Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sparks, MD, Firaxis Games is a world renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “Make Life Epic” and to inspire our employees to "Build Games to Stand the Test of Time". Firaxis' unique and dynamic process of game development has resulted in the creation of groundbreaking titles including, Sid Meier's Civilization, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Sid Meier's Ace Patrol delivering endless fun to millions of gamers around the globe across a variety of platforms and devices. Firaxis employees enjoy health and wellness programs including paid health club memberships and in-office Yoga classes and are rewarded with benefits such as bonuses, a matching 401k and team and company product launch parties and events. Firaxis is an incredibly creative, collaborative and supportive environment and one where employees can't wait to come to work! In 2012, Firaxis was named as the World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine.