SAN DIEGO (February 28, 2011) — Entertainment Media Council (EMC), the first and only association for entrepreneurs and business leaders in the video game industry, today announced that Peter Molyneux OBE, founder of Lionhead Studios and creative director at Microsoft Game Studios, has confirmed to write the foreword for Gamers at Work, the third title in the bestselling At Work series from Apress.
Gamers at Work is the forthcoming book by Morgan Ramsay, founder of Entertainment Media Council. The book explores the challenges of startups through dozens of interviews with the world’s most successful entrepreneurs in the video game industry, including Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell, and Naughty Dog cofounder Jason Rubin.
At Lionhead Studios, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2006, Molyneux was instrumental in the creation of the Black & White and Fable franchises. He previously cofounded Bullfrog Productions where he pioneered god games such as Populous and Dungeon Keeper.
Molyneux is one of the most recognized creators of video games. During the 2011 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Molyneux will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards on Wednesday. He will also be welcomed with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship at the 2011 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards. In 2004, he was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) Hall of Fame, and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In addition, Molyneux was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Des Lettres by the government of France in 2007.
Learn more about Gamers at Work at www.emcouncil.org/GamersAtWork. Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and the publisher Apress are currently accepting preorders.