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Richard Garriott to Recieve Award at GDC

Posted by Jon Wood on Mar 10, 2006  | Comments

Richard Garriott to Recieve Award at GDC -

Creator of 'Ultima' Series Richard Garriott to Be Celebrated by Peers With a Lifetime Achievement Award During the 6th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Thursday March 9, 1:46 pm ET

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Allen Garriott, executive producer, NCsoft® North America, will be honored with this year's Game Developers Choice Award for Lifetime Achievement. A respected pioneer of the computer gaming world and best known for his monumental game series Ultima, Garriott will be recognized for fueling the presence of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) in the mass market. The iconic game maker, known in the industry as Lord British, is credited with being a giant force within the gaming community. Produced and hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), the 6th annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 22 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium.

"It is a high honor to be counted among the legends who are previous recipients of this award, such as Will Wright and Eugene Jarvis," said Garriott.

During his 20+ years as a programmer and video game designer, Garriott has received numerous awards including Computer Gaming World's "15 Most Influential Industry Players," Next Generation's "America's Elite," PC Gamer's "Game Gods," and PC Games' "Designer of the Year." Garriott, along with his brother, Robert, was also named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Inc. magazine. Garriott was also recently chosen as the ninth inductee into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.

"Garriott almost single-handedly brought the role-playing game experience to glowing life," remarked Jamil Moledina, director of the Game Developers Conference. "Given his ongoing role in evolving the form to its current massively multiplayer online incarnation, we are proud to honor him for his lifetime achievement."

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