Spotlight on Speakers (4): “Life is a Game” by Ian Livingstone — Life President of Eidos / Square-Enix Europe
Series that highlight speakers at this year’s Game Conference during the NLGD Festival of Games, June 3 & 4. Click here to download the 7-page preview of the Conference Guide (pdf).
Industry icon Ian Livingstone will talk about his life in games, the history of video games, the history of Eidos and the Life of the Lara Croft – past and future. He’ll take his audience on an exciting trip through time. Not to be missed!
Life President of Eidos / Square-Enix Europe
Ian Livingstone is Life President of Eidos and one of the UK’s founding fathers of interactive games and fiction. In 1975 he founded Games Workshop with Steve Jackson and launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe. In 1977 he launched White Dwarf, the UK’s first interactive games magazine. In 1982, again with Steve Jackson, he wrote The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first in the Fighting Fantasy series of interactive gamebooks that sold over 16 million copies in 23 languages. He served as Executive Chairman of Eidos plc from 1995 until 2002. At Eidos he helped to secure many of the company’s major franchises including Lara Croft:Tomb Raider and Hitman.
Main Track | Thursday | 10.00 hrs
The speakers program for this year’s Game Conference during the NLGD Festival of Games, June 3 & 4, is created in corporation with Control Magazine.
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