Here's an inspiring way to start your day, as Civilization co-creator Sid Meier builds a video game in under 48 hours.

It was part of a competition known as the Wolverine Soft 48 hour Game Design Contest, held every year at the University of Michigan. Meier, a former graduate of the university, was in town to help judge the contest.

The clip itself is more than just that, though; it's a short documentary on the man himself, made by Popten's Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza and produced by Motherboard.tv. Definitely worth a viewing over your morning coffee.

Oral History of Gaming: Game Godfather Sid Meier and the 48-Hour Game [Motherboard]