Bafta names Young Game Designers 2012 winners

Bafta names Young Game Designers 2012 winners
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

November 26th 2012 at 3:00PM

Victors to visit SCE London Studio and get the chance to work on their game with experts from the University of Abertay

Bafta has named the winners of this year’s Young Game Designers competition.

Hundreds of aspiring developers aged 11-to-16 entered into two contests to be in the chance of winning the game concept award and the game-making award.

The concept award was won by Vacuum Panic, developed by 15 year-old Charlie Hutton-Pattemore from Taunton.

In this category developers were tasked with creating a new idea for a game, including the description of the characters, the world of the game and its gameplay mechanics.

Runners up for the prize including Floating Log Games with Piping Thistles and Pleasant Peasants with Cube Wars.

The game-making accolade meanwhile was awarded to Christopher Purdy of Team Tanbridge Solo for his game Smily Dodgems.

Runners-up for the prize were The One Legg with Ball Boy vs The World and Team Bridge with Crystal of Harmony.

The winners will get to work on their games with development experts from the University of Abertay in Dundee, as well as getting the chance to visit SingStar and EyeToy developer SCE London Studio.