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We’re proud to see our founder Paul Durrant honoured with an OBE in the New Year Honours 2022, for services to the games industry and also to education.

Paul has spent the past twenty years helping literally thousands of creative individuals follow their dreams in independent games development. Many of the companies they’ve founded have gone on to great things, generating significant inward investment and economic returns for the UK. Paul’s unique and pioneering projects have included embreonix, Dare to be Digital, the BAFTA Ones to Watch awards, the Prototype Fund, the UK Games Fund and Tranzfuser.

Paul Durrant said,

“I’m delighted to have received such generous recognition. I’m so lucky to have worked with many wonderful people in video games and in education over the years. I hope my award also helps to demonstrate the continuing recognition of the UK’s early-stage games development sector as a creative and economic powerhouse.”

At UKGTF we see this award as fabulous recognition for our entire creative community, and we look forward to more of the same over the coming years.