Charles Cecil Net Worth

Charles Cecil Net Worth is
$700,000

Charles Cecil Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Charles Cecil MBE is a video game designer and co-founder of Revolution Software. Cecil was brought to the Democratic Republic of the Congo when he was still very young, but was evacuated at two years after Mobutu Sese Seko's coup d'état. He was then educated at Bedales School in Hampshire, England. In 1980 he began his studies in Engineering Manufacture and Management at Manchester University, where he met student Richard Turner who invited him to write some text adventures for Artic Computing. After completing his degree in 1985 he decided to continue his career in game development and became director of Artic. In the following year he established Paragon Programming, a game development company working with British publisher U.S. Gold. In 1987 he moved into publishing as software development manager for U.S. Gold. One year later he was approached by Activision and was offered the position of manager of their European development studio.In 1990, Cecil founded Revolution with Tony Warriner, David Sykes and Noirin Carmody. Originally located in Hull, the company moved to York in 1994. Cecil became Revolution's managing director and would focus on writing and design. For the company's first title, Lure of the Temptress (1992), Cecil conceived with others an innovative game engine, called Virtual Theatre, that was designed by Tony Warriner. Cecil's interest in cinematic techniques and technical developments became manifest in Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars and the games that followed. Broken Sword 1 was a 2D point-and-click game, but by the end of the nineties Cecil took the company to 3D games with direct control, including Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (2003). In 2004 a project didn't get signed and he had no other option than to let everyone go. Nevertheless, he could continue to design by implementing the so-called "Hollywood model", in which each time a team is assembled to create a movie. For the fourth Broken Sword game, Broken Sword: The Angel of Death, he decided to work with Sumo Digital. By the end of the decade new developments made it possible to renew the back catalogue of Revolution, and in 2011 Develop ranked Revolution Software among the top 50 most successful development studios in the world. Currently Revolution is working on Broken Sword – The Serpent's Curse.Lure of the Temptress was followed by a string of critically and commercially successful adventure games, including Beneath a Steel Sky, the Broken Sword series, In Cold Blood and Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado. Beneath a Steel Sky and the Broken Sword series are often referred to as one of the best adventures of all time, appearing on numerous "top" adventure game lists and receiving several awards and nominations. Sales of Broken Sword 1 and 2 have made over $100 million USD and have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. New versions were downloaded by over 4 million people in 2011. Cecil worked on various adventure games outside Revolution, including The Da Vinci Code and Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.Cecil is currently operating as managing director of Revolution. He co-founded Game Republic in 2003 and has been a director on the board. He is a member of the advisory committee for the renewed Game Republic, and has been on the advisory panel of the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival. He is member of the advisory panel of the Evolve and Develop Conference, a board member of Screen Yorkshire, and a member of Skillset's Computer Games Skills Council. He regularly talks at events and to mainstream press about creative and commercial aspects of the gaming industry. In 2006, he was awarded the status of "Development Legend" by Develop. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to the video game industry.

Date Of BirthAugust 11, 1962
ProfessionWriter, Producer, Director
EducationUniversity of Manchester
NominationsBAFTA Games Award for Story
#Fact
1York, North Yorkshire, England [June 2011]
2He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the Computer Games Industry. He is the Director of Revolution Software Ltd.

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Sword: Director's Cut2010Video Game
Broken Sword 2.5: The Return of the Templars2008Video Game characters
Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game2006Video Game story
The Da Vinci Code2006Video Game story
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon2003Video Game story
In Cold Blood2001Video Game story
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror1997Video Game story
Broken Sword: Circle of Blood1996Video Game story
Beneath a Steel Sky1994Video Game story
Adventure 'A': Planet of Death1982Video Game
Adventure 'B': Inca Curse1982Video Game
Adventure 'C': The Ship of Doom1982Video Game
Adventure 'D': Espionage Island1982Video Game
Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse2013Video Game

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse2013Video Game executive producer
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - The Gunpowder Plot2011Video Game executive producer
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS2010Video Game executive producer: Interactive
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Blood of the Cybermen2010Video Game executive producer: Interactive
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks2010Video Game executive producer: Interactive
In Cold Blood2001Video Game producer
Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado2000Video Game executive producer
Broken Sword: Circle of Blood1996Video Game producer
Lure of the Temptress1992Video Game producer
Ghostbusters II1989Video Game producer - uncredited

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse2013Video Game
Broken Sword: Director's Cut2010Video Game
Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game2006Video Game
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon2003Video Game
In Cold Blood2001Video Game
Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado2000Video Game
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror1997Video Game
Broken Sword: Circle of Blood1996Video Game
Beneath a Steel Sky1994Video Game
Lure of the Temptress1992Video Game

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Blood of the Cybermen2010Video Game voice director
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks2010Video Game voice director
Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game2006Video Game game designer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse2013Video GameSergei (voice)

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norman's Book2009acknowledgment
Toonstruck1996Video Game special thanks: for 'lending a hand'

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Videogame Nation2015TV SeriesHimself
From Bedrooms to Billions2014DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Doctor Who Confidential2010TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2010BAFTA Games AwardBAFTA AwardsBest StoryBroken Sword: Director's Cut (2010)

Known for movies

Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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