Much more than the creator of fable, Lionhead’s Peter Molyneux was behind everything from classic god game Populous to the light-hearted simulator Theme Park. These achievements and more will be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards during GDC 2011.
Kotaku will be there on Wednesday, March 2, in San Francisco, when the esteemed developer steps on stage to join the ranks of game industry talent honoured by their peers with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Molyneux has been creating games since 1982, when he distributed his early creations on floppy discs. Since then he helped found Bullfrog Studios of Syndicate fame, and created Black & White for his new Lionhead Studios, paying the game’s $US6 million development cost on his own.
“Peter is a remarkable asset to the games industry, and truly embodies everything that the Lifetime Achievement Award represents,” said Meggan Scavio, event director of GDC. “We’re proud to honour someone who has had such a profound impact on the industry, through his boundless enthusiasm and profound talent in creating games about choice and interactivity that the entire world loves to play.”
Double Fine’s Tim Schafer will once again be hosting the event this year, so expect to be entertained during Kotaku’s annual live coverage of the awards show and all things GDC starting late next month.