Ian Livingstone Supports the Next Generation of Games Designers in Sheffield

Posted: July 24, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Ian Livingstone CBE, one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry, has pledged his support for Code>Make>Win.

The competition encourages local tech talent to showcase their skills. Now in its fourth year, Code>Make>Win is set to offer this year’s entrants an exciting array of opportunities, one of these which is a visit to the Sumo Digital games studio at their headquarters in Sheffield.

Ian is currently a Director at Sumo Group plc, but his career in the games industry began when he co-founded the iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975 with Steve Jackson. Whilst at Games Workshop, Ian launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe, and Warhammer.

He also co-created the multi-million-selling Fighting Fantasy gamebook series in 1982. Moving from analogue to digital, he served as Executive Chairman at Eidos plc, launching global video games franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and more recently served as Chairman of Playdemic, developers of the hit mobile game Golf Clash.

We are delighted to announce that Ian will award prizes at this year’s Code>Make>Win Awards in October. Shortlisted entrants in the Games Ideas and Games Design categories will be invited to the prestigious event, offering an opportunity to showcase their product to an expert panel on which Ian Livingstone will sit.

Code>Make>Win opened for entries on 24th July and is accepting entries in the following categories:

  • Game Design
  • Games Ideas
  • App Design
  • App Ideas

Entrants can enter on their own or as part of a team and have until 28th September to submit an entry. To enter the competition, participants must be between 10 and 16 years old and live within the Sheffield area.

For more information on entering the competition visit www.codemakewin.org.uk

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