Six new stars were unveiled yesterday on Walk of Game, the landmark destination honoring icons of the videogame industry. This year, Walk of Game celebrated Sid Meier (creator of Civilization, Railroad Tycoon and Pirates) and John Carmack (Technical Director, id Software – developers of Doom and Quake) for Lifetime Achievement, and Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), StarCraft, Final Fantasy and EverQuest as favorite Games/Characters. Each received a star on Walk of Game, located inside San Francisco’s Metreon, a mecca for the gaming community in downtown San Francisco.
The 2006 inductees were honored at a press and industry-only reception where the stars were unveiled. Sid Meier and John Carmack were in attendance to accept their stars for Lifetime Achievement. Accepting on behalf of Lara Croft was Bill Gardner, CEO of US Publishing for Eidos, Toby Gard, design and creative consultant for Lara Croft, and Karima Adebibe, the new Lara Croft model; accepting for EverQuest was Chris Lena (Producer), and Firiona Vie from EverQuest and Antonia Bayle, Queen of Qeynos from EverQuest II; Sonia Im from Square Enix was joined by a team of cosplayers to accept the star for Final Fantasy, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Shane Dabiri, Producer, and Bob Fitch, Lead Software Engineer, accepted on behalf of StarCraft.