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MAW x *SCAPEmedia SPOTLIGHT: Videogames - The State of Play

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Ian Livingstone has been described as ‘one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry’. He was the mastermind behind such iconic brands as Games Workshop, the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Ian will relate his colourful story about his 40 years in the games industry and give a brief history of computer games, past, present and future, detailing how ‘digital’ has transformed customer habits and business models, expanding video games from a niche market into a global mainstream entertainment industry. Games resonate with Generation Z, the connected generation, who live in an age of high-tech communications, technology-driven lifestyles and prolific use of social media. How do we reach them? How do we teach them? Ian has a passionate belief in the power of play in contextual learning and will talk about this and the importance of having Computing on the National Curriculum to promote creativity, computational thinking and problem solving – meta skills for the digital age – and how learning-by-doing will be a core component of the Livingstone Academies opening in 2017.

The talk is brought to you by Youthub International Association and *SCAPE, in conjunction with Merlion Animation Week.


About Ian Livingstone

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

He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe.

He co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain with Steve Jackson in 1982, writing 14 titles in the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series which has sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

He designed Eureka, the first computer game published by Domark in 1984. He joined the Domark board in 1992, overseeing a merger that created Eidos plc in 1995 where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002. At Eidos he launched global video games franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

He co-authored the influential Livingstone-Hope Next Gen review published by NESTA in 2011, recommending changes in ICT education policy. Following publication, he chaired the Next Gen Skills campaign, working with government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014.

In the Wired 100 list for 2012, he was ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy. He was listed in the 2015 Debrett’s 500 of most influential people in UK.


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• A fully refundable fee of $5 will be charged for each ticket booking. Simply turn up for the event and register with us. Once confirmed, Peatix will refund your booking fee electronically thereafter.

• Seats are issued on a first-come, first-served basis (free seating arrangement).

• Seat reservations will close on 12 November 2016, 12 pm. Any cancellations MUST be done BEFORE the ticket cut-off date and time, otherwise your reservations will be locked-in. If you turn up for the event, the booking fee will be refunded, if not, it will be forfeited.

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Sat Nov 12, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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Venue
*SCAPE Gallery, Level 5
Tickets
Free Seating (Refundable) $5.00

On sale until Nov 12, 2016, 1:00:00 PM

Venue Address
2 Orchard Link Singapore
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*SCAPE Co. Ltd
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