Luke worked as a freelance Flash designer, creating games for clients including BBC, MTV and charities Oxfam and Macmillan, before founding State of Play Games, an independent games studio based in south London, where he is creative lead. The studio’s most recent game Lumino City was triple-BAFTA nominated and won the award for Artistic Achievement in 2015. Luke was the director, animator and games designer on that project and also contributed to the music and sound design. State of Play’s previous game, KAMI, was an Apple Editor's Choice when it was released in 2013 and was nominated for the SXSW Gamer's Voice Award 2014.
It was one of the best phone calls of my life hearing that I’d been named and it feels wonderful to know that my work has been recognised by BAFTA, there’s no greater honour. I can’t wait to see who I meet and what potential collaborations come out of it. What we do is such a crossover. I’m interested in meeting filmmakers and other artists, anyone who is interested in trying new things. Operating on the borders of what you understand is, for me, the most exciting space. You’re not really having fun unless you’re learning.