Richard Garriott will receive the top honor at Gamelab 2017

RichardRichard Garriott, Ultima creator, Tabula Rasa and Astronaut, will receive the top honor at the Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Gamelab 2017 event in Barcelona:  “Premio de Honor 2017 de la Academia Española de las Artes y las Ciencias Interactivas”.

The academy, a cultural institution devoted to the improvement of a growing creative sector of over 400 companies and 4,000 professionals, is giving its Honorary Award to Garriott at the event this year in late June. The institution agreed on recognizing Garriott’s influential contributions to the evolution of the games medium and his important role in the game Industry for setting the bases of the massive multiplayer role-playing genre with games and series like Ultima and Ultima Online, said Xavier Carrillo.

The award presentation act will take place at Barcelona’s Hesperia Tower Hotel on thursday June 29th, as part of the annual Gamelab Barcelona, a think tank-like conference.