LARA of Honor to Todd Howard

We’re very excited and proud to share news that at this year’s LARA (also known as The German Games Award), Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard will receive the ‘LARA of Honor’ award.

Widely considred the highlight of the annual award show, the LARA of Honor has been given out since 2007. Previous winners include Ralph H Baer (2007), Allan Alcorn (2007), Jürgen Goeldner (2008), Alexej Pajitnov (2009), Nolan Bushnell (2010), Yves Guillemot (2011), Will Wright (2012) and Richard Garriott (2013).

Everyone at Bethesda is very excited for Todd to receive this award. It’s a testament to the hard work he and the BGS team has done, and to the great games they have produced over the last 20 years.

For more details, read the full press release after the break…

LARA of Honor goes to Todd Howard

On May 15thin Munich – the LARA – The German Games Award, will be awarded in a joint ceremony together with the German Computer Game Awards. The absolute highlight of the LARAs is the awarding of the LARA of Honor, which this year goes to Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios.  

On the evening of May 15th, a joint celebratory gala event in the Munich Postpalast, will see the presentation of the LARA – The German Games Award together with the German Computer Game Awards. The LARA is awarded in the following categories: ‘Best International Computer Game’, ‘Best International Console Game’, ‘Best International Mobile Game’, ‘The LARA Audience Prize’ and the ‘LARA of Honor’.

This year’s ‘LARA of Honor’ winner is Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. Upon graduation from The College of William and Mary, he followed a passion he had nurtured since his earliest childhood: Games. He joined Bethesda in 1994 and has designed and developed games as part of the studio known as Bethesda Game Studios.

Todd Howard is considered one of the pioneers of ‘open world’ games. Over the years his developments have written history and are some of the most globally successful computer games ever produced. As the years have gone by he has also been bestowed with countless awards. The US games magazine ‘GamePro’ rated him as one of the most influential people in the games industry of the last 20 years. IGN counts him as one of the top game developers of all time. Two years ago he had a great honor bestowed upon him: The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) named Howard ‘Best Game Director’. Furthermore Todd Howard is one of the very few creatives in this global industry who has seen each of their last three published games granted ‘Game of the Year’ award status. ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’, ‘Fallout 3’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’.

Harald Hesse, Editor in Chief of Gamesmarkt and spokesman for the LARA jury commented: “We are delighted and proud that Todd Howard is doing us the honor of coming in person to receive the LARA of Honor on May 15th. Without doubt, with all of his inventive work to date he counts as one of the most outstanding personalities in this creative industry.”

The LARA of Honor has been awarded within the LARA – The German Games Award framework since 2007. Receiving this award marks the recipient as someone whose work has made a real impression in the history of computer and video games.  The LARA of Honor award winner also earns a place in the Hall of Fame through receiving the award. Previous recipients of the LARA of Honor are: Ralph H Baer (2007), Allan Alcorn (2007), Jürgen Goeldner (2008), Alexej Pajitnov (2009), Nolan Bushnell (2010), Yves Guillemot (2011), Will Wright (2012) and Richard Garriott (2013).

Reader Comments

  1. Congratz Todd and the Bethesda team! Big fan of Todd Howard and the dedication and care he puts into directing these truly amazing games! Bethesda is one of the companies that I don’t have to question about the quality of their games. A lot of developers, new and old, have recently been going on the notation that they have to get a game out every year but then those end up lacking i quality and they end up sending a game out that is just full of a different story but the same content, models, etc. which is something I am glad Bethesda does not do and that they take their time to craft unforgettable adventures and stories that have a very high replay value.

  2. YAY Todd!! Great job and thank you and all the people who have worked to make gaming so much better 🙂

  3. I’m glad for Mr. Howard, but I cannot forgive or forget what Bethesda done with us supporters when their grredy excutives scrapped all good work of Human Head Studios and ordered to Arkane to rebuild the game from scratch. And because that, I must say I’ll not waste my time and money buying that stupid forgery being produced by Arkane – to be honest, I’ll never again buy any game from Bethesda. I’m not a dog to accept the first bone which is thrown to me.

  4. When can we expect the Next TES6 Game, is ESO even a Success.

    I Seriously Hope its Valenwood with Elswyer being the DLC snce both contenents are rather Small.

    Its like Valenwood is the size of Solstheim as in the Only Next Game, so Please make those two 1

    People are saying to put Summerset Isle with those two Contnents, but that would be asking too much.

    What about Black Marsh you say, well not many are fond of the place anyway