Ian co-founded Games Workshop in 1975, exiting in 1991 before embarking on a remarkable career in the video games industry. Along the way he has written multiple Fighting Fantasy gamebooks which have sold over 21 m copies worldwide. His latest book is a personal memoire - Dice Men: The Origin Story of Games Workshop.
In 1995 he co-led the merger which created video games publisher Eidos plc launching blockbuster titles including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Hitman and Deus Ex.
As an angel investor he has invested in many games studios including Golf Clash developers Playdemic Ltd which achieved unicorn status, and Fall Guys developers Mediatonic. He was Chairman of Sumo Group plc until its sale to Tencent in 2022. He is currently a General Partner of venture capital fund HIRO Capital.
Who better, then, to ask about his outlook for the Games sector?
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About the Investec Games Podcast
In a regular series of interviews, we chat to the leading lights of the UK’s Games sector, discussing their current businesses, their outlook for the sector as a whole, and also delving into their back stories and how they arrived at their current positions.