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BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award winner announced

FivePixels take home prize for best game

Developer Five Pixels was awarded the British Academy Scotland New Talent Award for the Best Game last night with its entry, Seek.

Ross Davies, Chris Dickson, Jess Hider, Vimarsh Raina and Amy Stevens all hail from Abertay University.

"It's absolutely amazing to win a BAFTA New Talent Award. I was so excited that I was shaking the whole time I was on stage. It's a massive boost for confidence for the team as we prepare to graduate from Abertay University," said Stevens.

"We were really interested in doing something different with Seek, bringing a virtual reality-like experience to tablet. It was a bit of a gamble, but it seems it paid off. Hopefully this award means that potential employers or investors will have confidence in our ability to create games."

The team beat Blank Canvas and Shinymonkey to take home the award.

"Seek is a very deserving winner of Best Game at the BAFTA New Talent Awards. It really stood out when the team created it at last year's Dare to be Digital competition, where it also won the Artistic Achievement Award," said Professor Gregor White from Abertay University's School of Arts, Media and Computer Games.

"We're very proud of the team, who have developed high levels of technical skills during their studies at Abertay as well as a really solid understanding of the importance of making new, creative gaming experiences."

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