Sep 30, 2013

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Eidos President Ian Livingstone Departs

Eidos President Ian Livingstone Departs

Deus Ex Human Revolution BannerIan Livingstone has:

  • co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe as well as the retail chain (1975)
  • designed Eureka, the first computer game published by Domark (1984).
  • he oversaw the creation of Eidos plc in 1995, where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002.
  • brought us such memorable franchises such as Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Legacy of Kain and many others.

 

Now, he is leaving Eidos, hoping to work on many projects outside of video games such as the Livingstone Foundation.

The Livingstone Foundation is attempting to open Free Schools and Academies based on the creativity, collaboration, coding, and problem-based learning as well as using games as a learning tool. As the UK government’s skills champion, he will continue with his Next Gen Skills campaign, having convinced The Secretary of State for Education to introduce Computing into the school national curriculum beginning in 2014.

Livingstone will also remain active in the games industry as both advisor and entrepreneur in social and mobile games.

He can be reached on twitter @ian_livingstone

Source: Square-Enix

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