Founded in 1996, FIRAXIS Games is one of the leading game development companies in the world. The fundamental mission of the company is to create fun, masterfully crafted computer games that live in the minds and imaginations of people the world over.

Prior to forming FIRAXIS Games, legendary game designer (known to many as the "Father of Computer Gaming") Sid Meier and veteran gaming executive Jeff Briggs worked together on several projects at MicroProse Software, a company that Meier co-founded in 1982. While at MicroProse they created some of the industry's most innovative simulation and strategy titles, including Sid Meier's Civilization, Civilization II, Railroad Tycoon, Colonization and Pirates.