A team of talented computing students are celebrating
after winning a prestigious BAFTA award.
The students clinched the BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award at the
GAME British Academy Video Games Awards, held at the London Hilton
in Park Lane.
The successful team was nominated for the award after winning a
national competition Dare to be Digital, a video games development
contest organised with Channel 4.
The team, named DarkMatter Designs, consisted of four
Wolverhampton students and one from the University of Birmingham.
They designed Boro-Toro, a platform puzzle game which uses an
innovative control system using Wii technology.
Stuart Slater, Principal Lecturer (Digital Media & Games),
said: “This is great news and well done to a great team of students
for their well deserved BAFTA, including two guys who now work at a
leading games company, RockStar North.
“This adds to the continually growing status of the University
as a graduation point for students wanting to enter the animation
and games industry. We hope to continue ensuring that regional
companies and graduates can compete in the global digital
Adam’s team mates are Owen Schwehr, from the School of Art &
Design, who also graduated last year, Graham Ranson and Yves
Wheeler, from the School of Computing and Information
Technology, and Matt Booton, from the University of
The University of Wolverhampton is the regional partner for Dare
to be Digital 2009.
The game’s website is http://www.boro-toro.co.nr/