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Games creator receives honorary degree from University of Southampton

Published: 
27 July 2007
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Peter Molyneux, Chief Executive of Lionhead Studios, has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Southampton.

Peter Molyneux is one of the UK's top entrepreneurs in the field of computer games. He has been behind many of the ground-breaking, award-winning computer games of the last 15 years including Populous, Theme Park, Black and White, and Fable. Cumulative sales of these games now top 10 million.

His company Lionhead Studios is one of the leading and most innovative computer game design companies in the UK and was recently bought by Microsoft.

As well as receiving his honorary degree at the University graduation ceremony, Peter Molyneux also toured the School of Electronics and Computer Science. He is pictured here (right) in the undergraduate computing lab with Chris Lord (centre), who graduated this year with a First Class Honours MEng degree in Computer Science, and is now working for OpenedHand, developing software applications for embedded devices running Linux, and Tony Ambrus (left), who also graduated this year with a First Class Honours MEng degree in Computer Science and is working for the games company Rare.

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