Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux OBE has remained one of the most recognisable faces in the video games industry across 4 decades of landmark game titles and is still considered to be one of the world’s most innovative and celebrated game designers.

As the former Creative Director of Microsoft Games Europe, founder and CEO of both Bullfrog Productions, Lionhead Studios and now 22cans, Peter has led various sized businesses in the industry and designed hugely successful products (both critically and commercially) such as Populous, Theme Park, Syndicate, Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White and the Fable franchise.

His work has granted him multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards from various sources such as BAFTA, GDC Awards and the Academy for the Interactive Arts and Sciences. Despite his legacy, Peter considers himself to only be getting started. His most recent endeavour 22cans stepped into the casual gamer space with “Curiosity – What’s inside the cube” which won an Online Innovation award at the Develop Awards, then came Godus, a return to the God Game genre which Peter is widely regarded to have created early in his career.

Peter’s last release ‘The Trail’ continues to bring unique experiences to the world and in December 2016, Apple honoured ‘The Trail’ as one of the top 10 games of the year.


22cans was founded in 2012 by industry legend, and creator of the God Game genre, Peter Molyneux.

Peter’s dream was to hand-craft a team of the 22 most talented, passionate and creative individuals with which to make the defining games of his career.

We are a proudly independent company and we’re passionate about creating the next generation of innovative digital entertainment. We believe that a great team with great ideas can lead to great success, and, driven by true innovation and creativity, we’re determined to make some truly unique products.

22cans create games for the world, and the journey has only just begun.

URL: 22cans

Session: Keynote Speech – The Future of Game Creation