Warren Spector to receive GDCA's 12th Lifetime Achievement Award

Warren Spector, the industry luminary responsible for overseeing the development of such beloved games as System Shock and Deus Ex, has been revealed as this year's recipient of the twelfth Game Developers Conference Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Spector, whose most recent work includes Epic Mickey--and who also cut his teeth on a number of games in the Wing Commander and Ultima series--joins the impressive company of previous honorees. Previous winners of the award include a host of other important industry visionaries like Will Wright (the first awarded), Peter Molyneux, John Carmack, Hideo Kojima, Sid Meier, and more. The award is meant to honor the achievements of those who've made an "indelible impact on the craft of game development and games as a whole."

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 P.M., PST at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the 2012 Game Developers Conference.