BAFTA have announced that John Carmack will be awarded the BAFTA Fellowship at the British Academy Games Awards on April 7, 2016.
Carmack is currently the Chief Technical Officer at Oculus VR, but is best known for co-founding id Software with Adrian Carmack, Tom Hall, and John Romero. At id Software he played a big role in the development of famous game series like Wolfenstein, Quake, and Doom.
He will join figures like David Braben, Gabe Newell, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Peter Molyneux. Braben created the original Elite game in 1984, and co-founded Frontier Developments in 1994. Gabe Newell is the co-founder of Valve, the company behind the Half-Life series, DOTA 2, and the Steam store.
Miyamoto was the creator of Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda, two of the most well known series in gaming. Molyneux created games like Populous and Dungeon Keeper at Bullfrog Productions, while at Lionhead Studios he worked on games like Black & White, and the Fable series.
The British Academy Games Awards will take place on April 7, 2016 in London, England. They will be streamed live on Twitch, and will be hosted by British comedian Dara O’Briain.