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In April 1997, Activision acquired the rights to the name “Civilization” in its Avalon Hill PC games. Seven months later, Avalon Hill and Activision sued MicroProse for trademark infringement for the rights to the “Civilization” name, claiming: That the agreement with MicroProse on the Civilization name extends only to the first game and no other, particularly Civilization II.[12][10] In response to the complaint, MicroProse Hartland Trefoil purchased in December 1997. Meier gave some advice on the direction of the game, then Reynolds worked for Civilization II with Doug Kaufman, another MicroProse collaborator who worked on writing his adventure games [4]. The series was first developed by Meier when he was at MicroProse, the studio he co-founded. After Spectrum Holobyte controlled MicroProse, Meier left Firaxis Games in 1996 along with other designers, who have since been the main developer of the series. Over the years, some of the crew members who participated in the development of the series managed to produce their own strategy games, such as Bruce Shelley (Civilization Co-designer) of Age of Empires Ruhm, Brian Reynolds (Civilization II Lead Designer and Programmer), who later developed Rise of Nations, and Soren Johnson (Civilization III Co-Designer and Civilization IV Lead Designer), who worked on Spore and Offworld Trading Company. Some problems with the name Civilization, due to the civilization board game developed by Francis Tresham in 1980, appeared in the late 1990s, but were solved through agreements, comparisons and acquisitions of publishers. Take-Two, the parent company of Firaxis, currently owns the nominative and intellectual property rights to the series. As of February 2017, the series has delivered more than 40 million units. [1] Stealey had pushed MicroProse to look into home video consoles and arcade games based on its flight simulator software, but these investments did not go away and put the company in debt. [2] After attempting to arrange financing through an IPO, Stealey decided to sell the company to Spectrum Holobyte in 1993 and eventually sold his remaining shares in the company and left it.

[2] MicroProse was originally owned as a separate company by Spectrum Holobyte. [5] Until 1996, Spectrum Holobyte decided to consolidate its brand under the name MicroProse, which resulted in the cutting of a large number of MicroProse employees. . . .

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