In 2013 Rex Crowle and Dan Pearce were identified by BAFTA as Breakthrough Brits. Just a few months later, they're both BAFTA nominees.
In November 2013 BAFTA launched a brand new initiative, Breakthrough Brits in partnership with Burberry
. The project aims to identify a number of up-and-coming stars within the film, television and games industries. Developers Dan Pearce (also a BAFTA Young Game Designers
winner) and Rex Crowle have since continued to prove themselves as worth recipients of the title, having both been nominated for a BAFTA Games Awards at the 2014 ceremony. We took the opportunity to speak with the guys and ask them just how it feels.
Dan's BAFTA journey started when he was just 16 and was awarded the BAFTA Young Game Designers prize in 2010. He pursued a career in games and just three years later was named one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits. He is now an independent game developer and his creation Castles in the Sky (in collaboration with Jack de Quidt) has been nominated for Debut Game at the Games Awards in 2014. See the full list of Debut Game nominees in 2014 >
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