The nominees for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales (BAFTA Cymru) were announced for the British Academy Cymru Award for Games & Interactive Experience.
Nominated for the award are:
The Doctor and the Dalek (BBC Cymru Wales Online & Learning/Somethin’ Else)
Infinity Runner (Wales Interactive)
A Mechanical Story (Skyfish Studios Ltd)
The Doctor and the Dalek, by Somethin’ Else, is a tablet and desktop game which offers fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of the Doctor – by working as a team, the Doctor and the only good Dalek in the universe must prevent the Starbane falling in to the wrong hands!
Infinity Runner, created by Wales Interactive, is a multi-platform sci-fi action ‘running’ game with 14 levels, fast-paced combat and support for up to 32 players in multiplayer mode! It is inspired by the disciplines of parkour and mixed martial arts. Available now on Steam, PS4 and XBox One, the website boasts:
Infinity Runner centres on a prisoner desperately trying to escape the decaying ship and the clutches of the terror within. It’s a sci-fi action running game for PC, Mac, and Linux that features 14 stunning levels, Oculus Rift support and multi-player.
Wales Interactive is a multi-award winning indie video games developer & publisher based in Bridgend.
A Mechanical Story, by Skyfish Studios, is a challenging, physics-based puzzle game that sees mechanical contraption meet real time game-play, with players having to correctly solve the puzzle by building working contraptions across 48 carefully crafted levels. It is available now on iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Skyfish Studios is a small games company from Cardiff, South Wales, founded by creators Mel Wah, Lucy White-Lewis and Yucel Karamanli.
The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony at Cardiff’s City Hall on Friday 19 June as one of the highlights of the Wales Games Development Show, the highly regarded creative industries event that attracts around 500 industry and games enthusiasts every year.
The Welsh games industry seems to be positively booming, with Wales Interactive, Thud Media and Oysterworld Games among many others all attending the Wales Games Development Show this June, the fourth year the show has run. The show will include workshops, talks, demonstrations and exhibitors as well as networking opportunities for industry veterans and local young talent alike at the Games Wales After Party!
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