Bafta Fellowship for Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux, some gamers love him, some hate him and if you Google his name you may be under the impression he doesn’t always tell the truth. One thing is obvious though 2011 is his year. Besides being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Game Developers Choice Awards, he will also receive a BAFTA Fellowship at the 2011 British Academy Video Games Awards.

Although he isn’t a household name most gamers young and old will most likely be familiar with at least one of Peter Molyneux’s creations. As founder for of both Bullfrog and Lionhead studios the British game developer has been the driving force behind many unique games. With game series like Populous, Syndicate, Theme Park, Black & White, Dungeon Keeper and Fable under his belt he is truly one of the gaming greats. Being for ‘God games’ what John Carmick was for the ‘First Person Shooter’.

In a statement Bafta’s chief executive, Amanda Berry, said ‘We are delighted to be honouring Peter at this point in his long and successful career in video games. He is one of the leading figures in the development of video games as an art form and an inspiration to the next generation of creative minds.’.

Upon hearing about being awarded one of the prestigious Bafta Fellowships Molyneux paid tribute to the talent of the people that have surrounded him in his career: ‘My first thought on learning that I was awarded an Academy Fellowship was that to be in the company of some of the greatest talents the entertainment industry has ever seen is truly humbling and secondly that this an award not just for myself, but for all the people I’ve ever worked with.’

Source: Metro

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