Colin Macdonald

Colin Macdonald

Games Commissioner, Channel 4

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Career stage: Expert

Colin entered the games industry in 1990 as Software Manager of SAM Computers, the manufacturer of the last British home computer. Following that experience he founded a small games company which brought around twenty titles to market, including licences of Lemmings and Prince of Persia. He joined DMA Design in 1997 as Producer on the multi-billion dollar generating Grand Theft Auto franchise, then helped found and was Studio Manager of Realtime Worlds, where he helped raise over $80m in investment and oversaw development of the 2 million selling, BAFTA-winning game Crackdown, and the online game APB. Colin was then VP of Business Development at RTW spinout eeGeo, and is now Chairman of facial animation specialists Speech Graphics, and Commissioning Editor for Games at Channel 4.


  • Business development
  • Business planning/strategy
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Monetising IP