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Peter Molyneux
22 Cans
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Peter Molyneux

Company: 22 Cans
Location: United Kingdom
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology

Peter Molyneux is one of the best-known names in the international world of computer games. During his 18-year career, he has worked on numerous top selling computer games that have attracted immense critical acclaim and which have cumulatively sold in excess of 10 million copies. In the UK, Peter is the acknowledged godfather of the game industry. He also has a huge profile in both the United States and Japan. His career in game development began in 1987 with the formation of Bullfrog Productions. The company’s future was assured with the release of Populous, a ground breaking game, which created a new genre of computer games, “the God game”. Populous was a massive worldwide hit and has since sold 4 million copis placing it amongst the top ten most successful computer games of all time. Other top selling games including Powermonger, Theme Parkm,Magic Carpet, and Dungeon Keeper led the company to be recognized as the UK’s most creative and successful development studio. In 1997, Peter left Bullfrog Productions to form a new games development company, “Lionhead Studios”. Due in part to Peter’s track record, Black & White attracted a large amount of media attention throughout its development. It was voted Game of the Show at E3 2000. Sales currently top the two million mark and the game has won industry awards including two BAFTAs and the EMMAs. Peter is recognized as one of the computer games industry’s most articulate speakers on the subject of the development of computer games. He has spoken at the American Museum of the MOving Image, the British Film Institute, ICA, the Tate Gallery, and the Dortmund Museum of History and Culture. He has been featured in many national newspapers including the Financial Times. Peter has been profliled aon BBC Business breakfast, BBC 2 The Money Programme and the BBC 1s 6 O’clock News. In 2003 he received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Abertay. He was also inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. Peter was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to the computer video games industry.