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Ian Livingstone receives OBE for services to industry

Industry veteran Ian Livingstone, currently product acquisition director at SCi Entertainment, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for services to the computer games industry.

Industry veteran Ian Livingstone, currently product acquisition director at SCi Entertainment, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for services to the computer games industry.

Livingstone's career began more than three decades ago when he teamed up with Steve Jackson to found Games Workshop and bring Dungeons & Dragons to Europe. He went on to launch White Dwarf magazine, which he edited for five years, before working with Jackson on the Fighting Fantasy series of interactive game books.

Livingstone produced the launch product for Domark in 1985, and became deputy chairman of the company seven years later. After Domark merged with Eidos in 1995, he helped to secure major licenses such as Tomb Raider, Hitman and Championship Manager.

Livingstone left Eidos last May after the company was taken over by SCi. He then joined SCi in September, taking on the role of product acquisition director.

"I am thrilled to have been awarded an OBE," Livingstone said.

"It really is a tremendous personal honour but also recognition for the computer games industry which is a great UK success story. Itâs been brilliant making a career out of what is, after all, my hobby.â

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