Thread Bear wins a Welsh Graduate Design Award 2011

Jenny Peers and André Silva have won a Welsh Graduate Design Award 2011, in the Interaction Design category for their game Thread Bear.

Thread Bear is a 3D adventure game set in a squishy fabric world. You will help Bobby the panda travel through each level and sew up the rips that are affecting the balance of his fragile fabric world.

Thread Bear uses the UDK engine, the prototype build is currently playable on PC only at the moment. Further development is currently under way, for platforms such as the iOS and Xbox.

Download the Thread Bear playable prototype
Thread Bear Official Website


Two Newport Games are on the short list for a Best of Welsh Design Award

We are very pleased to announce that two Newport games have made it onto the short list for the Graduate Interactive Award

Thread Bear by Jenny Peers and Andre Silva.
Thread Bear is a cute 3D adventure game set in a squishy fabric world. Help Bobby the panda travel through each level and sew up the rips that are affecting the balance of this fragile fabric world.
For more info and to Vote for Thread Bear.

Mush by Henry Hoffman, Kate Killick (from Computer Games Design), Ahmed Zaman, Matt Dennis, Greg O’Brian (from Games Development & AI).
Mush is an emotional puzzle platform game for the Windows Phone 7, giving you control over how your character feels. Directly change emotions through drawing smiles and sad faces, rotating the world and shaking the phone. Experience happiness, sadness, confusion and anger as you explore the unique emotional themed worlds with quirky abilities defined by the characters mood.
For more info and to Vote for Mush.

The Best of Welsh Design Awards are part of the Cardiff Design Festival. The winners will be announced on Friday the 14th of October.


Computer Games Design will be at playARK Cardiff

The Computer Games Design course has been invited to exhibit student and graduate work at playARK – Games on 1st October 2011, 10am – 4pm at Chapter Arts Centre, so come along and have a go.

The games will be part of the Open Playtest session, there will be a selection of games from current students and graduates, including Q.U.B.E.

playARK is part of the Cardiff Design Festival.