British game developer Ian Livingstone, founder of Games Workshop and later Eidos Interactive where he worked as the creator of the Tomb Raider franchise has received a knighthood for his work in the UK’s video game industry.
Besides these feats, he has also written the Fighting Fantasy series of roleplay gamebooks and is a co-founder of Hiro Capital, which invests in start-up independent video game developers.
“Simply put, it is a huge honor for me and fantastic recognition for the UK games industry and the brilliant people who work in it. The industry has come a long way since I founded my first start-up, and I believe more than ever in Games and Gameplay as a global force for good.” says the now titled, Sir Ian Livingstone.
He has been a board member of several indie developer studios including Flavourworks, Antstream, Fusebox, Midoki, The Secret Police, and Bossa as well as Sumo Digital who created LittleBig Planet 3.
Sir Livingstone has also recently opened Livingstone Academy in Bournemouth, which teaches students from the ages of 4 to 18 how to succeed in the digital world with lessons on programming and other such tools.
Over his past 50 year career within the video game industry, Sir Ian Livingstone has achieved much and contributed even more. We at GamerBraves wish to congratulate him on his success and hope for the best in his future endeavors.