Chris Kingsley, Chair of TIGA’s Education Committee, has been made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to the economy.
Chris Kingsley is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Rebellion, one of the top independent game developers in the world.
Founded in 1992, by brothers Chris and Jason Kingsley OBE, Rebellion has grown from an ambitious start-up to a world-leading games developer with over 300 employees in 3 offices in the UK (Oxford, Runcorn and Leamington Spa).
Rebellion has produced more than 85 games, including recent critically acclaimed and commercially successful games such as Sniper Elite 4, Star Wars Battlefront, and Battlezone. To date, Rebellion has had 32 worldwide Number One hits.
Chris has also shown an important commitment to enhancing the skills base of the UK video games industry. He serves as Chairman of TIGA’s Education Committee. In this role he has promoted TIGA Accreditation of university games courses. This is helping to promote best practice in higher education and to highlight good quality courses to students and to employers. He also serves as Chair of the Games Council at ScreenSkills.
As well as video games, Rebellion is involved in a range of other media, including: comics; books; tv; and fims. See: https://rebellion.com
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, CEO of TIGA, said:
“Chris’s recognition is well-deserved. Together with Jason, his brother, he has built a world leading media company providing jobs for over 300 people in Oxford, Runcorn and Leamington Spa
“Rebellion has produced more than 85 games, including critically acclaimed and commercially successful games such as Sniper Elite 4, Starwars Battlefront, and Battlezone. Rebellion has had 32 worldwide Number One hits.
“Chris is also actively involved in supporting the growth of the UK video games industry. He has served as Chair of TIGA’s Education Committee and has promoted TIGA Accreditation of university games courses. He has also acted as a Business Mentor for a number of young and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the UK video games industry over the years.
“Chris has worked extremely hard to grow Rebellion into a highly successful games company which will continue to grow and create jobs over the coming years. He has converted a lifelong passion for gaming and science fiction into a world-leading media company.
“Everybody at TIGA is delighted that Chris’s work within the videogame sector has been recognised in such a wonderful and significant way.”
Chris Kingsley OBE, CTO of Rebellion and Chair of TIGA’s Education Committee, said:
“I am greatly honoured and very grateful to have been made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. This honour represents a recognition of the achievements of Rebellion and perhaps more importantly, the entire UK video games development industry.
“I look forward to driving forward Rebellion, TIGA and the wider UK video games industry in the months and years to come.”