Nominees and winners of the BAFTA Ones to Watch award in association with Dare to Be Digital in 2010.
The winner of the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital in 2010 was announced at the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards on Friday 19 March.
The Butterflyers whose game SHRuNK! sees the player reduced to the size of a salt shaker as they battle against Dr Shockalot to rescue the Kleinoscope (a device which reduces the world around you at will), also won the Dare Teams choice award.
The winner of the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award is selected from the 2010 Dare to be Digital winners who were announced at Dare ProtoPlay at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
These top three teams - as chosen by a panel made up of some of the top names in the computer gaming industry including representation from BAFTA, BBC, Blitz Games Studios, Cohort, Denki, Disney, Ninja Theory, Rare, Realtime Worlds, Rockstar North, Sony and Turner Broadcasting - were The Butterflyers, Gentlemen of Fortune and Pixel Pirates.
BAFTA judge Andy Nuttall who sits on BAFTA's Video Games committee said: "I was impressed with the level of quality at this year's Dare Protoplay, which just keeps on getting better. Each team showed determination to impress both through their games and their pitches, with plenty of originality and technical achievement on show."
Gentlemen of Fortune were also amongst the winners for their physics based action-stealth game Quick as Thieves, in which the player is challenged to navigate round their way around a museum at night to steal the valuable 'Macguffin'. The more items the player can steal the greater their abilities. However, get greedy and there is a greater chance of being caught.