Richard Allen Garriott, executive producer, NCsoft® North America, will be honored with this year's Game Developers Choice Award for Lifetime Achievement. A respected pioneer of the computer gaming world and best known for his monumental game series Ultima, Garriott will be recognized for fueling the presence of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) in the mass market. The iconic game maker, known in the industry as Lord British, is credited with being a giant force within the gaming community. Produced and hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), the 6th annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 22 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium.
Since I'll be there I'll make sure to take pictures! It always seems odd when someone so young gets a lifetime achievement award. You expect someone who's been doing his craft for a hundred years to grab it. Ahhh how time flies. This industry is still so very young.