio of new strategy and simulation games in the works.
The Australia-based company that currently has the name Microprose is far from the company that took us like a game Civilization and X-Com. My cityResident strategy game fan Luke Plunkett write a long history of developers / publishers back in 2011, following Microprose from its roots through purchases by Spectrum Holobyte, Hasbro, and Atari. The last game that bears the name Microprose is 2002 Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix 4. Now the name is in the hands of David Lagettie, one of the makers TitanIM’s global simulation sandbox, with Microprose co-founder Bill Stealey involved in several capacities, and they made more games.
Today Microprose announced the first three games planned to be published on PC via Steam. The first is Sea Power from the Triassic Games, where players control Warsaw Pact and NATO forces in modern naval battles.
Then there Second front from Hexdraw, World War II simulation with beautiful 3D graphics and hex. All good tactical combat games must have hex.
Finally, we have Drydock Dreams Games’ Admiral’s Task Force. This is a single player strategy game in which the players take over command of the US Navy aircraft carrier task force in the early stages of the war in the Pacific.
I know this is not the same company as the original in 1982, but these three initial games are exactly what I expected from the modern Microprose that will be extinguished. check company’s official website for more information about the game and what to expect from this latest version of Microprose.