A man is knight for his contribution to the world of video game
On January 3, 2022, Hero Capital announced that one of his co-founders, Ian Livingstone, had been a knight by Queen Elizabeth II. Although it seems rather unusual, Sir Ian has made many contributions to the video game industry — and this for forty years.
It turns out that Sir Ian is at the origin of many contributions to video games. After Founded Games Workshop, Livingstone has invested and writes games for Do mark and Lidos Interactive, both of whom have become the Square Enix Europe division. Before the acquisition, Livingstone participated in video game projects such as Remaster Tomb Raider, Hitman, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and the writing of the Eureka game! For Do mark before his acquisition by Lidos Interactive in the 90s.
Since then, Livingstone has continued to contribute to the video game industry, including investing in the Fall Guys Tonic Games studio. He also opened the Livingstone Academy in September 2021, a school focused on learning digital skills, as well as the encouragement of creativity.
This is not the first time Livingstone is recognized for its contributions to the video game industry over the years. In 2002, Livingstone received the BAFTA Interactive Special Award for its contributions to the video game industry, and in 2011 received an honorary doctorate in Arts from the University of Bournemouth.
This is not the first time the British government recognizes its contributions. Livingstone has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for his contribution to the arts via the video game industry.
Livingstone had this to say when he received his Chevalier title: In simple terms, it’s a huge honor for me and a fantastic recognition for the British game industry and the brilliant people who work there. The industry has traveled a long way since I founded my first startup and I believe more than ever to the games and gameplay as a global force for good.