Ian Livingstone OBE
Ian is a leading pioneer of interactive entertainment and fiction. In 1975 he founded Games Workshop with Steve Jackson and launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe, and the Games Workshop retail chain. In 1977 he launched White Dwarf, the UK’s first interactive games magazine. In 1982, again with Steve Jackson, he devised Fighting Fantasy, the series of interactive game books that sold over 15 million copies in 23 languages. In 1992 Ian became Deputy Chairman of computer games company Domark, becoming Executive Chairman when the company merged with Eidos. At Eidos Ian was instrumental in securing many of the company's major franchises including Lara Croft:Tomb Raider and Hitman.
In 2006 Ian was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his contribution to the computer games industry. He is currently Creative Director for Eidos.