Lower sixth formers Adriano Matousek and Aravind Prabhakaran from Abingdon School were both shortlisted for the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition for their game apps.
The boys travelled to London for the awards ceremony on 8 July. Although they were competing in the same “game making” category of the competition there is only friendly rivalry between them with the boys preferring to share ideas.
Aravind and Adriano learnt to code in their spare time using blogs and videos, before going on to design and create their own games, Cosine and Evade.
Adriano, aged 17 from Oxford, said, “I became interested in game design because I was curious as to how games were made and having learnt how to code in 2D, I’d like to go on to 3D.”
Both games are free and available to download from the App Store and Google Play. Adriano’s game Evade has add-ons, which are available to buy with all proceeds going to the charity Blue Skye Thinking.
Both boys would like to go on to study Computer Science at University and are currently working on their EPQs.