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The Winning Game in 2010


'HAMSTER: Accidental World Domination' was judged to be the best game submitted in the 2010 competition. The design team Beached Whale Productions were awarded their BAFTA YGD trophy at the 2010 British Academy Childrens' Awards.

The Story

Players have to help the hamster hero rescue the princess from the villainous Sir Purrs A lot.


The game was originally designed for the Nintendo DS.

Design Team

Beached Whale Productions

Team Members

  • Dan Pearce, Executive Gameplay Designer, Concept Artist, Senior Writer
  • Sam Taylor, Producer, Executive Artist
  • James Cook, Senior Gameplay Designer, Level Designer, Executive Writer

Judges Feedback

The judging panel found the characterisation and design of the game very funny and felt that this was a game people would want to play again and again.

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2010 Winners' Diaries

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