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Charles Cecil awarded MBE

Revolution Software founder joins growing list of UK industry luminaries

Revolution's Charles Cecil has been named a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

In a Twitter message following the announcement the veteran British game designer said he was "thrilled, flattered and humbled".

Cecil has worked in the games industry for over 25 years, rising to prominence after co-founding Revolution Software with Tony Warriner and David Sykes in 1990. Within its first decade Revolution Software released the classic adventure games Lure Of The Temptress and Beneath A Steel Sky, and established the long-running Broken Sword franchise.

Cecil is also a vocal advocate of the UK industry, and was instrumental in establishing Game Republic, a network of Yorkshire-based game companies including Rockstar Leeds, Sumo Digital and Just Add Water.

This is not the first time a British designer has been recognised for their achievements. Paul and Oliver Collyer, who created the Championship manager series, received MBEs in the 2010 New Year Honours list, while recipients of an OBE include Eidos president Ian Livingstone, Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobsen, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux, and Argonaut Games' Jez San, who helped design the Super Nintendo's Super FX chip.

Revolution Software is currently working on a remastered version of Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror for iOS platforms.

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