Game Designer Tim Schafer to be Awarded BAFTA Fellowship
BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) announced today, 21st February that game designer Tim Schafer will be presented with the fellowship at this year’s British Academy Games Awards, in recognition of his creative contribution to the games industry. Schafer is known best for LucasArts’ Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, and more recently his work at Double Fine.
The Fellowship is the highest honour awarded by the academy for outstanding contribution to film, games or television. Previous Fellowships awarded for outstanding work in games include Rockstar Games, John Carmack, David Braben OBE, Peter Molyneux and Will Wright.
Chief Executive of BAFTA Amanda Berry has said of Schafer: “Tim Schafer is a true pioneer of game design, who has pushed the boundaries of the medium through his extraordinary talents. With a career spanning three decades, his diverse body of work includes some of the most iconic and best-loved adventure games, all characterised by his powerful storytelling and distinctive comedic writing style. We are honoured to be presenting him with the BAFTA Fellowship.”
The British Academy Games Awards will take place on Thursday 12th April at the Troxy, London. Nominations for other awards will be announced on Thursday 15th March. You can find out more about the BAFTA game awards at their website here.