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Peter Molyneux Receives OBE

Peter Molyneux, the founder of game developer Bullfrog Software and creator of games including Populous, Fable, Black & White and _Dungeon Keeper</...

Simon Carless, Blogger

December 31, 2004

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Peter Molyneux, the founder of game developer Bullfrog Software and creator of games including Populous, Fable, Black & White and Dungeon Keeper has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the UK's New Years Honors list. Molyneux, who now heads up Guildford, England-based Lionhead Software, commented to BBC News Online: "It's come completely out of the blue. I never would have guessed that I'd have that kind of honour." The honors are "awarded on merit, for exceptional achievement or service", and chosen by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. The Order of the British Empire was originally created by King George V in 1917 to award civilians helping the war effort who couldn't be given military medals. Other OBEs were simultaneously awarded to prominent British figures including golfer Colin Montgomerie, Olympic yachtsman Ben Ainslie, and John Shepherd-Barron, inventor of the ATM, alongside other honors including MBEs, CBEs, and knighthoods.

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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