Ian Livingstone knighted in 2022 New Years Honours list


UK Games Fund founder Paul Durrant awarded OBE

Video games leader, fantasy author, Games Workshop co-founder and games investor Ian Livingstone has received a Knighthood as part of the 2022 New Years Honours List.

Livingstone continues to play a pivotal role in the games industry, including co-authoring the Next Gen Skills Review, which was used to improve digital and computing education across the UK.

He also played a significant role in launching and establishing the Tomb Raider series, is the author of the popular Fighting Fantasy game books, and lately invests in start-up video game developers as part of Hiro Capital.

Livingstone received an OBE in the 2006 Honours list and a CBE in the 2013 list.

Elsewhere in the 2022 New Years Honours list, Paul Durrant has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Durrant is the founder of UK Games Talent and Finance CIC, which supports early stage games development via the UK games fund. It also works with future industry talent via the Tranzfuser programme.

Previously, he led the formation of Dare To Be Digital, a competition for games industry talent in partnership with BAFTA.

The full Honours list can be found here.





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