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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: BRITISH ACADEMY CYMRU GAMES AWARD & COMMENDATIONS

17 June 2016
Event: British Academy Cymru Games AwardVenue: Tramshed, CardiffDate: Sat 18th June 2016BAFTA/Mei Lewis

Rant Media, Thud Media and Cube Kids enjoy success at the Cardiff ceremony

 

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has announced today the winners of the British Academy Cymru Games Award and four commendations. The ceremony, now in its fourth year, was held at the Tramshed as part of the Wales Games Development Show.

Rantmedia won the Best Game Award for TV Sports Soccer. Anton Faulconbridge of Rantmedia said: “TV Sports Soccer is a totally unique take on the most popular sport in the world. With DNA from classic retro titles like Sensible Soccer and modern arcade games like Crossy Road, TV Sports Soccer is a fast, endless, 'blocky-style' game of goals, goals and more goals.”

Thud Media won three commendations for Artistic Achievement, Gameplay Design and Sound & Music for Boj Smoothies, a colourful, fun and educational game where children can learn the names of the different ingredients, follow patterns, identify colours, improve their memory and reactions.

Cube Kids received the Technical Achievement commendation for Teletubbies.  
Aled Parry of Cube Kids said “We hope this will be the first of many more as we continue our pioneering games and television work in the kids market.”

Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru, said: “Huge congratulations to the winners of our Best Game Award and commendations this year. We are very proud to support the growing games industry in Wales and highlight the achievements of the increasing number of companies starting up and relocating to Wales.

“We are also pleased to host and support events in South and North Wales which bring together games, film and television practitioners with the wider creative media and cultural sector to help support the growth of the industry, such as our Doing Digital, Thinking Digital event and the Level Up event at Wrexham Glyndŵ University. We look forward to engaging with more industry practitioners as they become members of BAFTA Cymru.”

BAFTA Cymru also hosted the Dewi Vaughan Owen Keynote speech with BAFTA winner and Breakthrough Brit, Catherine Woolley, at the Wales Games Development Show and hosted a Gaming Zone at the recent Digital 16 event to promote the work of past and current Cymru Games Awards nominees from the growing games sector.


2016 NOMINATIONS WITH WINNERS HIGHLIGHTED in BOLD

Best Game Award, Sponsored by Games Dev at Wrexham Glyndŵr University
RANTMEDIA TV Sports Soccer

WALES INTERACTIVE Soul Axiom
Thud Media / Toots Enterprises Ltd Toots Race

Artistic Achievement Commendation, sponsored by Ubisoft
Thud Media / Pesky Productions Ltd Boj Smoothies


Squarehead Studios Ltd Star Ghost
CUBE KIDS Teletubbies

Gameplay Design Commendation
Thud Media / Pesky Productions Ltd Boj Smoothies

Squarehead Studios Ltd Star Ghost
Cube Kids Teletubbies

Sound & Music Commendation, sponsored by Spiros
Thud Media / Pesky Productions Ltd Boj Smoothies


BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Digital Creativity, Aardman AnimationsDoctor Who Game Maker
Cube Kids Teletubbies

Technical Achievement Commendation, sponsored by SEGA
Cube Kids Teletubbies

BBC Cymru/BBC Digital Creativity/Aardman Animations  Doctor Who Game Maker
Tell Player Limited Mr Quin