“Generation Z naturally collaborate”: games legend Ian Livingstone on opening a school

The former Games Workshop and Eidos boss on turning a hobby into a career, and why he is starting an academy.

Ian Livingstone (Justin Sutcliffe, courtesy of Ian Livingstone)

Ian Livingstone (Justin Sutcliffe, courtesy of Ian Livingstone)

There are not many who have had as much influence on gaming in the last four decades as Ian Livingstone. As a writer and designer of games, both digital and physical, he has played a key role in the development of geek culture – a phenomenon that has increasingly infiltrated the mainstream.

It's a success story that seemed improbable when Livingstone was starting out in the mid-Seventies, living in a van behind an estate agent with Steve Jackson, with whom he co-founded table-top gaming company Games Workshop.

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