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YGD Hero Award

The YGD Hero Award, chosen by BAFTA’s Games and Learning & New Talent Committees, is awarded to a figure or organisation in the professional games industry who supports young game designers.


 Media Molecule - YGD Hero Award winner 2016

Do you love games such as LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, Tearaway and Tearaway Unfolded? The studio behind them won our Hero Award last year!

Founded in 2006 by a group of like-minded friends looking for new creative challenges, Media Molecule has grown from humble beginnings to becoming one of the industry’s most pioneering developers, constantly pushing the boundaries between the player and the creator. The studio consistently aims to tell beautiful and compelling stories that give players the power to go forth and create their own adventures and their own worlds.

Event: BAFTA Young Game Designers AwardsDate: Sat 23 July 2016Venue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyHosts: Ben Shires, Jane Douglas-Area: WINNERS BRANDING BOARD

We are completely thrilled and honoured to be presented with the BAFTA YGD Hero Award. At Media Molecule, we are passionate about meeting the future generation of games makers and encouraging them to follow their dreams. It’s always so inspiring to see how much talent and dedication these incredible young people have and we can’t wait to see what the future holds – we’re in good hands!

Event: BAFTA Young Game Designers AwardsDate: Sat 23 July 2016Venue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyHosts: Ben Shires, Jane Douglas-Area: CEREMONY

  Event: BAFTA Young Game Designers AwardsDate: Sat 23 July 2016Venue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyHosts: Ben Shires, Jane Douglas-Area: WINNERS BRANDING BOARD

Next up for Media Molecule is an ambitious new title for Playstation 4 called Dreams. Set in a 3D space, Dreams will offer deeper and more advanced tools, giving players the power to create more than just games, but entire pieces of art -  whether it’s music, films, animations or sculpture. The opportunity for intersection between the art and gaming worlds is now greater than ever, and is something that Media Molecule is looking to achieve with their new game.


Minecraft - YGD Hero Award winner 2015

The hugely popular, BAFTA-winning, block-building construction game developed by Mojang was awarded the very first YGD Hero Award back in 2015.

Harvey Elliott, Chair of the BAFTA Games Committee says "Minecraft’s achievements in the games industry, as well as its support for millions of creative people of all ages, are truly impressive. We hope the game and its development team serve as an inspiration to all young games enthusiasts as they progress their future careers in our industry.”

Minecraft

 

Event: BAFTA Young Game Designers AwardsDate: 25 July 2015Venue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyHosts: Ben Shires and Jane Douglas-Area: BRANDING BOARD

Event: BAFTA Young Game Designers AwardsDate: 25 July 2015Venue: BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyHosts: Ben Shires and Jane Douglas-Area: INDIVIDUAL WINNERS