BAFTA Young Game Designers Awards Names First Female Winner

July 14, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

The BAFTA Young Game Designers competition has its first female winner: 16 year-old Rhianna Hawkins, who won the Game Concept Award for her concept game, Tomatos Role. The other big winner of this year's honors was 15 year-old Adam Oliver, who won the Game Making Award for AlienX after reaching the final stages of the competition for the third time. Oliver made the final ten for the Game Concept Award in 2010 and 2011.

"Rhianna and Adam are two very exciting new young game designers," said Harvey Elliott, chair of the BAFTA Games Committee. "Rhianna, our first ever female winner, bodes well for the future of our male-dominated industry, and Adam, who has received a top award at the third attempt, demonstrates the power of perseverance."

"It's wonderful to be able to celebrate their achievements alongside all the other finalists at this special awards ceremony."

This is the fourth annual BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, which is open to boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 in the UK.

For more information on this year's winners, check out ygd.bafta.org.

Source: GII


 
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