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Talented teen chosen for top gaming awards

Adam Kavanagh of Long Eaton who has been nominated for a gaming award.

Adam Kavanagh of Long Eaton who has been nominated for a gaming award.

A Kirk Hallam teenager’s creative skills have earned him a place in the prestigious finals of a BAFTA-run video game competition.

Adam Kavanagh, 13, is a finalist in the 2014 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, for 11-to-16-year-olds.

The contest aims to inspire the game designers and game-makers of the future by giving young people the chance to design and create their own video game and develop it with industry professionals.

Adam has been included in the shortlist for the Game Concept Award for his game ‘Incandescent’. He entered the competition under team name Lodestar Entertainments.

Adam, a pupil at st John Houghton Catholic School, described his game as: “The game where you play a light bulb. Yes, a light bulb.”

He will attend a special award ceremony in London on July 12.

The winners will be announced once decisions are made by a final ‘super jury’ of games industry professionals and celebrity gamers.

Prince William, who is the president of BAFTA, said: “BAFTA Young Game Designers is a brilliant scheme to get young people started in games”.

 

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