Our very own Escapee, Chris Bradwell, has won a BAFTA for his fantastic work on the game Flock! just five years after graduating.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, Flock! is an extremely creative puzzle game made entirely from soft, stuffed objects. It’s set on islands in the middle of the ocean and you have to use your UFO to herd sheep, pigs, cows and hens through physics puzzles into your mothership. It might sound a little bizarre, but its great fun and the graphics are awesome. It’s definitely worth checking it out.
We’ve heard that Chris is still busy in the studio finishing off a second game release ‘Final Fight: Double Impact’, and is planning to start work on another unique game: watch this space!
We caught up with Chris to hear what he had to say about his fantastic achievement:
“The BAFTA Scotland Best Game 2009 Award is a wonderful surprise – not only is this our first game, but it’s the first year they’ve had a gaming honour. I’m really proud of the work we did and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Proper Games team, my lovely wife and the guys at Escape for all their support. The games industry can be hard to break into these days, but Escape helped me onto the path of success!”
We love it when our students go on to achieve such a great success. Well done Chris – the game is great fun to play and I can’t wait to see what other creative ideas your team comes up with.