The YGD Hero Award, chosen by BAFTA’s Games Committee, is awarded to a figure or organisation in the professional games industry who supports young game designers.
Unity Technologies - YGD Hero Award winner 2017
Unity Technologies are the creators of Unity, the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences, including a free version for personal use.
Jessica Lindl, Global Head of Education at Unity, said:
We are very grateful to BAFTA for this recognition. At Unity, we believe every young person should have the opportunity to learn how to become a creator, and not just a consumer, of technology. That's why we invest so deeply in building a powerful and flexible engine that makes young people's dreams a reality.
Unity Technologies will be receive the YGD Hero Awards in the YGD ceremony on Saturday 8 July.