Three BU graduates from BA (Hons) Interactive Media Production have been awarded a BAFTA at the British Academy Games Awards.
Katherine Bidwell, Luke Whittaker and Daniel Fountain won the award for Artistic Achievement for their game Lumino City, beating the likes of Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4. The British Academy Games Awards celebrates achievement in games design and this year’s ceremony was held at a glamorous London location and was attended by celebrities and big names in the industry.
The winning trio are all part of State of Play Games, who developed Lumino City and which was founded by Katherine and Luke in 2008. Katherine said of their win: “It’s been a huge achievement for us as we are a team of just four making the game over a period of three years.”
“Lumino City is a truly unique way to make a game. Everything you see on screen was made using paper, cardboard and glue, resulting in building a 10 foot high model city, using laser cutting plus miniature lights and motors to bring it to life!”