BAFTA GAMES AWARDS

BAFTA Game Awards 2013

BAFTA Games Awards

You might think that BAFTAs were just for films. But that’s not the case. The British Academy also has its own “Oscars” for video games. So congratulations go to County Monaghan man Terry Cavanagh on his latest success (with potentially more to come!).

Terry Cavanagh

Terry Cavanagh

His parents from Tydavnet who are over in Cambridge at the moment tell us he is in the running for a BAFTA award for his Super Hexagon game. It’s one of six nominations in the “British game” category, which has been added for the first time this year.

Dara O Briain

Dara O Briain

The host for the gala evening at the London Hilton hotel on Tuesday 5th March is another Irishman, Dara O Briain. It will be shown on the UK’s Challenge television channel (Sky 125, Freeview 46, Virgin 139).  Another of Terry’s game creations, VVVVV, won an award for being the most fun and compelling game at the Indiecade showcase for games developers in Los Angeles in October 2010. So let’s wait and see if he gets another “Oscar” under his belt!   gamegames-awards-logo-2926

BRITISH GAME:

1. Dear Esther

Daniel Pinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry

Thechineseroom/thechineseroom

2. Forza Horizon

Development Team

Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios

3. LEGO: The Lord of the Rings

Development Team

TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

4. Need for Speed Most Wanted

Development Team

Criterion Games/EA

5. The Room

Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade

Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games

6. SUPER HEXAGON

Terry Cavanagh, Niamh Houston, Jenn Frank

Terry Cavanagh/Terry Cavanagh

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