AN ENTREPRENEUR

Co-founded the iconic Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in the UK.

Served as Executive Chairman of Eidos plc from 1995 to 2002, launching the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise.

A CREATOR

Designed Eureka, the first computer game published by Domark in 1984.

Co-wrote the single-player adventure book The Warlock of Firetop Mountain in 1982.

Wrote 14 additional titles in the Fighting Fantasy game book series, which have sold 18 million copies worldwide.

A pioneer

Co-authored Nesta’s Next Gen review of ICT education policy, leading to the introduction of the Computing curriculum in schools.

Ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy in WIRED’s 100 List for 2012.

Listed in Debrett’s 500 of the Most Influential People in the UK.

Appointed OBE in 2006 and CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List for services to the computer gaming industry.

"The plan is to move children from digital consumption to digital creativity. Software engineers, artists and animators are always in demand, and not just in the video games industry. These are transferable skills and key to the digital economy."
Ian Livingstone CBE

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