Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone

Life President


Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry.

He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop and is co-author of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks which have sold over 17 million worldwide. He served as Executive Chairman of Eidos plc from 1995 until 2002 where he launched major franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He co-authored the Next Gen review in 2011, recommending changes in education policy to bring computer science into the national curriculum.

He is currently Life President of Eidos, Vice Chair of UKIE, Chair of Playdemic, Chair of PlayMob, Chair of Skillset’s Video Games Council, Chair Next Gen Skills Committee, Member of the Creative Industries Council, Trustee of GamesAid and an advisor to the British Council.

Ian and Paul Gouge will discuss “Mobile Gaming - Still the Most Disruptive Threat/Opportunity in Games.” As the number of mobile developers continues to multiply, how is the way mobile games are made evolving and what are developers doing to capitalise on the lack of gatekeepers? Is there space for so many indies?