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.
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.