UK videogame industry darling and lover of all turtle-kneck pullovers, Peter Molyneux, will receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Fellowship at this year’s GAME British Academy Video Games Awards. It’s about time we think, Molyneux has played a major role in highlighting the British games industry and created some of the most memorable games including classics such as Magic Carpet, Powermonger, Dungeon Keeper and, because we loved it, Hi-Octane.
On being invited to receive the Fellowship, Peter Molyneux said: “I remember back in 1967 watching the first BAFTA awards on television with my family and seeing them being so excited about those accolades. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would be possible for me to accept one of the greatest honours the entertainment industry has to offer. My first thought on learning that I was awarded an Academy Fellowship was that to be in the company of some of the greatest talents the entertainment industry has ever seen is truly humbling and secondly that this an award not just for myself, but for all the people I’ve ever worked with”.
The awards will tale place in London on 16 March.following the nomination last week