BAFTA has introduced the 4 winners of BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) Awards.
A complete of 51 finalists, elderly between 10 and 18, competed this yr in classes together with a tender clothier recreation idea for the most efficient authentic recreation thought, and younger clothier recreation making, which rewards using coding talents and readily to be had device to create a prototype.
The awards happened on July 8 as a distinct virtual rite hosted via presenter and journalist Elle Osili-Wood.
This yr’s winners are:
Game Concept Award (10-14 years): Habiballah Butt, Rewind
Game Concept Award (15-18 years): Harry Rimmer, Wish You Were Here
Game Making Award (10-14 years): Andrew Ah-Weng, Getting Out Of It
Game Making Award (15-18 years): Sara Szasz, Thoughtless
Harry Rimmer, 15, from London, who gained the Game Concept Award (15-18) class for his recreation ‘Wish you were here’, stated the inside track was once a pleasing marvel after a difficult yr of assessments and stiff festival.
“It was great coming out of a tough GCSE year to [win] this.
“The result came in right as I broke up for the summer, and I’m so excited that I managed to not just make it to the finals but to then win the contest, especially considering the other games I was up against.
“It was once a good looking marvel and I had a good time running at the recreation forward of it.”
‘Wish you were here’, is a mystery/puzzle game, where players solve various cases using time travel.
However, this time travel is limited to one day in each of the four seasons, meaning you can’t simply travel to the day the crime happened to figure out what happened.
Instead, gamers will want to commute to quite a lot of issues ahead of and after the crime to be able to acquire proof, interview folks, and confidently piece in combination the clues to resolve the case.
Another giant winner at the night time was once 13-year-old Habiballah Butt from Slough, who gained the Game Concept Award (10 -14) class for his recreation ‘Rewind’.
Rewind was once pitched as an leading edge recreation to lend a hand folks higher perceive what grief looks like and the phases of the way it works.
The teen stated; “I in truth did not suppose I might get this a long way, and I’m honoured to were selected because the winner via such a lot of folks.
“I’m hoping that I’m ready to have extra nice alternatives like this sooner or later.”
Along with their awards, the winners will be able to further develop their game ideas via workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities and more.
“For over a decade, the BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) initiative has impressed, supported and promoted the longer term technology of video games creators in the United Kingdom,” said chief executive of BAFTA Amanda Berry OBE.
“We are happy to announce this yr’s profitable entries that surround an array of formidable younger recreation innovators, demonstrating a breadth of multi-disciplinary ability.”
“After a shockingly difficult yr for training, we’re extremely joyful to peer the go back of the Mentor Award class that recognises people accountable for harnessing younger skill. My congratulations to all.”
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