Peter Molyneux of Lionhead, known for games such as the critically acclaimed Fable series, is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC this year "for his contributions to the art and science of games."
"As a passionate creator of video games for more than 25 years and counting, and one of the creators of the 'god game' genre, Peter Molyneux exemplifies the principles of the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes 'the career and achievements of a developer who has made an indelible impact on the craft of game development and games as a whole.'"
Molyneux first established Bullfrog Productions in 1987, later acquired by EA in 1995. Molyneux then became vice-president and consultant to EA before leaving in 1997 to form Lionhead Studios.
"Peter is a remarkable asset to the games industry, and truly embodies everything that the Lifetime Achievement Award represents," said event director of GDC, Meggan Scavio.