BU Computing graduate wins industry award

BU Computing graduate Ashley Gwinnell has triumphed in the Best New IP category at the prestigious TIGA Game Industry Awards.

Ashley’s company Force of Habit, based in Bristol, won the accolade for their Toast Time game which is available for the Android platform.

The game is described as ‘a throwback to the golden age of video games where old-school homebrew titles fused arcade action with a distinctly British sense of humour’.

Ashley said: “There were many big names and great games nominated at the event, so we’re super proud to have won the award for Best New IP. All of our games are built using the game framework conceived at BU for my final-year dissertation, this has helped our success massively.”

Ashley’s lecturer at BU, Dr Christos Gatzidis said: “”It’s great to see our students being successful.

Ashley has made us very proud and we are certain that he and his company will go on to even greater things in the future.”

Also this month Ashley’s company won the TIGA Game Hack, which challenged participants to develop a game from scratch in just 24 hours.