ELSPA last night announced the second entrant to their Hall of Fame would be the founders of Codemasters, during a presentation ceremony at the video games industry's annual dinner InDin.


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Jim Darling and his two sons Richard and David launched Codemasters back in 1986, with their first title BMX Simulator, and have since had over 60 chart topping titles with more than 400 members of staff working for the company.

Speaking at the award presentation, ELSPA's Roger Bennett said that Richard and David "took a teenage hobby and transformed it into Codemasters, a hugely successful business that has won many awards and works with the best development and games publishing talent and has an impressive portfolio of massively popular video games".

Earlier this year ELSPA welcomed Lara Croft creator Toby Gard as their first entrant in to the Hall of Fame during the ECTS trade show, as part of their commitment to honouring key people who have helped put the UK games industry on the map.

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