• Our guest speaker for the 2017 Awards Evening is….

    • Jim Pope
    • News
    • 4 January 2018

    adrian and laraAdrian Smith. If you don’t know who he is, read on…

    • In 1988 Adrian and his brother Jeremy set up a small British game design studio in Derby, Core Design, creating games like Rick Dangerous for the Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad.
    • In 1996, they invented a new game, Tomb Raider, with a female hero, Lara Croft. The success of this iconic title was primarily responsible for the company being bought by Eidos Interactive.
    • Adrian ran a 200-strong game production team for Eidos Plc, producing six games in the Lara Croft –Tomb Raider series and winning numerous international industry awards including, on two separate occasions, Develop’s ‘Developer of the Year’ award.
    • In that role he managed and produced over 30 game titles across multiple formats with combined sales of over 50 million units.
    • Adrian is now Chief Operating Officer of Bournemouth based games development studio, Amuzo.

    To attend the awards evening, you should go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-media-writing-prize-2017…  Tickets are free.