Organizers of the Golden Joysticks awards announced that Bioshock creator Ken Levine will be honored with a lifetime achievement award. This is the first time in the UK based awards show's history that it has honored an individual for his or her body of work. Levine will be honored for his work on the BioShock series, the classic sci-fi themed action role-playing game System Shock, and other notable games (on a personal note Freedom Force will always have a special place in my heart – ed.).
"In most fields, people begin their careers being inspired by others," said Levine. "In turn, they hopefully end up inspiring others. The great thing about the still-maturing nature of video games is you get to be inspired by the work of novices and veterans alike. We're all figuring out day by day exactly what the medium is capable of."
Levine is currently working on a screenplay based on the 1970's sci-fi cult classic film Logan's Run for Warner Bros.
The 2013 Golden Joystick Awards ceremony will take place at The Westminster Park Plaza (London) on Friday, October 25. The show will be hosted by comedian Ed Byrne.