London, United Kingdom
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Fantasy Author / Games Designer
Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the gaming industry, being ranked in Wired 100 list 2012 as the 16th most influential person in the U.K's digital economy.
Ian Livingstone co-founded the iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe and the Games Workshop retail chain. He also co-created Fighting Fantasy gamebook series in 1982, which has sold over 17 million copies to date. His latest book Blood of the Zombies marked the 30th anniversary of the series. He designed Eureka, the first computer game published by Domark in 1984, and joined the company in 1992 as a major investor and director, overseeing a merger that created Eidos plc in 1995, where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002, and subsequently as Creative Director. At Eidos he helped secure and launch major franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He co-authored the Next Gen review in 2011 published by NESTA, recommending changes in education policy to bring computer science into the national curriculum as an essential discipline.