Lincoln student awarded BAFTA after designing game to help young children cook

A Lincoln student has been awarded a BAFTA for game design after drawing up a game that teaches young children culinary skills.

Anna Carter, 15, received the BAFTA Young Game Designers accolade in the 15 to 18-year-old category in London earlier this month.

The schoolgirl was presented with the Game Concept Award by Xtra Factor presenter and comedian Matt Richardson and game producer Adrienne Law.

Guzzlesarus’ Culinary Capers is an adventure game that Anna designed to help teach three to six year olds how to cook.

Anna, as well as three other young winners, will now receive a mentor from the games industry to help develop her skills.

Anna Carter, 15, was awarded the BAFTA for Young Game Designers.

A game developer will also turn Anna’s idea into a prototype.

“We hear lots about unhealthy eating and the impact it has,” said Anna. “I wanted to create a game that tackled the issue by instilling healthy eating and a love of cooking in children from a young age in a fun way.

“It’s such an honour to be recognised by BAFTA and to have my game turned into a prototype by professional developers.

“I’m really grateful to BAFTA for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

“I love the creativity involved in game concept creation and winning this award has inspired me to take it further.”