Game Designer Molyneux Gets the Royal Treatment


It’s been a good time to be legendary game designer Peter Molyneux, if you happen to be him. On Friday, even though the ceremony was held almost a month ago, it started making the rounds that Molyneux had been knighted by the French Ministry of Culture for his work design work in the field. Here’s some more from Gamasutra:

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France and its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields. Up to 200 knights in the Order may be named per year, with fewer receiving the Officer and highest Commander rank. French recipients must be at least 30 years old, but no age restriction applies to foreign inductees.

With his induction, Molyneux joins other recently inducted game industry luminaries Michel Ancel, Frederick Raynal, and Shigeru Miyamoto. Some notable non-French knights in the Order, which does not allow the honoree to add a ‘Sir’ in front of their name, as an English knighthood does, include David Bowie, William Faulkner, and Allen Ginsberg.