MI6 to laud Will Wright

New conference and awards tap game industry's biggest name to put it on the map; Spore maker gets Hall of Fame nod at inaugural event later this month.

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The producers of the inaugural MI6 trade show and conference confirmed today that game designer Will Wright will be inducted into the show's Hall of Fame.

Wright, who will be on hand to accept the award, is the MI6 Hall of Fame's first inductee. The induction will take place on the night of June 28 as part of the overall MI6 Muse-Senet Awards.

MI6 is the brainchild of Promax/BDA, an organization that calls itself "a global, nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the role and effectiveness of promotion, marketing, and broadcast design professionals in the electronic media."

MI6 is an event designed to recognize game marketers and is the first time Promax is delving into the game space. It already has standing as an organization vested in the TV industry, with the Diverse Voices Award and the annual Promax/BDA Extreme Performance Conference held in New York City.

The MI6 conference and awards will take place June 27 and 28, 2006, at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center and The W Hotel.

The nod for Wright gives the game designer two Hall of Fame notches in his belt: he was inducted in to the AIAS Hall of Fame at the annual D.I.C.E. Awards in 2002.

Discussion

48 comments
LaniReaper
LaniReaper

Go Will Wright. If anyone deserves this, it's him.

webby1
webby1

MattRorie Next thing you know, he'll be traveling the world, sleeping with buxom women with sexually suggestive names and using sophisticated gadgetry to foil plots of criminal masterminds. He doesnt already??

Dawi
Dawi

Will Wright's ganes are original AND fun to play. For this, we should celebrate Will Wright's day at least twice a year :D

JAG_ROGUE
JAG_ROGUE

LOL. I thought you meant the UK's MI6... James Bond type organisation.

i_like_evil
i_like_evil

Doh! I meant: "I can just SEE his next game".

i_like_evil
i_like_evil

Well done Will! You definateIy deserve it!! You've had some troubling times in the industry in the past but you still manage to make great games!! (http://www.will-wright.com). I can just his next game.. lol

xanst
xanst

This award makes for an excellent pickup line.

DJ_Steady
DJ_Steady

Three cheers for Will Wright... What a game designer.. :D

Rangent
Rangent

Will Wright is great. I've been playing his games since the early 90's.

rvinsc
rvinsc

How come I dont know him.

GrimBee
GrimBee

Hahaha I thought that this Wright guy was Tom Green! LOL

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Will Wright is a God... naturally, he deserves those awards. :)

darkdaej
darkdaej

gratz to wright! he deserves it! I cant count the hours I must have spent wasting my youth on SimAnt and SimCity. Spore is gonna pwn!

alpha_company
alpha_company

MI6? Isn't that somekind of secret intelligence agency

Caboose413
Caboose413

Sure would be better if it was the James Bond MI6. 000: Will Wright.

Rtisan
Rtisan

Will Wright sure is a pro when it comes to gaming.:D He deserves this honor.

Carrie
Carrie gamerep

Everyone beat me to the good MI6 jokes. Still, what a goofy name to pick for a video game trade show.

GeneralGrey
GeneralGrey

First time I saw this, I immediately thought British Military Intelligence 6...this isn't as cool.....still nice though. Will Wright is a god.

cursedwolf
cursedwolf

spore looks like a winner....man i just hope my lame pc can run it....

AquaMantor
AquaMantor

Yay! Will Wright has succeeded at life!

ultrazone
ultrazone

MI6? So he's joining ranks with Jame Bond?

stiker71
stiker71

Anyone who can think of Spore should have this honnor.

stiker71
stiker71

Anyone who can think of Spore should have this honnor.

j14rk1n
j14rk1n

He deserves it. Spore looks awesome, and his career so far is rediculous success.

Caboose413
Caboose413

I hate Will Wright. He's too damn successful.

NoriNibori
NoriNibori

Will Wright Deserves the award, he is amazing.

xs101uk
xs101uk

Wright deserves more than this. The industry as a whole should celebrate his efforts, creations, and ground breaking work. But it is still good to see him being acknowledged by many today. Good work Will!

BassForever2
BassForever2

Is he the guy who made the sims? Thats cool, he deserves it.

Bunker900
Bunker900

Will Wright is probably one of the most innovative game desigeners... well... ever. It comes to no surprise that he has won this award. He is extremly deserving!

No45
No45

You've got to love cultural differences. I wondered what he'd done to draw the attention to himself... then I realised it's not *our* MI6 (UK), but a US MI6. *Our* MI6. :D But yes, he's definitely one of the few game designers that deserve to be singled out for praise.

The_XIII_order
The_XIII_order

Matt, you have a very strange mind, you know that?

WarVengeance
WarVengeance

Will Wright is an awesome game designer/producer he makes inovative games, but EA seems to keep making the same sequals to them all (eg. Sims)

MattRorie
MattRorie staff

Next thing you know, he'll be traveling the world, sleeping with buxom women with sexually suggestive names and using sophisticated gadgetry to foil plots of criminal masterminds.

hiho24
hiho24

Will Wright is definetly the most deserving game designer out there to get this award! Good job Will!

wilkinsg
wilkinsg

I wonder what kind of event it will be? Just the induction, or will their be announcements made, games availale to be played or anything like that?

cesar999
cesar999

I didn't even know they had these type of awards.