The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, has today announced Ludus by Cube Interactive & Boom Kids , as the winner of the British Academy Cymru Award for Games and Intercative Experience.
Developed for iOS and Android by Cardiff-based Cube Interactive and Boom Kids, Ludus was published by the BBC for the play-along game show on CBBC. Children can use the app to play along with its on-screen contestants while they watch, whether it is live on TV or on catch-up via the BBC iPlayer service. The app works by listening out for signals embedded in the broadcast, inaudible to viewers, to help it synchronise its seven games with the ones being shown on the television. The app gives players the chance to outdo the on-screen contestants.
PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD
In a ceremony hosted by BAFTA Cymru at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff as part of the Wales Games Development Show and Digital Innovation Week Wales, the Award and three commendations were presented by BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris. Mitu is a game designer, programmer and founder of one-woman indie studio, The Tiniest Shark. Mitu was also named one of Develop magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 upcoming developers in 2012.
The three commendation certificates presented during the evening acknowledge excellence within the following areas: Technical Achievement, Artistic Achievement and Gameplay Design.
GAMEPLAY DESIGN COMMENDATION
RED REMOVER BLAST – Gaz Thomas Media Ltd
ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT COMMENDATION
MASTER REBOOT – Wales Interactive Ltd
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT COMMENDATION
REVERIE – Yello Brick