A team of Abertay University students have won a British Academy Scotland New Talent Award for the Best Game.
The Five Pixels team of Ross Davies, Chris Dickson, Jess Hider, Vimarsh Raina and Amy Stevens, created Seek, an experimental game in which the player has to use a tablet as a “window to the world” similar to virtual reality, but without using a headset.
Amy Stevens said: “It’s absolutely amazing to win a Bafta New Talent Award.
“I was so excited that I was shaking the whole time I was on stage.
“It’s a massive boost for confidence for the team as we prepare to graduate from Abertay University.
“We were really interested in doing something different with Seek, bringing a virtual reality-like experience to tablet. It was a bit of a gamble, but it seems it paid off.
“Hopefully this award means potential employers or investors will have confidence in our ability to create games.”
They were announced as Bafta winners at an awards ceremony at the Arches in Glasgow.
Five Pixels beat another Abertay team, Blank Canvas, made up of Ellen Brown, Irvine Cruikshank, Vince Finlayson, Stuart Tait and Mark Thompson, who were nominated for Revenant.
Professor Gregor White, of Abertay University’s School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, said: “Seek is a very deserving winner of best game at the Bafta New Talent Awards.
“It really stood out when the team created it at last year’s Dare to be Digital, where it also won the Artistic Achievement Award.
“We’re very proud of the team, who have developed high levels of technical skills during their studies at Abertay as well as a really solid understanding of the importance of making new, creative gaming experiences.”
In Seek the player has to search for their friends on a forgotten island, using new skills that the friends give them to discover secrets about the land.
Each friend reveals a new way of navigating the island.