Peter Molyneux

Guildford, United Kingdom

About Peter

Bio

Peter Molyneux is one of the best-known names in the international world of computer games. He co-founded Bullfrog Productions in 1987 and created a new genre of computer games, “the god game” with the release of Populous. Since then Peter has been responsible for a string of massive selling games including Powermonger, Theme Park, Magic Carpet and Dungeon Keeper. Cumulative sales of these Bullfrog games are around ten million worldwide. In 1997 Peter left Bullfrog Productions to form a new games development company Lionhead Studios. The company has released five games Black & White in 2001, Fable in 2004 Black & White 2 (PC), The Movies (PC) and Fable the Lost Chapters (PC and Xbox) in 2005. Cumulative sales are approaching the 5 million mark. Lionhead now numbers over 135 employees. In April 2006 Lionhead Studios was sold to Microsoft Corp, Peter is recognised as one of the computer games industry’s most articulate and eloquent speakers on the subject of the development of computer games. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates and was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. Peter was also awarded an OBE in the 2005 New Years Honours List for services to the computer video games industry. In 2007 the French government recognized his services to the game industry with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Knighthood in the Order of Arts and Letters). Lionhead’s latest game Fable II was released to rave reviews in October 2008; sales are currently approaching the 3 million mark. Lionhead is currently working on two new projects, one of which is Fable III. Peter was appointed as Creative Director MGS Europe in 2009.

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