Molyneux bestowed French honor

Fable developer named as a knight in the country's Order of Arts and Letters for cultural contributions.


Lionhead Studios founder Peter Molyneux has yet another laurel, even if he never intends to rest on it. The studio today announced that Molyneux, the creator of Populous, Syndicate, Fable, and more, has received The Knighthood in the Order of Arts of Letters by the French government.

Created to recognize contributions to the arts and literature, the Order does not require its members to be French. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto was bestowed the title last year, alongside Frederick Raynal (Alone in the Dark, Fade to Black) and Michel Ancel (Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil).

Molyneux is also an officer in the Order of the British Empire, a title he was awarded in late 2004 for his contributions to the game industry. He is currently working on Fable 2.

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