Ken Levine to be honoured for lifetime achievement at Golden Joystick Awards
- Posted October 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 EDT by Richard Archer
In a press release issued today from The Golden Joystick Awards, it has been announced that BioShock Creative Director and Co-Founder of Irrational Games, Ken Levine, is to be honoured with a special lifetime achievement award.
It reads: "For the first time in its 31 year history, the Golden Joystick Awards will honour an individual for their lifetime’s work by celebrating Levine’s creative accomplishments ranging from 1999’s System Shock 2 to 2013’s BioShock Infinite."
Tim Clark, Group Senior Editor of The Golden Joysticks and Future Games added: “Ken Levine’s games transport players to new worlds that are as rich as they are dark. Best known for the critically-acclaimed BioShock series, his exploration of player choice and consequence, as well as his dizzying imaginative design work and storytelling, continues to be a huge influence on game makers around the world.”
Levine responded to his award philosophically, stating. "In most fields, people begin their careers being inspired by others. 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.”
We think that it is only right that a gaming pioneer such as Ken Levine is to receive this prestigious award, and we send him our congratulations and hope the award inspires him to keep producing great games.
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