Xu He, aged 31 from Beijing, is awarded £15,000 scholarship towards course fees and living expenses for the MA in Games Design and Development at the National Film and Television School. Xu is being mentored by Mike Bithell.
Being awarded a BAFTA scholarship is really a great honour for me
As an independent game developer Xu has created titles such as Memory Detective and Cat Bounce. She has also worked in China for the companies Gamegou Ltd and Playcrab Inc.
Xu previously studied Biotechnology at Beijing Forestry University and Psychology at Capital Normal University in Beijing.
Xu said: “Being awarded a BAFTA scholarship is really a great honour for me. It gives me great confidence and the power to realize my ambition to create impressive games that can influence the world. It not only means recognition of what I have done in the past but also trust of what I can do in the future. The financial support, the mentoring and the access to BAFTA events will all absolutely help a lot for my future study and career. I really appreciate all these.”