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Codemasters' founders awarded CBE

David and Richard Darling have been recognised for their work in the videogames industry

Codemasters' co-founders, David and Richard Darling, have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours and are being made Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

The brothers founded Codemasters in 1986 along with their father but after nearly 21 years they sold their stake in the company to Balderton Capital in 2007.

"For over 20 years David and Richard led Codemasters as it became one of the video game industry's great British success stories," said Rod Cousens, present head of Codemasters, according to the BBC.

"Their drive and passion for creating the best in interactive entertainment will always be part of the industry's heritage and this recognition is well deserved."

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