Leading games tycoon to visit West Notts College

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ONE of the world’s leading pioneers of interactive entertainment and fiction is set to inspire budding tycoons at West Notts College on 10th January.

Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop and co-author of the multi-million-selling Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, will share his tips for success with members of the college’s Vision Entrepreneur programme.

Vision Entrepreneur has been set up to coach would-be business people from the college, local schools and the community through monthly sessions, which include inspirational speakers and tips from industry experts.

Tomorrow’s session will see Mr Livingstone talk about his role as advisor to the Government and the British Council, as well as his position as executive chairman of Eidos, the company behind the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider franchise.

Mr Livingstone will also tour the college’s new £5m Create building and take part in a question and answer session with computer science and creative arts students.

He will also give a filmed interview with interactive media students.

Said principal Asha Khemka: “To have one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry visit the college and speak about his business endeavours is a real honour.”

For more details contact Rachel Bates on Mansfield 627191 ext. 8019 or email rachel.bates@wnc.ac.uk