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UK gaming industry legend Ian Livingston will be knighted

British gaming industry veteran Ian Livingston has been knighted on the 2022 New Year’s Honors List.

Livingston has reached the pinnacle in his nearly 50-year career, including pioneering board game retail, bestselling author, game developer, gaming industry executive and successful government education lobbyist.

Almost 45 years since he co-founded Games Workshop and 35 years since he created his first video game, Eureka, Livingston is still involved in the UK gaming industry, which he, as one of the co-founders of Eidos, helped to form.

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Livingston is part of several independent studios including Flavourworks, Antstream, Fusebox, Midoki, The Secret Police, and Bossa. He is also a member of the board of directors of Sumo Group plc, the developer of AAA-level console games like Little Big Planet 3.

Speaking to VGC in 2019 as part of our Ian Livingston bio, he said, “As a lifelong player, it has been an honor to be in the gaming industry for almost 45 years. Work and play were the same for me, and I will never retire. “

He added: “I love doing game design and strategy, and all the studios I work with have differentiated products, which is important to avoid potential conflicts of interest. All the projects I work on are important to me, and some of the future games developed by the studios are incredible. “

Livingston was named OBE at the 2006 New Years Awards and CBE in 2013 for services to the UK gaming industry.

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