You might think that BAFTAs were just for films. But that’s not the case. The British Academy also has its own “Oscars” for video games. So congratulations go to County Monaghan man Terry Cavanagh on his latest success (with potentially more to come!).
His parents from Tydavnet who are over in Cambridge at the moment tell us he is in the running for a BAFTA award for his Super Hexagon game. It’s one of six nominations in the “British game” category, which has been added for the first time this year.
The host for the gala evening at the London Hilton hotel on Tuesday 5th March is another Irishman, Dara O Briain. It will be shown on the UK’s Challenge television channel (Sky 125, Freeview 46, Virgin 139). Another of Terry’s game creations, VVVVV, won an award for being the most fun and compelling game at the Indiecade showcase for games developers in Los Angeles in October 2010. So let’s wait and see if he gets another “Oscar” under his belt!
1. Dear Esther
Daniel Pinchbeck, Robert Briscoe, Jessica Curry
2. Forza Horizon
Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios
3. LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
TT Games/Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
4. Need for Speed Most Wanted
5. The Room
Mark Hamilton, Rob Dodd, Barry Meade
Fireproof Games/Fireproof Games
6. SUPER HEXAGON
Terry Cavanagh, Niamh Houston, Jenn Frank
Terry Cavanagh/Terry Cavanagh