BAFTA Ones to Watch nominees: Torque
The three BAFTA Ones to Watch nominees have been announced, and next up we’re checking out Torque's game, Don’t Walk: RUN!
Don’t Walk: RUN! is a local multiplayer game inspired by a range of B movies. Whilst certain players take the role of hapless tourists, trapped in a chaotic environment, another player assumes the role of film director and tries to cause as much havoc as possible by interacting directly with their surroundings… flipping cars, redirecting traffic, causing explosions… you name it!
At the international game competition Dare to be Digital, Manchester-based team Torque were not only nominated for the BAFTA Ones to Watch award, but were also announced the winners of the Channel 4 Award. The team will receive £25,000 to start a business and complete their game, which will then be published by the broadcaster.
After receiving both pieces of news, Niall Taylor from the game development teamsaid: “This is amazing, I don’t believe it – we nearly fell off our chairs. Everything has completely changed in our lives in the last eight weeks.”
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The winner of the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award will be announced at the British Academy Games Awards early next year.