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BAFTA win "a kick-start right into the industry"

That Game Studio stunned at praise for Twang

Twang developer That Game Studio has been left stunned by their win at the BAFTA video game awards last night, after scooping the One to Watch accolade for their side-scrolling racer.

The group - consisting of students from Sweden and Scotland - were one of only three eligible for the award, after creating the game during their summer vacation for the Dare to be Digital competition.

"We are extremely amazed that we won the BAFTA Ones to Watch award," said the team in a statement. "We can barely believe it. It's like a kick-start right into the industry, a confirmation that we're doing something right."

Louis Natanson, academic director of the Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University, where the competition is held, added: "That Game Studio produced an exceptional game, that's both incredibly fun to play and shows that these are young professionals with a very bright future ahead of them."

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