Gifted game students crowned on BAFTA night

Gifted game students crowned on BAFTA night

By Rob Crossley

March 19th 2012 at 11:18AM

Swallowtail wins Ones to Watch on prestigious awards night

The careers of several young British games developers were given one of the best starts imaginable on Friday by being honoured with the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.

The student group, named Swallowtail, picked up the prestigious honour for the debut iOS game Tick Tock Toys.

Swallowtail’s journey to the prize began early last year when the Dare to Be Digital game design contest started looking for possible contestants.

Now, more than twelve months later and after extended periods of hard work, the group stands with one of the most prestigious awards in British game development.

Swallowtail is formed predominantly by students from Norwich University College of the Arts such as Rosie Ball, Mark Bamford, Kristian Francis, Sophia George and Callum Goold.

“We’re really thrilled and shocked to win and very excited for the future,” said George.

“Dare to be Digital has been such an amazing experience, from coming to Abertay University, working through the whole Dare experience with amazing mentors, and now to the BAFTAs.

“We hope we’ve made our universities, teachers and families proud of us.”