The 2011 Game Developers Choice Awards will honor Peter Molyneux, co-founder of Bullfrog Productions and founder of Lionhead Studios, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the "art and science of games."
Though Molyneux has taken his fair share of lumps in recent years for over-promising on his Fable series, he has nonetheless had an influence on the industry for decades by creating innovative and fun games such as Theme Park, Syndicate, Populous, Magic Carpet, Black & White, and Dungeon Keeper.
Molyneux was chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement recipient by the Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Committee, which includes game industry notables such as Doug Lombardi (Valve), Mark Cerny (Cerny Games), Harvey Smith (Arkane), Raph Koster (Metaplace), Julien Merceron (Square Enix), John Vechey (PopCap), and Clint Hocking (LucasArts).
Organizers also revealed that Double Fine founder Tim Schafer will return as the host of the 2011 Game Developers Choice Awards. Schafer’s repartee is only exceeded by his design skills, so expect an entertaining awards ceremony that doesn’t insult the gallery (too much).
More information on the GDC Awards is available at www.gamechoiceawards.com.