Imperial College, Queen's Gate, South Kensington
London, England SW7 2AZ

"Our next STIR lecture presents Britain's leading game designer Peter Molyneux who will explore how games and game design may be applied to 'real life' scenarios and are not solely good entertainment.

Peter Molyneux is one of the best-known names in the international world of computer games. He co-founded Bullfrog Productions in 1987 and created a new genre of computer games, “the god game” with the release of Populous. Since then Peter has been responsible for a string of massive selling games including Powermonger, Theme Park, Magic Carpet and Dungeon Keeper. Cumulative sales of these Bullfrog games are around ten million worldwide."

In 1997 Peter left Bullfrog Productions to form a new games development company Lionhead Studios. The company has released five games including Black & White and Fable and the cumulative sales are approaching the 5 million mark. In April 2006 Lionhead Studios was sold to Microsoft Corp. The company’s first release under Microsoft ownership, Fable 2 went on sale in October 2008 and shot straight to the top of UK All Formats chart in its first week of launch.

Peter is recognised as one of the computer games industry’s most articulate and eloquent speakers on the subject of the development of computer games. Peter was awarded an OBE in the 2005 New Years Honours List for services to the computer video games industry. In 2007 the French government recognized his services to the game industry with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Knighthood in the Order of Arts and Letters).

This event is free, but space is limited, so please reserve your seat.

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Added by nico_macdonald on November 7, 2008