Two game designers make BAFTA’s ‘Brits To Watch’ list

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the names of the 42 ‘Brits to Watch’ who will be the focus of the inaugural event taking place on Saturday July 9 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. The list of emerging talents – who “will generally not be complete beginners in their industry, and will have already begun to show real promise” – includes two game designers. Charles Griffiths is currently working on Fable: The Journey at Lionhead Studios, and recently made his own demo, Shuffle, while BAFTA-winning designer Matt Turner has worked on Race Driver: Grid and Dirt 2, among other projects, and joined Playground Games last year. BAFTA launched its videogames branch in the US last month, forming a Los Angeles-based committee in a bid “to secure an ongoing, collaborative US membership”.