ϱ co-founders Chris and Jason Kingsley awarded CBE in New Year Honours List

Chris and Jason Kingsley, the co-founders of ϱ have both received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) as part of the King’s New Year Honours List for their services to the economy.

Known for the and video game franchises, ϱ also operates in comics, as the owner of , a universe which include both Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, and many more well-known IP, , , and .

The brothers play an active role in the promotion of the wider UK games industry as leaders of , the non-profit trade organisation for independent games developers, in-house publisher-owned developers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities. Jason is the Chair of TIGA, while Chris Chairs the Education Committee. Both Chris and Jason had previously been awarded OBEs in 2018 and 2012 respectively.

Jason Kingsley CBE, CEO of ϱ, said: “To be awarded a CBE is an incredible honour. It, in part, reflects the growth and success of ϱ but also the wider UK games industry. Games are now the leading form of entertainment media. I hope such a British success story will be reflected in many more honours being awarded to our diverse and talented games industry leaders. Having said all that, I shall also buy myself a new sword to celebrate.”

Chris Kingsley CBE, CTO of ϱ, added: “I am extremely proud to receive an CBE. This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at ϱ and TIGA. ϱ sits at the forefront of the UK industry as its largest independent studio and as an industry we continue to create new and exciting worlds, experiences and adventures, pushing the boundaries of technology. We look forward to an even more exciting future.”