Agent: Philippa Milnes-Smith
Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK
Gaming industry and an internationally best-selling author.
He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975 with Steve Jackson, launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe and then with Steve co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain in 1982, launching the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series which has since sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide in more than 25 languages. His own authored Fighting Fantasy titles include Deathtrap Dungeon and City of Thieves.
In 1995 Ian oversaw a merger that created Eidos plc where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002, and later as Creative Director. At Eidos he launched global video games franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Ian co-authored the influential Livingstone-Hope Next Gen review published by NESTA in 2011, recommending changes in UK ICT education policy. Following publication, he chaired the Next Gen Skills campaign, working with the UK government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014. He is Founder and Chairman of the Livingstone Foundation Academies Trust which aims to open schools with a maths and science focus to prepare pupils for the digital world.
Ian was listed in the 2015 Debrett’s 500 of most influential people in UK. He is a recipient of a BAFTA special award and was appointed OBE in 2006 and CBE in 2013. He holds numerous roles and directorships in the video gaming, creative and digital industries and advisory boards.
Ian Livingstone lives and works in London.