BAFTA nomination for Liverpool Screen School graduate
01 September 2011
Liverpool Screen School graduate, Malath Abbas, and his team, ‘Evolved Ape’, has been named as one of three winners of the Dare to be Digital award - gaining the team a BAFTA nomination.
With applications from over 70 universities worldwide, just 15 teams were selected to compete in 'Dare to be Digital'. During the summer, the teams spent nine weeks at Abertay University, developing a prototype video game whilst receiving mentoring from industry experts throughout. The competition culminated in the showcasing event, ‘Dare ProtoPlay’, when both games industry professionals and the public played the games to decide on the three finalists.
"I’m absolutely ecstatic and really proud of the final product and the whole team. All the hard, hard work has paid off."
Winning £2,500 as one of the three finalists, Malath’s team, Evolved Ape, now go on to compete for the BAFTA 'Ones to Watch' award, which will be presented at the British Academy Video Games Awards in London in March 2012.